DODDRIDGE COUNTY, WV –
Gov. Jim Justice spoke and participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, celebrating an expansion of the MPLX Sherwood Gas Processing Complex in Doddridge County, which – even before expanding – was already the largest gas-processing facility in all of North America.
“What an incredible day this is for West Virginia, that’s all there is to it, this is everything,” Gov. Justice said during his address at Thursday’s ceremony. “All those who are making this possible in any way, we thank you, you can’t imagine how much we thank you.”
This expansion will add 400 million cubic feet per day to the plant’s processing capacity. Prior to this expansion, the plant was already processing 2.2 billion cubic feet per day – the largest amount at any plant in the country.
Gov. Justice said Thursday that the success of the MPLX plant is another example of the tremendously positive momentum that is going on right now in West Virginia’s energy sector.
“We welcome these kinds of opportunities,” Gov. Justice said. “We’re close to an explosion of jobs and opportunity in this state beyond all of our comprehension.
“We should be so proud that we are a natural resource state, we shouldn’t run from the fact that we’re a natural resource state, we should be proud of our contribution to our nation,” Gov. Justice said. “The stuff that we have, as far as opportunities in the petrochemical industry and on and on and on, all of that needs to be located where the cheapest gas and the absolute best opportunity is, and that’s right here in West Virginia.
“I love our state, and I’m only here for one reason: to make it better,” Gov. Justice said. “West Virginia is better today."