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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Dominion Grants WVNCC $18,250 for New Software

November 18, 2015 Dominion Resources has awarded West Virginia Northern Community College a grant of $18,250 that will be used for computer software to aid classroom instruction in the school's Petroleum Technology... more »»

Museum Examines More Than a Century of Mountaineer Drilling

October 4, 2015 WHEELING - So excited were Sistersville area oil speculators in the 1890s and 1900s that the town's population swelled from about 500 residents to roughly 15,000 in just a few years, while about 100... more »»

Hotel Tax Doubles On Back of Gas Boom

July 2, 2015 WHEELING - They may not play guitar or sing on the Capitol Theatre stage, but out-of-state workers staying in local hotels as part of the Marcellus and Utica shale boom are having a major impact on... more »»

Non-Profit Groups Claim Chesapeake Energy Took Gas Without Leases

May 7, 2015 WHEELING - Chesapeake Energy sold its way out of West Virginia's Marcellus shale play via a $5 billion deal last year, but multiple Wheeling non-profit groups believe the company caused them... more »»

Wheeling Not in GreenHunter’s Immediate Future

April 24, 2015 WHEELING - GreenHunter Resources plans to barge what the company calls "oilfield waste" from local natural gas operations along the Ohio River by the end of the year, but the firm will not be loadin... more »»

GreenHunter Says Oilfield Waste Will Be Shipped in Wheeling

February 20, 2015 WHEELING - Environmentalists from Cincinnati, Columbus and Pittsburgh are joining the Wheeling Water Warriors in asking the Coast Guard to stop GreenHunter Resources from barging frack wastewater on... more »»

Toy Museum Builds Model Gas Well

February 15, 2015 WHEELING - Anyone wishing to see a natural gas drilling site - complete with rig, frack ponds, steel tubes and tanks - need not bother with steel-toed boots if they go to the Kruger Street Toy &... more »»

Even More Advanced Gas, Oil Technologies Ahead

February 15, 2015 Part of the lore of the oil and natural gas industry is how new drilling techniques and fracing methods were used over the years to produce more oil and gas out of conventional vertical wells. 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 »»

Defining Waste Crux Of Dispute

February 6, 2015 WHEELING - The debate between GreenHunter Water and the Coast Guard over shipping fracking wastewater along the Ohio River appears to come down to just how the waste is classifie. more »»

Southwestern Commits $2.6 Billion for Drilling

February 1, 2015 Despite a decrease in natural gas prices, Southwestern Energy plans to spend an additional $2.6 billion for drilling and fracking this year. more »»

Wheeling Chamber Leadership Class to Tour Natural Gas Rig

January 19, 2015 Lawyers, bankers and administrators will trade in their dress shoes for work boots when heading out for their tour of a Marcellus shale natural gas drilling rig site as part of the 2015 Wheeling Are... more »»

Royalty money for demolitions

January 16, 2015 WHEELING - Royalty money from natural gas drilling beneath Oglebay Park is helping Wheeling break its reliance on federal funding to tear down abandoned, blighted buildings throughout the cit. more »»

Pipeline Plan Hits Bump In The Road

December 30, 2014 BENWOOD - GreenHunter Resources has encountered a roadblock in its plan to build a pipeline system from Claysville, Pa., to the Ohio River at Benwood. more »»

Ohio, Marshall County mineral owners sign for $100M, royalties would be more

November 24, 2014 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. more »»



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