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West Virginia / Attorney General State Seal
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
PATRICK MORRISEY
Phone: 304-558-2021
Email: communications@wvago.gov
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Beth Ryan
Phone: (304) 558-2021


Release Date: November 14, 2013

Attorney General Morrisey Applauds Possible Ethane Cracker, Other Plants in Wood County



CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today issued the following statement in reaction to an announcement that Brazilian company Odebrecht is exploring the possibility of building an ethane cracker and other plants in Wood County:

“Congratulations to Wood County and the entire state of West Virginia on today’s news that Odebrecht will be taking the next steps in exploring the development of an ethane cracker, three polyethylene plants, as well as associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy co-generation, near Parkersburg. This multi-billion dollar investment could truly be a game changer for the state of West Virginia and her people. While the process will be long and many steps must now be taken to ensure these plants are built, our Office will do everything in our power to assist the state, Wood County and Odebrecht in making project ASCENT a reality.

"As Gov. Tomblin said during his announcement today, there are many hurdles that still must be overcome for the plants to become a reality. Our Office will work with all parties on any legal matter that may come up and assist the state in any way."