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The Challenge Program, Inc. contributes to workforce and economic development by connecting business and education to achieve a common objective: the development of a skilled and motivated future workforce.

Antero VP of Government Relations, Kevin Ellis (pictured left) presented each receipient with a check for $200 for their outstanding academic work.

MarkWest, a natural gas company with operations in several states, is planning to build a trucking facility for natural gas liquids near Clendenin.

The company filed for a building permit for the proposed project with Kanawha County late last week.

According to the permit application, the loading facility will cost $2 million, and will be constructed just east of Clendenin, near the existing Cobb compressor station.

wvmetronews.com

INSTITUTE, W.Va. — The California-based company that plans to operate two methanol plants in the Kanawha Valley will use plants in other parts of the world that are no longer in operation.

US Methanol CEO Brad Gunn tells MetroNews the plants are currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Central Europe.

“We went and bought two existing methanol plants that are in other parts of the world and we’re taking them apart as we speak, transporting them here and putting them back together,” Gunn said.

The Exponent Telegram

CLARKSBURG — Work is continuing to bring three natural-gas-fired power plants to West Virginia, with an estimated $2 billion investment in the three projects, an official with Energy Solutions Consortium said.

Energy Solutions is planning to build the power plants in Harrison, Marshall and Brooke counties, spokesman Curtis Wilkerson said.

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