Workers recovering from well pad fire

November 19, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — Stone Energy Corp. spokeswoman Flo Ziegler said three workers burned in the Oct. more »»

Solid Waste Authority Chairman Sued

March 25, 2016 By LAUREN MATTHEWS Shale Play NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. more »»

Water advisory lifted in Pine Grove

March 9, 2016 From Staff Reports PINE GROVE, W.Va. — Officials said Pine Grove residents can now use the town’s water after oil from a natural gas processing facility spilled into the north fork of Fishing Creek. 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 »»

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 »»

Companies Spending Billions

October 1, 2015 WHEELING - Southwestern Energy Co. more »»

Gastar Plans River Drilling

October 27, 2014 WHEELING - Because his company spent more than $500 million while successfully fracking 64 Marcellus and Utica shale wells in Marshall County, Mike McCown believes Gastar Exploration can extract... more »»

Trans Energy Inc. allegedly filled streams

September 17, 2014 WHEELING, W.Va. — Oil and gas company Trans Energy Inc. faces federal criminal charges for allegedly releasing natural gas drilling materials into streams and wetlands in Marshall County. 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 »»

Jay-Bee Oil Cited For Tyler County Explosion

January 13, 2014 MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. more »»

Chesapeake to Pay $9.7M Fine

December 20, 2013 WHEELING - Facing charges of violating the federal Clean Water Act at 27 separate locations in West Virginia - including eight in Wetzel County and six in Marshall County - Chesapeake Appalachia wil... more »»

Professor Wants Air Emissions Regulated

August 26, 2013 NEW MARTINSVILLE - Levels of carcinogenic benzene in the air 625 feet away from one natural gas drill site were so bad that a West Virginia University professor said he would recommend "respiratory... more »»

MarkWest Cited in Fish Kill

August 26, 2013 LITTLETON, W.V. more »»

Landslide Damages Gas Pipeline

August 20, 2013 LITTLETON, W.Va. - A landslide apparently damaged a MarkWest Energy pipeline in northern Wetzel County this week, causing it to rupture and spill an unidentified, but potentially explosive, liquid. more »»

Drilling Disturbing Preserve

July 29, 2013 JACKSONBURG, W.Va. - Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts take note: if you enjoy the sprawling Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area in Wetzel County, it may be time to find a new stomping ground. more »»

System Reduces Records Camping

July 29, 2013 MIDDLEBOURNE - Tyler County Clerk Teresea Hamilton's lottery-style selection system for access to property records is relieving most of the nightly congestion outside the courthouse. more »»

MarkWest to pay $306K for slip, stream pollution

February 22, 2013 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — MarkWest Energy will pay a $306,000 fine for polluting a stream across the Ohio River near its Mobley plant in Wetzel County. more »»

SURVEY: Residents believe shale will bring jobs

February 14, 2013 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

MarkWest Opens Wetzel County Processing Plant

January 24, 2013 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play PINE GROVE, W.Va. more »»

Panhandle Production Levels Vary County by County

June 4, 2012 WHEELING - A single Chesapeake Energy well in Wetzel County produced 1. more »»



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