Report: Pipelines Bring Economic Boost to Region

Oil and gas development in the Appalachian Basin has brought billions of dollars’ worth of pipeline construction to parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. According to an analysis by marketing agency Energy In Depth, pipeline construction projects have fed $32.6 billion of investments and generated more than 124,000 jobs.

This comes as companies have built more than 3,500 miles of pipelines in the region. According to the report, of the 25 pipeline projects approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, seven run through Ohio.

The Buckeye State has 2,167 wells producing in the Utica Shale formation, while another 875 wells have received permits and are being drilled. For more on the data released by Energy In Depth, click here. 4/10/2019