CONSOL Energy and Noble Energy Plan West Virginia Projects

The Clarksburg Exponent Telegram reports that CONSOL Energy and Noble Energy are planning projects located in Upshur and Barbour Counties, West Virginia.  CONE Gathering, which is a gas pipeline joint venture between the two companies, has secured the right to construct a 24-inch gas pipeline that will run 37 miles through Upshur and Barbour Counties.  Construction on the project is expected to being within the next six to nine months, according to a CONSOL Energy spokesperson.  CONSOL Energy also plans to drill eight wells in Barbour County, with completion work set to begin in the third quarter of this year.