West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle in prime position for energy-related projects

West Virginia's Northern Panhandle accounts for more than a third of the state's natural gas production and nearly 70% of its oil output, but the Panhandle’s biggest advantage in energy-related development may be its location, reports the State Journal in Charleston. The newspaper notes the Northern Panhandle is close to the Royal Dutch Shell ethane “cracker” plant now under construction in western Pennsylvania and PTT Global Chemical’s proposed ethane cracker site in eastern Ohio. It also has rail service, interstate highways, an international airport in nearby Pittsburgh and the Ohio River for transportation. For more, read the full story.

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