On March 24, almost a decade after the original application was filed, the President approved the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. He said that the delayed permit was a symbol of “how our government has too often failed its citizens and companies.” He said he expected to announce many more project approvals soon. The pipeline’s builder, TransCanada, promised to lay 200 miles of U.S. steel, though the pipeline still faces challenges in court and from state regulators.
In our region, we have recently seen the logjam break on some major projects as well. Construction just began on a natural gas project called the Rover Gas Pipeline, which is a $4.2 billion project that will gather gas from processing plants in West Virginia, eastern Ohio, and western Pennsylvania for delivery to a hub near Defiance, Ohio. A federal judge also recently warned protesters that illegal interference with survey work for the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline would not be tolerated. That is a $3 billion project that will carry natural gas from central Pennsylvania to Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Improved pipeline capacity raises the value of any natural gas resources held in our region. If your company is hoping to expand its acreage, give the experts at Cimmaron Land a call. We have experience providing land services to energy companies in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania and we can get you what you need.