By JESS MANCINI
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
GRANTSVILLE, W.Va. — Despite cold and snow, Calhoun County commissioners and representatives of a natural gas development company broke ground Tuesday for a $100 million compressor station for the Mountaineer XPress pipeline.
TransCanada, parent company of Columbia Gas Transmission, is building the $2 billion, 165-mile Mountaineer XPress Pipeline from Marshall County to Cabell County that includes the White Oak Compressor Station in Calhoun County and the Mount Olive and Sherwood stations in Jackson and Doddridge counties, respectively. The three stations will cost $300 million, according to the company.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Agency approved the Gulf XPress Pipeline in December. The Mountaineer XPress will go through Marshall, Wetzel, Doddridge, Ritchie, Calhoun, Wirt, Roane, Jackson, Putnam and Cabell counties and will transport natural gas from West Virginia to other U.S. markets.
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