Ask David Mordan, director of natural gas operations at Dominion Transmission about the company, and he’ll tell you where it all began and where it’s heading. In 1913 in Hastings, Ohio, Dominion was the first company to have an oil absorption processing plant in the United States. Today, Dominion is the nation’s leading energy supplier.
Marcellus shale, which runs through Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio, is one of the driving forces for Dominion’s growth and expansion. As part of the 2012 Sustainable Energy Forum held at Youngstown State University on June 4 and 5, Mordan spoke to a crowd of over 200 about the Dominion’s gas processing facilities, specifically the development of the Hasting’s location the new $500 million plant being built in Natrium, West Virginia.
Texas based Chicago Bridge and Iron was hired to build the plant, which is expected to be completed by December 2012. This isn’t the first time Dominion has made such large investments. In 2002, the Hastings location saw a $90 million renovation to modernize and expand, Mordan said.