Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania — why not include West Virginia on the list of natural gas hubs?
That’s the rationale for the Diversified Gas & Oil Corp., an Alabama-based company that’s set up a control center in its Charleston regional office.
The new facility initially will support monitoring of the 3,000-mile Cranberry Pipeline network that travels through West Virginia. Company leaders said the plan also is to have the center form an axis for controlling other company assets, inside and outside the Mountain State.
“Being in an industry where everything is Pittsburgh-, Houston-, Oklahoma-focused, this gives us a nice foothold to continue to keep some jobs in Charleston,” said Greg Hoyer, Diversified’s vice president of government affairs. “This is a company that’s going to have big assets in West Virginia.”
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