Virginia Petroleum Council (VPC) Executive Director, Miles Morin, called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the Mountain Valley pipeline.
In his letter to FERC Secretary Kimberly Bose, Morin explained the benefits that would come to Virginia with an increase in the state’s energy infrastructure.
“Virginia’s natural gas use is increasing, having grown more than 50% from 2004 - 2014,” wrote Morin in the letter. “This growth in use corresponds with lower gas prices, which are saving customers money and spurring economic growth. For example, Virginia Tech’s ongoing transition from coal to gas for heating and power will save the school an estimated US$1 million/y. Other commercial users, like public facilities and hospitals are seeing similar benefits. Increased supply will also help lower costs for consumers and manufacturers.
“Natural gas is going to be an important part of the nation’s energy portfolio for generations. We need to build infrastructure to get cleaner, cheaper fuel to market in order to help spur the economy and help consumers save money on fuel costs. The proposed Mountain Valley pipeline would achieve these goals in a responsible manner.”
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