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 »»

Power plant officials plan to proceed with Follansbee site

May 13, 2015 By WARREN SCOTT ­Shale Play WELLSBURG, W.Va. more »»

Plans For Wellsburg Gas Power Plant Gain Ground

April 21, 2015 WELLSBURG - Officials with the company proposing a natural gas-fired power plant for Brooke County said Tuesday they will submit plans for a site near Highland Hills in Follansbee for a regulatory... more »»

Brooke County and Follansbee Officials Hopeful for Gas Power Plant

April 10, 2015 FOLLANSBEE - A vacant plot of land near the Mountain State Carbon coke plant is now the desired site for a $600 million natural gas fired electricity generator after Follansbee leaders approved a... more »»

Brooke Power Plant Moves Forward

April 5, 2015 The Brooke County commissioners expressed thanks Tuesday to the county Board of Education for last week supporting a memorandum of understanding requested by Energy Solutions Consortium of Buffalo, N. more »»

ATEX Ethane Pipeline Reopens Friday After Brooke County Fire

February 12, 2015 FOLLANSBEE - Even though investigators remain unsure of the cause of a fire on an ATEX Express along Archer Hill Road in Brooke County last month, the company plans to restart pumping ethane Frid. more »»

With Fire Out, Answers Sought

January 31, 2015 FOLLANSBEE - While the flames are now extinguished, Enterprise Products investigators are working with federal officials to learn why the 20-inch diameter ATEX Express pipeline in Brooke County... more »»

No Limits on Pipeline Location, No Inspection

January 31, 2015 WHEELING - Monday's natural gas pipeline explosion in Brooke County led to the evacuation of two homes, with the flames' heat buckling siding on one of the structures. more »»

None Hurt In Brooke County, W.Va., Well Blaze

April 12, 2013 WELLSBURG, W.Va. - Firefighters from several Brooke County and Western Pennsylvania departments were dispatched about 5 p.m. more »»

Gas-related development moving forward

March 29, 2013 By WARREN SCOTT WELLSBURG, W.Va. - The leader of the Business Development Corp. more »»

Energy companies interested in TS&T, Beech Bottom sites

February 22, 2013 By SHELLEY HANSON Shale Play CHESTER, W.Va. more »»

Pipeline to cross under Brooke trail

February 22, 2013 By WARREN SCOTT Shale Play WELLSBURG, W.V. more »»

Gas drilling project ongoing at Bethany

November 2, 2012 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play BETHANY, W.Va. more »»

Brooke board talks gas money

October 16, 2012 WELLSBURG, W.Va. — The Brooke County Board of Education discussed ways money from its lease of property for natural gas drilling may be used in the school district at a special meeting last month. more »»

Landowner claims CHK not drawing gas

August 22, 2012 BETHANY, W.Va. more »»

Fracking to begin at Brooke Hills Park

June 16, 2012 WELLSBURG - After working several months to establish a natural gas well at Brooke Hills Park, crews are slated to begin the next phase next week. more »»

Chesapeake To Drill Under Brooke School

May 28, 2012 WELLSBURG - Chesapeake Energy's plan to drill for natural gas under Brooke High School should not create any problems for the more than 1,000 students who attend there each day, County Superintenden... more »»

Shale boom bringing challenges, opportunities to Greene County, Pa.

May 20, 2012 BETHANY, W.Va. - From housing to street paving, Greene County, Pa., Commissioner Pam Snyder says the oil and gas industry has been a game changer for her Western Pennsylvania constituenc. more »»

Brooke BOE Signs Deal with Chesapeake

May 2, 2012 WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Board of Education on Monday gave its approval for Chesapeake Energy to drill for natural gas beneath school property, a move board members said will be a major... more »»

Official optimistic about Brooke County drilling

April 27, 2012 WELLSBURG - The president of Eagle Manufacturing told the Brooke County Commission Tuesday he's trying to spread the word about opportunities and dissuade fears related to the natural gas drilling... more »»



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