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 »»

Ohio Valley Residents Now Selling Mineral Rights

March 24, 2015 WHEELING - It appears as if a slight shift is taking place in the local gas leasing rush, as at least one firm is now purchasing entire mineral tracts from Upper Ohio Valley property owners instead... more »»

Frack Disclosure Rules Tightened

March 24, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first... more »»

County Assessor Recommends School Board Lower Tax Rates in Marshall County Due to Gas Boom

March 22, 2015 Marshall County residents may be looking at lower tax rates in light of recent economic growth. more »»

Oil Prices Taking Another Drop

March 22, 2015 NEW YORK - The price of oil is tumbling again, rattling an already-shaken oil industry and heralding lower prices for consumers. more »»

Campaign Aimed at Altering Route of Natural Gas Pipeline

March 20, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. - Opponents of the proposed Virginia route of a 550-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina have launched a campaign to enlist more allies in their fight. more »»

Natural Gas Driller Gulfport Sues Ohio Village To Use Water

March 19, 2015 BARNESVILLE - Citing a potential loss of "millions of dollars," Marcellus and Utica shale driller Gulfport Energy is suing the village of Barnesville for the right to draw water from the Slope Creek... more »»

Tie Vote in West Virginia House of Delegates Killed Forced Pooling Measure

March 19, 2015 WHEELING - Many state lawmakers, natural gas industry leaders and landowners thought they'd reached an acceptable compromise this year on forced pooling legislation, but the House of Delegates'... more »»

W.Va. Storage Tank Safety Rules Rolled Back

March 19, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) - More than a year after chemicals spilled into the drinking water for 300,000 people, state lawmakers have voted to peel back protections to prevent leaky tanks from threatening... 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 »»

Large North Dakota projects eye Missouri River for water

March 17, 2015 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More than 54 billion gallons of water was pulled from the Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea in 2013, according to North Dakota State Water Commission data. more »»

Smithsonian Channel to air docu-series about Bakken oil boom

March 16, 2015 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Smithsonian Channel is set to air a docu-series about the oil boom that has drawn thousands of workers to the Bakken shale region of North Dakota and Montana. more »»

Peaceful protests against shale gas in Algeria

March 15, 2015 ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of Algerians demonstrated Saturday against plans to drill for shale gas in the south of the country. more »»

Groups sue feds over drilling in northwest New Mexico

March 15, 2015 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday challenged federal land managers over the approval of dozens of oil and gas drilling permits in northwestern New Mexico. more »»

Rhode Island business group backs natural gas pipeline

March 13, 2015 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island business group is backing the expansion of a key gas pipeline in New England. 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 »»

Natural Gas Power Plant Planned For Central West Virginia

March 11, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE - Developer Andrew Dorn believes there is enough Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas and ethane to fuel multiple electricity generators throughout West Virginia, starting with the $615... more »»

Hancock County Delegate Says Forced Pooling Violates Rights

March 10, 2015 WHEELING - Going against the wishes of some fellow party members, West Virginia Delegate Pat McGeehan on Wednesday tried unsuccessfully to derail a bill in the House of Delegates that would adopt... more »»



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