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CLARKSBURG — Ronald Lane Inc., Clarksburg, has signed a contract with a major natural gas company to lease land in both Harrison and Ritchie counties that will result in 800-1,200 jobs coming to the region. They are scheduled to move in June 1.
Ronald Lane Inc. is a pipeline construction and commercial development company headquartered in Clarksburg.
Chris Lane, a co-owner, said the natural gas company will occupy all the remaining lots in the Sun Valley Industrial Park, which contains about 22 acres on U.S. 50 just outside Clarksburg.
Don’t let anyone tell you the proposed 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline is not good for West Virginia and West Virginians.
The $5.1 billion pipeline project, spearheaded by Dominion Energy, would begin in Harrison County and bring natural gas from the Marcellus shale and other prolific gas formations in and around north-central West Virginia to natural gas users in Virginia and southeastern North Carolina, reported the Gazette-Mail’s Max Garland.
by Wilson R. Harvey CORRESPONDENT
CLARKSBURG — To many, environmental and fiscal welfare may seem incompatible goals.
However, it is the convergence of those two spheres that has fueled the success of the Private Project of the Year as selected by The Exponent Telegram’s Editorial Board.
This year’s project is Antero Resources’ wastewater treatment complex in Doddridge County.
Anne Blankenship, executive director of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, said she has high hopes for the facility.
“Antero’s Clearwater facility is good for the environment and the economy,” she said. “The state-of-the-art project will eliminate the need for an estimated 60 wastewater disposal wells over its lifetime and reduce water truck travel by more than 10 million miles annually.”
Hoppy's Commentary | January 03, 2017 at 12:18AM
West Virginia is sitting on top of nearly unimaginable amounts of natural gas. The Energy Information Administration estimates the state’s shale gas reserves exceed 28 trillion cubic feet. Yet, we have not yet been able to take full advantage of this energy windfall.
One reason is huge gas reserves are being discovered elsewhere, and hydraulic fracturing means those reserves that were once unreachable can now be tapped. The oversupply drives down prices and serves as a disincentive for drillers.
Another reason is that our infrastructure has not caught up with the enormous supplies, which is why the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is so critical.
The proposed pipeline, which would run 600 miles from Harrison County southeast through the state, across Virginia and into North Carolina, will supply natural gas to utilities for power generation. The project by Dominion Transportation Inc. would provide a significant new market for West Virginia natural gas.
Naturally, there are concerns about the pipeline–some property owners don’t want the pipeline on or near their land—but much of the opposition is from the environmental community which objects to fracking and carbon fuels.
Environmentalists have raised myriad concerns about the potential impact on groundwater, forests, recreational areas, historic sites, and sensitive species, to name a few. They also argue there is no economic benefit to impacted communities.