Marshall County Industry Activity, Trans Energy and Dominion

by admin on January 19, 2011

St. Mary’s based  company Trans Energy announced it has begun drilling Lucey No. 1H,  its seventh Marcellus shale gas well in Marshall County.   “Trans Energy continues to move to a development phase from an exploration phase as it develops its acreage position in northern West Virginia” , Trans Energy President John Corp stated in a press release dated Jan. 17, 2011.

Dominion Transmission announced that it has reached an agreement with PPG to option the purchase of 56 acres at the Natrium site where the company plans to process natural gas and separate natural gas liquids.  The site, nine miles north of New Martinsville, is close to Dominion’s TL-404 pipeline, an existing transmission line in Ohio and West Virginia that Dominion plans to convert to a wet gas service line.  U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-WV),  welcomes the expansion of gas industry in the 1st District, which is represented by McKinley.  ”Development of Marcellus shale natural gas reserves faces some of the same rigid regulatory obstacles that other energy development projects are facing,” McKinley said. “I plan to vigorously advocate for the responsible removal of barriers to new jobs here, regardless of the energy source.  If it creates and protects jobs in West Virginia, I am in favor of it.”

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