Utica Shale Rush Comes to W.Va.

April 14, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE - For several years, companies drilled into the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia and the Utica Shale in Ohio. Now the Utica rush has come to the Mountain State. more »»

Little Impact Felt Locally

April 14, 2014 NEW MARTINSVILLE - The impact of the natural gas boom in Wetzel County - both good and bad - pales in comparison to other Tri-State area counties also experiencing a surge in drilling activity,... more »»

EMA Director Calls For Better Well Info

April 14, 2014 WHEELING - As the natural gas industry continues to transform the area, West Virginia still doesn't know enough about who is responsible for all the state's wells and the growing maze of pipelines... more »»

Williams to Sound Alarm Siren Weekly

April 8, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE - As Williams Energy prepares to distill ethane via the superload machines that recently arrived at the Oak Grove facility, the company will begin sounding an alert siren at noon every... more »»

Antero Backs ‘Cracker’ Project

March 27, 2014 WHEELING - Locally produced natural gas could eventually be on its way to the proposed Odebrecht ethane cracker in Wood County, as Antero Resources has agreed to provide about half the ethane that... more »»

Eco-Groups Unhappy With Frack Waste Bill

March 20, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) - Environmentalists raised concerns about a bill that won final passage Friday in the West Virginia legislature that would overturn caps on how much drilling waste several landfills... more »»

Future Fund Proposal Forwarded

March 13, 2014 WHEELING - On the final day of the regular session, the West Virginia Legislature voted to raise the state minimum wage over the next two years, set aside severance tax revenue for future projects... more »»

Senate Passes Future Fund Bill

February 23, 2014 WHEELING - Legislation creating a permanent investment account for natural gas severance tax revenue in West Virginia sailed through the state Senate without opposition Friday, along with another... more »»

Forced Pooling Push Finds New Energy

February 23, 2014 Whether one wants to call it "forced pooling" or "unitization," Tim Greene said allowing Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas producers to drill on unleased land will give the industry an unfair... more »»

Nothing To Lose On Future Fund Bill

February 4, 2014 WHEELING - With West Virginia poised to see its natural gas severance tax revenue double in a year's time, state Senate President Jeff Kessler believes this could be the year his West Virginia Futur... more »»

Billions Needed To Meet Demand

February 4, 2014 PITTSBURGH - The $10 billion worth of natural gas processing infrastructure already built in the Marcellus and Utica shale region is only a fraction of what Blue Racer Midstream CEO Jack Lafield... more »»

W.Va. In Top 10 Drilling States

December 20, 2013 WHEELING - Powered by plenty of Marcellus Shale drilling and fracking in the northern portion of the state, West Virginia rocketed into 10th place among natural gas producing states, according to... more »»

Coast Guard Wants To Allow Frack Waste

December 20, 2013 PITTSBURGH (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. more »»

Health Dept. Concerned About Benzene Emissions Near Local Gas Drilling Sites

December 15, 2013 WHEELING -- A substance believed to cause cancer in those exposed to it over an extended period of time is in the air near Marcellus Shale fracking sites, according to Wheeling-Ohio County Health... more »»

Opinion: Rule Not Likely To Block Cracker

December 15, 2013 It has been suggested the proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County may have to overcome obstacles erected by a state air pollution law. more »»

Highway Workers Shift To Drilling Companies

December 15, 2013 WHEELING -- As oil and natural gas companies frack through West Virginia's Marcellus Shale field, they are scooping up some Division of Highways workers along the way. more »»

Tomblin: Focus On Workers’ Skills

December 6, 2013 WHEELING - As more investment in the natural gas industry happens in the state, West Virginia must focus on improving the job skills of its residents, Gov. more »»

WVNCC Nets Second Dominion Grant

December 6, 2013 WHEELING -- West Virginia Northern Community College became the recipient of $25,000 from the Dominion Foundation on Tuesday. more »»

Industry Leaders Speak on Cracker

December 6, 2013 WHEELING - Although natural gas processors continue pumping ethane out of the Marcellus and Utica shale regions, the head of an organization representing chemical companies is "very confident"... more »»

Shale Output Surges

October 30, 2013 WHEELING - Consol Energy is pumping 17 percent more natural gas than it did last year, a continuing pattern among numerous companies that shows overall Marcellus Shale production is six times higher... more »»



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