PSC: ‘Wet Spring’ Led to Seven Pipeline Ruptures In One Month

May 28, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — Seven natural gas pipelines have ruptured across northern West Virginia over the last month, the state’s chief pipeline inspector said earlier this month. more »»

Non-profit groups sue Chesapeake for fraud, trespassing

May 28, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

W.Va. Lacks Pipeline Oversight

May 17, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

Northern Panhandle counties rake in gas, oil severance tax

May 17, 2015 WHEELING, W.Va. — In 2014, West Virginia distributed more than $13 million to cities and counties as part of the state’s growing natural gas and oil severance tax. About 30 percent of that total — $3. more »»

Pipeline developer sues landowners for access

May 16, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. more »»

Future of Wood County cracker plant in doubt

May 13, 2015 By JESS MANCINI Shale Play PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A statement from a company studying an ethane cracker plant in Wood County is again fueling speculation the multi-billion-dollar complex won’t be built. more »»

Power plant officials plan to proceed with Follansbee site

May 13, 2015 By WARREN SCOTT ­Shale Play WELLSBURG, W.Va. more »»

Non-Profit Groups Claim Chesapeake Energy Took Gas Without Leases

May 7, 2015 WHEELING - Chesapeake Energy sold its way out of West Virginia's Marcellus shale play via a $5 billion deal last year, but multiple Wheeling non-profit groups believe the company caused them... more »»

Opinion: Clearing Up Myths About Gas ‘Pooling’ Laws

May 3, 2015 The debate in West Virginia over pooling of the Marcellus Shale has been spirited to say the least. more »»

W.Va. Lacks Pipeline Oversight

May 2, 2015 WHEELING - West Virginia regulators do not inspect the vast majority of pipelines transporting natural gas and oil throughout the state, such as the two Williams Energy conduits that ruptured in... more »»

Effects Of Marshall County Pipeline Ruptures Still Linger

April 30, 2015 GLEN DALE - Inspectors found benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene in an unnamed Marshall County stream four days after the April 9 Williams Energy pipeline ruptures, West Virginia Department of... more »»

Pipeline Developer Sues W.Va. Landowners

April 25, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE - Dozens of West Virginia landowners do not want Mountain Valley Pipeline surveyors in their neighborhoods, so developers of the 42-inch diameter natural gas project are suing the... more »»

W.Va. Pipeline Break Has Yet To Be Found

April 23, 2015 GLEN DALE - Williams Energy contractors continue searching for the rupture in the 4-inch pipeline that spilled 132 barrels of Marcellus shale condensate in Marshall County's Little Grave Creek last... more »»

Ohio River Lease Negotiations Continue Six Months Later

April 23, 2015 WHEELING - Six months after Gastar Exploration announced plans to frack for oil and natural gas under the Ohio River, the company still has not finalized the deal that would pay the West Virginia... more »»

‘Heavy Rains’ Cited In Marshall Pipeline Failure

April 12, 2015 GLEN DALE - Williams Energy officials believe wet weather over the last few days disturbed Marshall County's landscape enough to cause two of its natural gas pipelines to rupture in less than three... more »»

‘Forced Pooling’ Bad Idea Economically, Ethically

April 8, 2015 In the wake of West Virginia's 2015 legislative session, much media attention has been given to the policy known as "forced pooling," a policy promoted by the largest and most politically connected... more »»

Ohio Valley's Oil, Gas Boom Increases Need for Sewage Services

March 27, 2015 The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department wants people to be aware that only septic tank pumper trucks permitted by a health department are allowed to work in the count. more »»

Conference Conclusion: Area's Oil & Gas Industry Jobs Not Stacking Up

March 25, 2015 WHEELING - Even with all the frackers, pipeliners, truckers, abstractors and others working in the Marcellus and Utica shale boom region, at least two researchers believe the industry's impact on... more »»



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