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Tomblin reschedules Marcellus task force meeting

Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin, acting as governor, has rescheduled the first meeting of his “Marcellus to Manufacturing Task Force” for next week. From the online meeting list at the Secretary of State’s office:

Date of Meeting: May 4, 2011

Time of Meeting: 10:30 AM


West Virginia Technology Park

2001 Union Carbide Drive Building 2000

Room 1220

South Charleston, West Virginia

The notice also said:

Discuss organizational matters; Review Executive Order No. 1-11 and duties of Task Force; Consideration of matters related to ethane and natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia; Discussion of ethane, ethane conversion facilities and ethylene generally; Discussion of available resources in West Virginia that could be utilized to promote investment in ethane to ethylene conversion facilities; Discussion of potential economic impact of ethane conversion facility locating in West Virginia; Formation of Task Force Subcommittees and related matters; Consideration and adoption of meeting procedures; Discussion related to formation of a comprehensive Marcellus to Manufacturing Action Plan generally; Consideration of other matters related generally to the foregoing. An agenda will be available three days prior to the meeting in Room M-146, Office of General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.