Salem Given $125K From Drilling Company
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 13, 2013 @ 9:03AM
Created on February 12, 2013 @ 11:30PM
The city of Salem got a check Tuesday for $125,000 all thanks to the natural gas activity in the area.
When you drive down Route 50 in Doddridge or Harrison County, it's evident there is drilling activity. Pipelines have been installed in the area and now Crestwood Drilling Company wants to use about six acres of land on Upper Dog Run in Salem for their own pipeline.
The pipeline calls for a 50 foot wide right-of-way. After negotiations, the city attorney agreed to the sum $125,000, which is much needed for the city.
"We need to take advantage of all these opportunities that are here and promote that activity. Definitly, it's very positive economic developement," said
Samples called it a win-win for the city.
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