CHARLESTON — As the natural gas industry prepares to ramp up production and pipeline work throughout North Central West Virginia, site security is an issue companies are working to address.
The topic was discussed during last week’s Winter 2018 meeting of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia in Charleston.
Adam Scott of Antero Resources, who formerly worked with law enforcement and served in the military, headed up a session that emphasized how companies should best handle the issue of protesters.
While protesters have often showed up at pipelines and compression stations in Ohio and elsewhere, Scott said they haven’t been as big an issue in West Virginia, but even that is gradually changing.
“I know a lot of us are in competition with one another,” Scott said to the various industry reps attending the conference, “But when it comes to security, I don’t see why there should be barriers. It doesn’t matter if we’re competing companies. We need to share this information and get it out.”