Wednesday, September 18, 2013
YOUNGSTOWN,Ohio — Options on the land have been secured. A vast network of pipelines that stretches hundreds of miles through Ohio is in place. Energy companies prospecting in the northeastern tier of the Utica shale have started production.
All these basic ingredients mix well in the hamlet of Petersburg, but whether it becomes the center of the region’s next major midstream and processing project may not be known for a year.
“Petersburg strategically is a great location,” says Brent Breon, vice president of business development at Blue Racer Midstream LLC, a partnership between Dominion and Caiman Energy II that is developing a midstream system that stretches from West Virginia through eastern Ohio. “You have access to Tennessee’s pipeline system. You have access to Dominion’s pipeline transmission system,” he says, “and access to Dominion East Ohio.”