Opinion: Clearing Up Myths About Gas ‘Pooling’ Laws

May 3, 2015 The debate in West Virginia over pooling of the Marcellus Shale has been spirited to say the least. more »»

W.Va. Lacks Pipeline Oversight

May 2, 2015 WHEELING - West Virginia regulators do not inspect the vast majority of pipelines transporting natural gas and oil throughout the state, such as the two Williams Energy conduits that ruptured in... more »»

Effects Of Marshall County Pipeline Ruptures Still Linger

April 30, 2015 GLEN DALE - Inspectors found benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene in an unnamed Marshall County stream four days after the April 9 Williams Energy pipeline ruptures, West Virginia Department of... more »»

Pipeline Developer Sues W.Va. Landowners

April 25, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE - Dozens of West Virginia landowners do not want Mountain Valley Pipeline surveyors in their neighborhoods, so developers of the 42-inch diameter natural gas project are suing the... more »»

W.Va. Pipeline Break Has Yet To Be Found

April 23, 2015 GLEN DALE - Williams Energy contractors continue searching for the rupture in the 4-inch pipeline that spilled 132 barrels of Marcellus shale condensate in Marshall County's Little Grave Creek last... more »»

Ohio River Lease Negotiations Continue Six Months Later

April 23, 2015 WHEELING - Six months after Gastar Exploration announced plans to frack for oil and natural gas under the Ohio River, the company still has not finalized the deal that would pay the West Virginia... more »»

‘Heavy Rains’ Cited In Marshall Pipeline Failure

April 12, 2015 GLEN DALE - Williams Energy officials believe wet weather over the last few days disturbed Marshall County's landscape enough to cause two of its natural gas pipelines to rupture in less than three... more »»

‘Forced Pooling’ Bad Idea Economically, Ethically

April 8, 2015 In the wake of West Virginia's 2015 legislative session, much media attention has been given to the policy known as "forced pooling," a policy promoted by the largest and most politically connected... more »»

Ohio Valley's Oil, Gas Boom Increases Need for Sewage Services

March 27, 2015 The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department wants people to be aware that only septic tank pumper trucks permitted by a health department are allowed to work in the count. more »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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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