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- Daily Mail editorial: Atlantic Coast Pipeline a win for West Virginia
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Most talk of a natural gas boom in southern West Virginia usually defers to the yet-untapped Rogersville Shale miles beneath the tri-state region.
While the vast majority of wells are still plunged into the northern Utica and Marcellus Shales, currently a more cost-effective venture with plenty of reserves left, streams of the multibillion industry still pull south into Cabell County by way of Cenergy LLC, a Milton-based general contractor designing, manufacturing and constructing compression and regulation stations for gas players nationwide.
MarkWest, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPLX, has expanded its operations in West Virginia and continues to grow, with more than $200 million in construction underway in Doddridge County and more than $100 million in planned upgrades in Marshall County.
The company currently has seven separate processing plants in two states, one being de-ethanization, and an ethane fractionation plant has been added at the Sherwood location along U.S. 50 in Doddridge County, Operations General Manager Jeff Randolph said.
A small country that is economically dependent on a single export commodity, such as bananas. That is how Free Dictionary defines banana republic. West Virginia doesn’t have any bananas, but we come close to that definition.
For decades we exported coal and timber, but we also had a booming chemical industry and a glass industry. With coal on the decline, our glass and steel industry almost gone and many of our chemical plants closed, natural gas may be our next big export item. But do we want natural gas to become West Virginia’s bananas?