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.


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