This week Secretary Rick Perry announced the release of a new study by the Department of Energy detailing the potential for a petrochemical hub located in the Appalachian region. The reports reaffirmed what we have been saying for years- we need to capitalize on the resources we have in West Virginia and Appalachia, while using our natural gas liquids to attract manufacturing, investment, and jobs.
We thank Secretary Perry for his leadership and for working with us to highlight the potential and need for an ethane storage hub in Appalachia. Not only is it good for our region, this is good for America. West Virginia and surrounding states are poised to become a leader in petrochemicals and manufacturing, but we need the necessary infrastructure to make it work.
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