Justice: Methanol plant to be built in Pleasants
CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday that a $350 million plant would be built in Pleasants County to produce methanol.
West Virginia Methanol Inc. will construct a plant to produce high-purity methanol from natural gas in Pleasants County. The plant is a $350 million investment and will hire 30 full-time jobs not counting the construction jobs needs to build the plant.
Once the plant is complete, it will produce 315,000 metric tons per year of high-purity methanol using 35,000 MBTU per day in natural gas with low emissions. The company’s leadership – based in Cincinnati, Ohio – calls the Pleasants County site their flagship location in the state.
The full story on the announcement will appear in Tuesday’s edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.