Local and state employees gather for pipeline safety seminar


The Public Service Commission of West Virginia and West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association brought more than 200 local and state employees together for the fourth annual Pipeline Safety Seminar.

“Dominion Energy feels that this is a great opportunity for those within our industry to partner together, to better our practices and really to strive for safer communities, safer environments and safer workplaces for our employees.” said Samantha Norris, Dominion Energy spokesperson.

The seminar focused on reviewing federal and state requirements, as well as recent developments in the industry. 

“These are the operators, they are the engineers,  and the other people that work in the oil and gas industry every single day. Public safety depends on these people, so it’s absolutely necessary that they understand the nuance, the detail and all of the implications of the changes in the rules regulations, as well as the technology that’s within the industry.” said Karen Hall, public information specialist for Public Service Commission of West Virginia.

The next work session and seminar will take place April 18 in Charleston.

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