August 5, 2011 Dominion gas processing plant moving ahead
By The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dominion says it is proceeding with the construction of a $500 million natural gas processing plant in Natrium in Marshall County.
Ninety percent of the contracts for the project’s first phase have been awarded. That phase should be in service by December 2012.
Spokesman Dan Donovan says the project is expected to create 40 to 50 permanent jobs. About 60 people are employed at a similar facility in Pine Grove.
Dominion says the plant is needed to keep up with the increased drilling activity that produces so-called “wet” natural gas that contains large amounts of propane, butane, methane and other products.
Dominion chief executive Gary Sypolt says Natrium is an ideal location to access production in both the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.