Energy companies are rushing to finish construction on several pipelines to access shale gas in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
When finished, these projects will give producers new access to domestic and international markets, and make those three states the suppliers of one third of the natural gas in the United States.
“The construction addresses a lack of pipeline capacity that has stunted development of two of the largest shale fields in the United States, the Marcellus and Utica formations,” Reuters reported in a look at pipeline construction in the USA earlier this year.
Worldwide, there are nearly 84,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines either under construction or being planned, according to the Pipeline & Gas Journal.
- North America - 15,279
- South/Central America and Caribbean - 1,821
- Africa - 1,716
- Asia Pacific - 10,085
- Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe -10,700
- Middle East - 4,423
- Western Europe and European Union -1,388
- North America - 16,535
- South/Central America and Caribbean - 2,859
- Africa - 2,268
- Asia Pacific- 9,753
- Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe - 2,006
- Middle East - 4,794
- Western Europe and European Union – 175
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