An In-Depth Conversation on the Potential China Energy Deal


On The Legislature Today, details about an estimated $84 billion investment by a Chinese energy company have been slim since Governor Jim Justice and Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher made the announcement last fall. In this episode, we’ll talk to a lead scientist at West Virginia University who describes a long-time relationship between the university and this energy company.

Senior Reporter Dave Mistich joins host Andrea Lannom to discuss the latest happenings from the statehouse.

A co-tenancy bill we’ve been following has been called necessary to expand the oil and gas industry in West Virginia. It’s said it could have some impact on a deal with China that Gov. Justice and Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher announced in fall 2017.

We’ve fielded quite a few questions from people around the state who want to know more about the company, China Energy. It’s the largest energy company in China.

Assistant News Director Glynis Board recently sat down with the director of West Virginia University’s Energy Institute for his insight on the deal’s potential impact. Turns out, the university has been working with the company for years.

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