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Finish date pushed back for gas plant in Marshall County

NATRIUM, W.Va. -- Construction of a $500 million natural gas processing plant in West Virginia is running months behind schedule.

The plant in Natium, in the Northern Panhandle, is being constructed by Virginia-based Dominion Resources.

While a firm finish date has not been set, a representative with a company partnering with Dominion told The Intelligencer of Wheeling it likely will be finished later this spring.

The Marshall County plant is part of a $1.5 billion processing and transportation venture between Dominion and Caiman Energy. It is part of a network that will move gas and liquids out of the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations.

The partners say the plant's location along the Ohio River will make it a focal point for the shale industry.


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