Natural Gas Pipelines Are Major Concern in Appalachia

by Duane Nichols on August 9, 2016

Pipelines Creating Increasing Safety Concerns in Appalachia

From an Article by Jessica Lilly and Roxy Todd, WV Public Radio, August 5, 2016

On this past week’s show, we hear how the natural gas industry is affecting communities in the region. We feature a special report by The Allegheny Front about environmental concerns surrounding the production and transportation of natural gas.  Hundreds of miles of new pipelines are in the works to move natural gas from the shale formations in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio to markets across the country.

The Department of Energy predicts Pennsylvania and Ohio will nearly double their natural gas production by 2030. Currently, there are 300,000 miles of these lines in the U.S. And many residents who live in the path of these new pipelines are asking if they should be worried about accidents.

Large Diameter Pipelines Disrupt Landscape

Two men walk the scene of a natural gas transmission line explosion in western Pennsylvania, April 29, 2016. The blast was so powerful it ripped a 12-foot crater into the landscape and burned a section of the field with a quarter-mile radius.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: