A program of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association

Support Pipeline Development


We need your help! 

Let your legislator know you support pipeline development.  Click here to send a letter to your legislator.

Building natural gas pipelines in our state will lead to thousands of good paying jobs for West Virginia, provide needed tax dollars to pay for government services and reduce America’s dependence on foreign sources of energy.

The development of interstate pipeline infrastructure is critical both to our nation and to West Virginia.  Given the tremendous amounts of natural gas being produced and used in our region, these pipelines are needed to transport the gas to other areas of the country that need it for power generation and manufacturing. 

The Northeast, Southeast and Midwest all will benefit from West Virginia-produced natural gas.  The increased use of domestic energy results in less reliance on foreign sources of energy – making America more energy secure.

Additionally, once these lines are in operation, natural gas development in West Virginia could increase.  This will lead to more gas industry jobs for West Virginians and tax revenue to assist local governments and the State budget. 

There are several interstate natural gas pipeline projects being proposed to be built in West Virginia.  They include:

Mountain Valley
WB Xpress
Leach Xpress
Mountaineer Xpress
Atlantic Coast
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These projects alone equate to:

$5.7 billion in construction-related economic impact
18,035 jobs supported during pipeline construction projects
$61.1 million in estimated property taxes

In total, these projects represent one of the largest private sector infrastructure investments in the State’s history!

Each of these projects undergo significant safety and environmental study to determine the most effective route through the state while creating the least amount of disturbance possible.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has primary jurisdiction over U.S. interstate natural gas pipeline projects, and will make the decision as to project approval. These project are also reviewed by other state & federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection.

We need your help! 

Let your legislator know you support pipeline development - and the job creation and energy security benefits that make it possible! Click here to send a letter to your legislator.


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