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WVONGA resolution supports WV pipeline infrastructure projects

WVPA Staff Report

CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — The Board of Directors of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association this morning approved a resolution supporting 11 pipeline infrastructure projects to be constructed in 2017 and 2018.

Anne Blankenship

The resolution came during the WVONGA fall meeting at Canaan Valley Resort.

Anne Blankenship, executive director WVONGA, said the pipelines have the potential to create approximately 80,000 jobs in the state of West Virginia and bordering states. Blankenship noted the jobs that will be created by the West Virginia Pipeline Infrastructure Projects will pay an average salary of $100,000, plus benefits per employee per year.

The WVONGA’s Board resolution states that the “West Virginia Pipeline Infrastructure Projects are shovel-ready, meaning that the pipe and materials are purchased and delivered; the contracts are awarded to contractors; all major permitting hurdles are complete; and all regulatory agencies have either completed processing regulatory approvals or are finalizing their approvals.”

Blankenship said the only approval required to commence construction on the West Virginia Pipeline Infrastructure Projects is the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The resolution addresses the need for FERC approval, stating,  The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association overwhelmingly supports the West Virginia Pipeline Infrastructure Projects and encourages FERC to approve the applications pending before it for the West Virginia Pipeline Infrastructure Projects.

 The pipeline projects are outlined below:

Project Name

Gas Company

FERC Number

Atlantic Sunrise

Williams

CP15-138-000

WB Express

Columbia

CP16-38-000

Northern Access

National Fuel Empire

CP15-115-000 and CP15-115-001

Rover

Energy Transfer

CP15-93-000

Nexus

Spectra/DTE

CP16-22-000

Gulf Xpress

Columbia

CP16-361-000

Leach Express

Columbia

CP15-514-000

Mountaineer Xpress

Columbia

CP16-357-000

Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion

CP15-554-000 and CP15-554-001

MVP

EQT

CP16-10-000

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Dominion

CP15-555-000

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