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    West Virginia Keen to Export LNG to Vietnam

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The US state and the government of Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding on February 24 to bolster economic relations.

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West Virginia Keen to Export LNG to Vietnam

West Virginia is keen to supply LNG and coal to Vietnam, US congresswoman Carol Miller said in a February 25 statement after the two parties inked a memorandum of understanding to bolster economic relations.  

“I know West Virginia stands ready to supply and export to Vietnam significant quantities of our abundant and high-quality coal and natural gas, among other areas and industries,” Miller said. “Our high quality thermal and metallurgical coal, as well as our liquefied natural gas, can and will keep the lights on in Vietnamese homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses for years to come.”  

Governer Jim Justice and other West Virginia officials hosted cabinet dignitaries from Vietnam for a virtual ceremony on February 24. The MoU was signed by governor Justice and Vietnam vice minister of industry and trade, Do Thang Hai. Several other dignitaries from Vietnam and West Virginia also attended the virtual ceremony, including West Virginia department of commerce secretary Ed Gaunch and congresswoman Miller. 

“This is truly a historical moment,” governer Justice said. “International trade – working together with one another – is so important to West Virginia.”