‘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 »»

Ohio Valley Residents Now Selling Mineral Rights

March 24, 2015 WHEELING - It appears as if a slight shift is taking place in the local gas leasing rush, as at least one firm is now purchasing entire mineral tracts from Upper Ohio Valley property owners instead... more »»

Campaign Aimed at Altering Route of Natural Gas Pipeline

March 20, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. - Opponents of the proposed Virginia route of a 550-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina have launched a campaign to enlist more allies in their fight. more »»

Tie Vote in West Virginia House of Delegates Killed Forced Pooling Measure

March 19, 2015 WHEELING - Many state lawmakers, natural gas industry leaders and landowners thought they'd reached an acceptable compromise this year on forced pooling legislation, but the House of Delegates'... more »»

W.Va. Storage Tank Safety Rules Rolled Back

March 19, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) - More than a year after chemicals spilled into the drinking water for 300,000 people, state lawmakers have voted to peel back protections to prevent leaky tanks from threatening... more »»

Waiting game for chemical cracker developers

March 18, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the long run, low oil prices will create more demand for chemicals, which will make it easier for companies like Royal Dutch Shell and Odebrecht to pump billions of dollars into... more »»

Natural Gas Power Plant Planned For Central West Virginia

March 11, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE - Developer Andrew Dorn believes there is enough Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas and ethane to fuel multiple electricity generators throughout West Virginia, starting with the $615... more »»

Hancock County Delegate Says Forced Pooling Violates Rights

March 10, 2015 WHEELING - Going against the wishes of some fellow party members, West Virginia Delegate Pat McGeehan on Wednesday tried unsuccessfully to derail a bill in the House of Delegates that would adopt... more »»

W.Va. Gas Rig Count Falling

March 9, 2015 WHEELING - Corky Demarco believes West Virginia's 5 percent severance tax on oil and natural gas production is one of the main culprits driving the number of Marcellus and Utica shale drilling rigs... more »»

Property Tax Hikes for 23,000 West Virginia Mineral Rights Owners

March 2, 2015 WHEELING - Higher Marcellus and Utica shale output spiked property tax burdens for more than 23,000 oil and natural gas mineral owners across West Virginia this year, according to attorneys for the... more »»

Forced Pooling Bill On Move in West Virginia Legislature

February 17, 2015 WHEELING - A bill that would allow forced pooling of natural gas drilling units in West Virginia has cleared the House of Delegates Energy Committee. more »»

River Fracking Debated

February 12, 2015 WHEELING - Although a potential $40 million windfall awaits West Virginia's coffers if Gastar Exploration drills and fracks for natural gas under the Ohio River, at least one legislator does not... more »»

ATEX Ethane Pipeline Reopens Friday After Brooke County Fire

February 12, 2015 FOLLANSBEE - Even though investigators remain unsure of the cause of a fire on an ATEX Express along Archer Hill Road in Brooke County last month, the company plans to restart pumping ethane Frid. more »»

Reps. McKinley, Johnson Vote For LNG Imports

February 9, 2015 Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, believe encouraging liquefied natural gas exports will create even more economic growth in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields. more »»

Southwestern Granted Permits to Drill Marcellus Shale Wells

February 5, 2015 WHEELING - After paying $5 billion to acquire West Virginia leasehold acres from Chesapeake Energy, Southwestern Energy can now drill Marcellus shale wells with the same Department of Environmental... more »»



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