Property Tax Hikes for 23,000 West Virginia Mineral Rights Owners

March 2, 2015 WHEELING - Higher Marcellus and Utica shale output spiked property tax burdens for more than 23,000 oil and natural gas mineral owners across West Virginia this year, according to attorneys for the... 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 »»

Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Proposal to Raise Oil & Gas Taxes Criticized

February 26, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - As Ohio's oil and natural gas drillers slam Go. more »»

Horizontal Drilling Brings New Life to Drilling Industry

February 26, 2015 WHEELING - From New York to California, and from Steubenville to Parkersburg, nearly everyone seems to have an opinion on fracking, the common term for hydraulic fracturing. more »»

Drop in oil prices leaves roughnecks at loose ends

February 23, 2015 Editor's Note: This is an AP Member Exchange shared by The Dallas Morning News DALLAS (AP) — The drive from Ken Mercer's home in Tennessee to the oil fields of western North Dakota takes 20 hours i... more »»

Congressional Democrats seek to step up fracking oversight

February 22, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public... 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 »»

Oil and Gas Industry Revenue Flowing Into Harrison County

February 20, 2015 Harrison County Commissioner Don Bethel said the county has taken in $1.6 million in revenue from the oil and gas industry in the past week to 10 days. more »»

Ohio Tops 1,800 Utica Shale Drilling Permits, Production up 12-Fold From ’12

February 18, 2015 A convoy of trucks hauled water through the snow for a frack job at the Rice Energy Gold Digger Utica shale well along Ohio 9 last week, a sign the Ohio natural gas rush is not stopping in the face... more »»

Mercury Rules Could Take 60 Gigawatts of Coal-Fired Power Offline by 2020

February 18, 2015 WHEELING - The Obama administration's mercury emissions standards could force 60 gigawatts of coal-fired electricity offline by the year 2020, which leaves American Electric Power, FirstEnergy and... more »»

Forced Pooling Bill On Move in West Virginia Legislature

February 17, 2015 WHEELING - A bill that would allow forced pooling of natural gas drilling units in West Virginia has cleared the House of Delegates Energy Committee. more »»

Moundsville Power Plant Clears Hurdle

February 17, 2015 WHEELING - Andrew Dorn believes stringent Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards will precipitate more natural gas fired electricity plants, such as his 549-megawatt Moundsville Power... 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 »»

Marshall County Leases 72 Acres to Tug Hill

February 15, 2015 The Marshall County Commission on Friday approved a lease agreement with Tug Hill Operations, providing rights for the oil and gas company to operate on 72 acres of county land. more »»

Consol Slashing Spending, Yet Still Increasing Gas Production

February 13, 2015 In a slumping oil and natural gas market, Consol Energy will cut capital spending by $300 million this year compared to 2014. more »»

Marshall County Assessor Chris Kessler Says Property Value Growth Historic

February 13, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE -- In what has become a trend in recent years, the value of property in Marshall County has grown at a record-setting pace. 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 »»



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