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Natural gas pipeline promises jobs to Ohioans in its path

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To the energy industry, REX is the king of pipelines. For Zanesville's struggling work force, REX is the king of jobs, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The last leg of one of the largest natural-gas pipelines built in 25 years -- stretching 1,679 miles from Colorado to Ohio -- is being laid, welded and buried under fields just east of Zanesville. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP's Rockies Express, or REX will link the vast but remote stores of fossil fuel buried under the Rocky Mountains with the power-hungry markets of the Midwest and Northeast.

Original source: The Wall Street Journal
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