Drillers still taking water from Ohio Creeks

May 15, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play GLENCOE, Ohio — XTO Energy stopped drawing frack water from McMahon Creek in Belmont County in December, but the company is one of several Utica and Marcellus shale... more »»

 
 
 
Martins Ferry Landowner Not Sure About ‘Market Enhancement Clause’

May 9, 2015 MARTINS FERRY - Bill Edge said brokers representing natural gas drillers are using a "pressure tactic" to get him to sign a contract with a market enhancement clause, which he believes will reduce... more »»

Natural gas industry reshaping former Yorkville Mill

May 7, 2015 Changes are emerging daily at the long-quiet former steel mill site on the edge of the Ohio River that for more than a century served as a member of the international steel community. more »»

St. C. Oil and Gas Expo Highlights Industry

May 1, 2015 In 2009, unemployment in Belmont County was at 13 percent, and cuts at the county level were on the table. more »»

Ethane Cracker Plant in Belmont County Would Add Pollution to Ohio Valley

April 30, 2015 SHADYSIDE - Air quality permits for proposed ethane cracker projects in Pennsylvania and West Virginia show they will bring carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, ammonia, xylene and benzene, along with... more »»

FirstEnergy: Talks Of Sale of Burger Plant Are Premature

April 30, 2015 SHADYSIDE - FirstEnergy Corp. can still generate up to seven megawatts of electricity at the R.. more »»

Shale Money Is Reinvested In Belmont County

April 12, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - A small group of Belmont County residents who are benefiting from the shale boom want to ensure their neighbors also reap the benefits for generations to come. more »»

Barnesville Hiring Outside Counsel in Lawsuit Against Gulfport Energy

April 6, 2015 BARNESVILLE - Even if village officials successfully debunk Gulfport Energy's claim of holding specific rights for drawing water from the Slope Creek Reservoir for nearby fracking, the litigation... more »»

Pipeline Projects Pump Up Ohio Valley’s Production Levels

March 30, 2015 WHEELING - The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Rover Pipeline and the Leach XPress are some of the multi-billion-dollar projects Corky Demarco believes will keep Marcellus... more »»

Marshall County Commission Supports Leach XPress During Meeting in Moundsville

March 30, 2015 The Marshall County Commission met with a representative from the Columbia Pipeline Group this week as the Leach XPress Pipeline Project moves forward. more »»

Pennsylvania to Issue Air Permit for Planned Ethane Cracker Plant

March 29, 2015 WHEELING - The multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker Royal Dutch Shell wants to build just 45 minutes from Weirton may be closer to a reality as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection... more »»

New Belmont County Span a Bridge Too Far for Citizens

March 28, 2015 Belmont County resident Robert Blazek believes a bridge project in Pultney Township will only serve two people while other roads and bridges throughout the county fall into disrepair. more »»

Natural Gas Driller Gulfport Sues Ohio Village To Use Water

March 19, 2015 BARNESVILLE - Citing a potential loss of "millions of dollars," Marcellus and Utica shale driller Gulfport Energy is suing the village of Barnesville for the right to draw water from the Slope Creek... more »»

Belmont County to Host Oil and Gas Expo

February 27, 2015 With natural gas and oil drilling increasing across the county, the Ohio Valley Regional Oil and Gas Expo continues to grow as well. more »»

Murray Energy Agrees To Gas Lease

January 12, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Murray Energy Corp. has agreed to lease nearly 6,000 acres to Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy for natural gas drilling. more »»

Drillers Taking Frack Water From Creeks

December 29, 2014 GLENCOE, Ohio - Fracking a Utica or Marcellus shale natural gas well requires millions of gallons of water, with drillers either hauling the liquid to their operations in fleets of tanker trucks or... more »»

Paving Roads a Priority for Belmont County in 2015

December 29, 2014 Belmont County commissioners are looking to commit at least $1 million to paving county roads next year following a prosperous 2014 that saw more than $5 million come into the county from oil and... more »»

Belmont surges ahead in drilling permits in the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale Play

September 25, 2014 By LARRY SHIELDS Shale Play SALEM, Ohio — Belmont County continued receiving the most oil and gas permits in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale play earlier this month of the 45 horizontal drilling... more »»

Belmont surges ahead in drilling permits in the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale Play

September 20, 2014 SALEM, Ohio — Belmont County continued receiving the most oil and gas permits in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale play earlier this month of the 45 horizontal drilling permits that were issued,... more »»

Oil and Gas Money to Fund Land Group Startup

August 6, 2014 Belmont County commissioners will use a portion of the county's future oil and gas rights money to spark the revitalization of dilapidated structures throughout the county, with hopes of making them... more »»

 
 

 

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