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Oil and gas companies plan pipeline projects in Trumbull County

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WARREN, Ohio - Oil and gas companies drilling in Trumbull County, are gearing up to take their investments to the next level.

Plans are underway to install pipelines, connecting some wells sites to transmission lines.

"We're looking at over 100 miles already, that are at least in the planning stages, that they're talking about that will happen this year," Don Barzak said, director of governmental affairs with the Trumbull County Engineer's office.

Barzak says having a pipeline will lessen the repetitive routes for trucks, which often travel the roads throughout the county. To have a pipeline installed, Barzak says energy companies often have to sign a road use maintenance agreement to ensure proper upkeep on the roads if they suffer damage.

Connecting pipelines to transmission lines often means digging at least three feet into the ground.

"There are many existing transmission lines within the county where companies, such as Dominion, transmit natural gas and or product already," Barzak said.

He says Halcon Resources wants to link its Hayes-Orangeville Road well site with two wells across the Pennsylvania boarder.

They plan to set up at least a 30 mile long pipeline to start the project.

Trade unions are eyeing potential jobs these installation projects could boast short term and long term.

"The laborers, the pipe fitters, the operating engineers, obviously there has to be a significant amount of digging," Don Crane said, president of the Western Reserve Building Trades.

Crane believes the oil and gas industry will not only help companies meet supply and demand for natural materials, but also the valley with possible long term careers.

"It's huge, I think that by connecting the transmission lines or having the infrastructure into the current transmission lines, will be able to expand into other compressor stations and other processing plants as the oil and gas expands," he said.

More action for surveying new well sites is expected in 2013. BP has indicated to the county that it plans to test up to 10 additional sites for potential drilling.

As for a timeline on the pipeline projects, Barzak says work could begin in three to four weeks.

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