YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dominion, one of the largest energy suppliers in the country, is scouting sites in Ohio for future plants that would process natural gas drilled from the Utica shale, a company executive said Monday.
"The shale industry is driving our business right now," said David Mordan, director of natural gas operations for Dominion Transmission. "We've looked at other sites in Ohio. We've been here for a long time and we want to continue that."
Dominion Resources is constructing a $500 million processing plant in Natrium, W. Va., just south of Wheeling in Marshall County. The plant is scheduled to come online by the end of this year, and would be capable of processing natural gas liquids extracted from the Marcellus shale in western Pennsylvania and the Utica, a tight rock formation buried thousands of feet below eastern Ohio.
The Natrium plant is expected to employ 44 full time, 34 hourly and 10 in management, Mordal said. Temporary construction jobs could swell to as many as 800 during the mid-summer construction season as the company completes the operation, he reported.Read the rest of the article here.
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