HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) The Appalachian Storage and Transport Hub is a project that could translate into major benefits on our state's infrastructure. That was just one of the topics of a "business at breakfast" event held by the harrison county chamber of commerce.
Picture of the 'Business at Breakfast' event.
Dennis Xander, who represents energy speaks, told the crowd that the oil production situation is looking up and the United States will actually be a net exporter in 2025 for the first time since 1953. He also told the crowd that we have one of the largest reserves of natural gas in the world.
But that success is apparently hurting us. According to Xander, the discovery of gas and oil in shale—and how to produce it—has led to staggering production, which has driven prices down. This has also led to less demand, and in turn, hurts jobs and the economy.
However, Xander believes the key is more pipelines; but even more importantly, expanding the reach of natural gas to other regions, not just the northeast.
Check out the video above to hear more of what Xander wants the state's residents to know about oil pipeline projects.