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WVU-led research team lays foundation for natural gas storage ‘hub’; opportunity for economic growth in the region

On August 29, WVU is releasing to the public a study that shows how the region can support storage facilities that are critical for attracting petrochemical and related industries to the area. Researchers will present the data at a technical workshop in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, hosted by the Eastern Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, PTTC, at WVU.

Workshop Registration Open: "Appalachian Storage Hub for Natural Gas Liquids" Aug. 29

State officials in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are promoting a high-technology program to enhance economic development by expanding the market for ethane and other natural gas liquids (NGLs) production from the liquids-rich Marcellus and Utica shale plays.  The vision is to create a robust infrastructure supporting the creation of value from the prolific NGLs production in the Appalachian Basin, including NGLs storage and trading plus pipeline infrastructure.