Mapping Geologic Capacity for Natural Gas Liquid Storage


“It is no secret that the region around Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania has abundant natural gas resources, but can the three states uncover the keys to turning those resources into economic growth? West Virginia University-led research may have some of the answers,” writes JobsOhio in a release this week. The university just released a study that shows how the region can support natural gas liquid storage facilities that are critical for attracting petrochemical and related industries to the area. Researchers from the geological surveys in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio studied geologic formations that could offer suitable locations for developers to build underground facilities to store natural gas liquids from Marcellus and Utica wells. Storage capacity is seen as critical to positioning the tri-state area for investments in crackers and other petrochemical facilities. 8/31/2017