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- Gassed up and ready to go
BLUEFIELD — Two natural gas pipelines originating in the state could mean economic benefits for all residents, local legislators say.
Both pipelines, Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), will start in the Marcellus Formation shale fields in north central West Virginia.
The MVP is a 303-mile, 42-inch diameter, $3.5 billion line that will end in Chatham, Va. and run through both Monroe and Giles counties. The ACP is 600 miles long and will end in North Carolina.
Although the pipelines have faced stiff opposition from residents in many of the counties impacted, including Monroe and Giles counties, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given both the green light.
Del. John Shott (R-Mercer County) said the lines will bring opportunities, not only for tax revenue but for other state uses.
Nearly 360,000 West Virginians depend on food stamps to make ends meet — that’s 19.5 percent of the state’s population. For these households, paying for food and necessities like clothing and shelter is already a daily struggle, let alone paying an electricity bill that could have been much lower with the right set of policies.
That’s because keeping the lights on, and their homes warm, takes a bigger bite out of the budget for this these households than it does for the average family.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the bottom fifth of households spent 22 percent of their take-home pay on residential utility bills and gasoline in April 2016. That’s significantly higher than the 6 percent experts say is “affordable.”
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge on Friday granted approval for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to move ahead with eminent domain on properties along the project’s path in northern West Virginia counties.
The decision stands to give the pipeline developers access to disputed property even before fair value is assessed.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An annual report issued by Antero Resources projects that oil and gas production will increase by 20 percent in 2018.
“So we’ll drill, in West Virginia, 120 wells, but in 2012 terms, that’s 250 wells because we’ve developed twice as many minerals by extending the lateral length out twice as much,” Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer Al Schopp said Wednesday on MetroNews “Talkline.”
Additionally, Schopp said that Antero Resources will pay close to $70 million in taxes this year to the state.