Long-awaited pipeline funnels gas across 8 states
CHEYENNE, Wyo.- A 1,679-mile pipeline crossing eight states is now fully completed and funneling natural gas from Wyoming and Colorado to the eastern edge of Ohio.
Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal said Tuesday that the Rockies Express Pipeline helps the state get its gas farther east, which it has wanted for a “long time.”
The $6.8 billion pipeline became fully operational Nov. 12 following the completion of the final 195-mile section between Warren and Monroe counties in eastern Ohio. It carries 1.8 billion cubic feet of gas, enough to heat 4 million homes. The three-year project employed as many as 20,000 workers at its peak.
Wyoming gas producers and state officials hope the ability to export more gas to markets in the East will mean better prices and revenue.