Appalachia Storage & Trading Hub progress continues
So. Charleston, W.V.; November 9, 2017 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center (MATRIC) is pleased with today’s announcement of West Virginia Department of Commerce and China Energy Investment Corporation Limited’s plan to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia over the next 20 years.
MATRIC is proud to have played a central role on behalf of the WV team and to have collaborated closely with the West Virginia Department of Commerce, China Energy, and federal and state government officials on this agreement.
“We are excited and optimistic about the investment by China Energy. They have a systematic and logical strategy to implement significant projects in the U.S. over the next 20 years,” said Steve Hedrick, CEO, MATRIC. “This is especially an exciting time for the people of Appalachia who have advocated for a local raw material extraction and consumption strategy for years.”
“The results of this investment will have substation economic development benefits to the state of West Virginia and the Appalachia region, including job creation,” continued Hedrick.
In addition to power generation and chemical manufacturing, a key area of focus for this investment will be underground storage of natural gas liquids and derivatives, otherwise referred to as the Appalachia Storage & Trading Hub.
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