Oil and nNatural gas drilling has the potential to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and taxable income in KansasLouisianaNew YorkOhioOklahomaTexasWyomingWest Virginia. Like most facets associated with oil and natural gas drilling, pipeline construction benefits the state’s economy. New pipeline operations could lead to more jobs in KansasLouisiananorthern New YorkOhioOklahomaPennsylvaniaTexasWest VirginiaWyoming, and the new infrastructure will help make more oil and natural gas available for regional and national use.
But these benefits reach far beyond fueling the economy. Pipelines facilitate a vital public need by helping to transport natural gas to end users for residential use in home heating, electric power generation plants, compressed natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and most importantly, ensuring U.S. energy security.