Pipeline construction with welder

IOGA’s Charlie Burd was recently interviewed on why pipelines are necessary to continue the boom of energy production in West Virginia, and how energy-intensive manufacturers will be attracted to West Virginia as a result.

If co-tenancy regulations are established and the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines are completed on schedule, there is expected to be a spike in the state’s oil and gas production numbers, Burd said.

“I suspect it would only go up; it would be significant,” he said. “It’s growing by leaps and bounds. Every one of these wells seems to be very prolific, that’s why we need the pipeline takeaways and the downstream (manufacturing).”

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