November 1, 2016

Energy Experts on the Need for Regional Infrastructure

Consumer Energy Alliance recently held a conference in Wheeling, West Virginia to discuss the energy industry and challenges currently faced in the region. Titled “West Virginia Energy and Manufacturing Forum,” the event brought together a group of 50 people representing pipeline, labor, construction, and manufacturing interests. West Virginia Public Broadcasting covered the event, noting that infrastructure was among the prominent topics of discussion:

Brydon Ross VP of State Affairs for Consumer Energy Alliance says the mission of these events is largely to unify businesses behind a goal of building up energy infrastructure in the region.

“It’s the producers, the people in the supply chain, and in the labor community as well really stand to benefit if we can get the YES on the construction projects that we’ve got sitting right now at our federal agencies,” Ross said.

The Rover Pipeline is one such project that could have a major impact in communities throughout West Virginia. As Mr. Ross mentions, projects like Rover that are currently under federal review will greatly benefit a wide range of stakeholders – from natural gas producers to construction workers and ultimately consumers. CEPI applauds CEA for hosting a forum on this important issue and looks forward to continued support for midstream infrastructure projects.