$2.7 Billion More for Pipelines

July 3, 2015 WHEELING - Even more natural gas pipelining and processing infrastructure is on the way to the Upper Ohio Valley, as Columbia Pipeline Group will spend $2. more »»

Analyst: The Bigger Ethane Cracker Could Be, the Better

July 3, 2015 PITTSBURGH - An energy market analyst said those hoping to build an ethane cracker in the Marcellus or Utica shale region must make the facility world-scale in order for it to be a viable method for... more »»

Agency Predicts More Shale Gas Production

July 3, 2015 PITTSBURGH - In a Marcellus shale region already flush with fracking, pipelining and processing, federal officials believe the formation will yield 147 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from now... more »»

Frackers Still Learn The Lay of the Land

July 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH - Although the Environmental Protection Agency believes fracking does not create "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources," some industry leaders said they continue to... more »»

Fire Tax on Well Pads, Cell Towers OK’d in Wheeling

June 30, 2015 Owners of well pads and cellphone towers in Ohio County will see an extra assessment on their fire fee bills when they receive them next month. more »»

Tomblin Not Throwing In Towel on Ethane Cracker

June 25, 2015 WHEELING - Even as officials in Ohio and Pennsylvania progress toward potential multibillion-dollar petrochemical plants, West Virginia Gov. more »»

Oklahoma coalition wants well moratorium in earthquake areas

June 2, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition of environmental and activist groups called Monday for a moratorium on the use of wastewater disposal wells by the oil and natural gas industry in some areas after a... more »»

Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in Pa. water well

June 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania,... more »»

Consol continues setting gas records

June 1, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — The positives just keep coming for Consol Energy’s Marcellus and Utica shale program, as the natural gas driller increased production by 23. more »»

Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well

May 11, 2015 Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a stud... more »»

States Move to Quash Local Limits on Oil & Gas Drilling

May 7, 2015 MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) - Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public... 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Pennsylvania businesses might be split over Wolf's tax plan

March 12, 2015 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal is giving Pennsylvania business owners and executives a lot to think about. more »»

Blue Racer: $30B In Infrastructure Needed

February 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH - Not being able to load ethane onto the ATEX Express because the Blue Racer Natrium plant's connection remains shut down following the pipeline's Monday explosion is only one of the... more »»

The world burns 2.7 million gallons a minute, so why's oil so cheap?

January 25, 2015 JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The world burns enough oil-derived fuels to drain an Olympic-sized swimming pool four times every minute. more »»



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