The Trump administration’s battle for new energy infrastructure will center on Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania this summer, as members of the president’s cabinet work with state regulators to build the country’s first natural gas and petrochemical hub in Appalachia.
Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told John that he and others from the Energy Department, Transportation Department and other agencies have been charged by the president to produce a plan to overcome the regulatory hurdles to get the project off the ground.
Meetings in the three shale-producing states are ongoing, with Kentucky — not a natural gas producer — also part of the conversation. Kentucky is seen as a major part of the logistics chain that will be needed to convert Appalachia into a thriving center for petrochemicals and energy exports along the Ohio River.
Assistant Secretary Mark Menezeswill be sitting down with Ohio regulators in the next few days to discuss the hurdles to building a major hub. Pipeline capacity would also need to be improved in the region.Read on by clicking right here.