West Virginia officials are working to help multinational corporations cut their railroad transportation costs if they build a large petrochemical facility in the state.As part of their efforts to lure a $2 billion ethane cracker to West Virginia, several members of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's Marcellus to Manufacturing Task Force met Tuesday to talk about how to lower the cost of rail transportation for the owner of the facility.
Ethane Cracker: ; Officials Hope to Cut Rail Expenses; Task Force Seeks Ways to Lower Transportation Costs for Firms Building Plants in West Virginia
Two multinational corporations, including Royal Dutch Shell, are looking to build a cracker in Appalachia. West Virginia is in a race with Ohio and Pennsylvania to get one built here. A cracker would take advantage of the region's massive natural gas ...