Truck Accidents Keep Ohio Valley First Responders Busy

February 6, 2016 WHEELING -Reports of accidents involving large trucks related to the Marcellus and Utica shale industry continue, as a tractor-trailer carrying propane crashed along U.S. more »»

Natural Gas Prices to Rise

January 27, 2016 WHEELING - Despite a slump in natural gas prices, officials with the U.S. Energy Information Administration expect a rebound over the next two years due to higher industrial use and exports. more »»

Stronger Federal Pipeline Regulations Are Planned

January 27, 2016 WHEELING - Obama administration officials are working to strengthen oversight of pipelines carrying materials such as ethane and other natural gas liquids, but industry leaders fear federal... more »»

Sides Prepare For Battle on Forced Pooling Legislation

January 21, 2016 WHEELING -Marcellus Shale producers believe they need the right to include land they cannot lease into drilling units, but opponents believe potential forced pooling legislation would allow companie... more »»

Moundsville Power Project Still On Schedule

January 21, 2016 Moundsville Power officials assured Marshall County commissioners Tuesday that a proposed natural gas-fired power plant several years in the making remains on track. more »»

Pipeline projects to create 18,000 jobs

January 19, 2016 CHARLESTON - Ask a West Virginian what the state needs in 2016 and jobs will be at the top of the list. more »»

W.Va. Production Numbers ‘Shocking’

January 17, 2016 WHEELING - A single Ohio County Marcellus Shale well yielded enough natural gas in 2014 to provide electricity for 24,315 homes, according to new numbers released by the West Virginia Geological &... more »»

New Fracking Study Sought

January 12, 2016 WHEELING -A June Environmental Protection Agency report estimated frackers use an average of 9,100 gallons worth of chemicals per well. more »»

West Virginia House of Delegates Energy Chair: Now or Never on Forced Pooling Legislation

January 10, 2016 SOUTH CHARLESTON - Delegate Woody Ireland believes the upcoming legislative session may be lawmakers' last realistic chance to pass a forced pooling bill. more »»

AEP Steps Up Windmill Use

January 9, 2016 By the end of next year, Appalachian Power customers in Ohio and Marshall counties could receive a portion of their electricity from windmills. more »»

Southwestern Extending Leases in Mountain State

January 7, 2016 WHEELING - Southwestern Energy officials are extending hundreds of the West Virginia Marcellus Shale leases for which they paid Chesapeake Energy $5 billion in 2014, as the firm's leaders remain... more »»

W.Va. Frack Leases Yield $18 Million

January 6, 2016 CHARLESTON - West Virginia has brought in $18 million by leasing the right to drill for oil and natural gas deep below state wildlife management areas and waterways, including beneath the Ohio River. more »»

W.Va., Ohio Moving to Comply With Clean Power Plan

January 3, 2016 WHEELING - Even as attorneys general from West Virginia and Ohio continue challenging the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, officials in both states are making moves to comply with the mandat... more »»

‘Significant’ Layoffs Expected at Murray Energy Mines

December 30, 2015 WHEELING - Some local coal miners may begin the new year by looking for new jobs, as Murray Energy Corp. officials confirmed reports of impending layoffs and scheduling changes. more »»

Train Carrying Liquified Petroleum Gas Derails

December 25, 2015 No one was injured and no gas was released when a trail derailed this morning on the south side of New Martinsville Thursday. more »»

Gas Industry Pushing For Forced Pooling

December 25, 2015 WHEELING - Whether his fellow legislators want to call the practice "forced pooling" or "lease integration," Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, believes allowing natural gas drillers to extract... more »»

More Natural Gas Infrastructure Is Needed

December 19, 2015 WHEELING -Prices for all natural gas remain depressed, but Joe Eddy said Marcellus and Utica shale drillers are now selling their product for just 75 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, which is leading som... more »»

Demolition Begins at Burger Site; Deal Not Finalized

December 9, 2015 DILLES BOTTOM - FirstEnergy Corp. officials hope to return the closed R.E. more »»

Towing Companies Doing The Heavy Lifting for Gas Industry

December 7, 2015 WHEELING - As the oil and natural gas industry has grown dramatically throughout the Ohio Valley during the past few years, so has the demand for heavy duty towing and recovery services. more »»

In Wheeling, Gov. Tomblin Predicts Turnaround for Coal, Gas Prices

December 4, 2015 West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin predicts more growth and development in the state in the coming years because he anticipates coal and natural gas prices will rise. more »»

Gastar Selling Property in Marshall, Wetzel Counties

November 23, 2015 WHEELING - West Virginia Northern Community College students continue preparing for careers in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields even as area natural gas producers struggle with prices at $2 per... more »»



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