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Old 10-16-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Morgantown
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Any idea how many are employed there? I wouldnt think many.
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:09 PM
 
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Any idea how many are employed there? I wouldnt think many.
It might affect as many as 40 well paid workers. Unfortunately, the expansions at Longview are years away and won't be in time for them to get jobs there.
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:44 PM
 
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It all comes down to not using coal! Not producing electricity won’t reduce jobs that much, but switching to gas will!
Talking about two different things. Workers at the the plant were told that most of them will be let go. Not talking general economic trends here, just this specific place and its workers.

They won't use coal anymore because the gas auxiliary is sufficient for steam generation.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:19 AM
 
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Will this cut down on the number of coal trucks driving through downtown?
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:00 AM
 
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I believe their coal is delivered by barge.
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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There have been some rumors of a buyer for the plant, which could change the dynamics there. Time will tell. Even if they stop using coal in January, the facility maintains the ability to once again use it if market conditions change and coal become cheaper.
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