As one of the largest midstream providers in the rich-gas area of the Marcellus Shale, we dedicated ourselves to investing in the communities of northern West Virginia and protecting the health of its citizens, the land and the environment. We have made the same commitment to the people of Ohio. We are committed to local hiring practices, community development and initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint. We partner with government agencies at all levels to adhere to local, state and federal regulations, and we begin each job by planning a course of action that is mindful of people, wildlife and the land.
Citizenship is one of our core values. We are significant local taxpayers and generous supporters of local nonprofit organizations.
West Virginia is an energy state whose roots go deep in the development of our nation’s energy reserves. We are excited about the ongoing prospects for Williams Partners in the Marcellus Shale's rich gas region in northern West Virginia. As we move into Ohio we are looking ahead toward developing relationships with state and local governments, the people of Ohio, and our partners in the energy industry.
Ohio and West Virginia are strong, optimistic places to be and as the nation reaches toward economic recovery, we see nothing but good things ahead for the Utica Shale and continued progress in the Marcellus. We are proud to call this region home.