Senator Manchin secures $2.1 million for Welch, W.Va., gas pipeline upgrade

(UI) — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has secured $2.1 million to enhance pipeline infrastructure in Welch, West Virginia.

The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, will bolster the Welch Gas Cooperative Association's efforts to replace aging natural gas pipelines with more resilient ones, covering a distance of 0.67 miles.

“I’m pleased the DOT is investing more than $2.1 million to upgrade and improve natural gas pipeline infrastructure in Welch,” said Senator Manchin. “The funding announced today will replace aging pipes with new, resilient pipes to help prevent dangerous leaks and ensure the safe and secure transportation of natural gas. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources that protect our energy infrastructure and support our communities across the Mountain State.”

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