With Oil and Gas Taxes Falling, West Virginia Faces Budget Quandary

March 8, 2016 CHARLESTON (AP) - Long reliant on taxes from unearthing coal and - more recently - natural gas, West Virginia faces a budget quandary as its natural resource industries struggle and hardline... more »»

Nuisance Lawsuit Bill Set To Be Discussed in West Virginia Legislature

March 4, 2016 CHARLESTON - A bill that would make it harder for West Virginia homeowners to sue businesses over things like noise complaints, traffic blockages and foul odors is gaining traction in the Legislature. more »»

Bridge load limits decreasing

February 27, 2016 By FRED CONNORS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — New reduced load limits on the Main Street Bridge in Wheeling are a sign of things to come in the Northern Panhandle and, ultimately, across West Virginia. more »»

Large gas trucks still causing problems; propane truck crash shuts down U.S. 250

February 23, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

Forced Pooling Bill Introduced in West Virginia House of Delegates

February 15, 2016 WHEELING -Corky DeMarco said West Virginia's Marcellus Shale drillers struggle to locate some landowners with whom they need lease agreements, but Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, said forced... more »»

Truck Accidents Keep Ohio Valley First Responders Busy

February 6, 2016 WHEELING -Reports of accidents involving large trucks related to the Marcellus and Utica shale industry continue, as a tractor-trailer carrying propane crashed along U.S. more »»

Natural Gas Prices to Rise

January 27, 2016 WHEELING - Despite a slump in natural gas prices, officials with the U.S. Energy Information Administration expect a rebound over the next two years due to higher industrial use and exports. more »»

Stronger Federal Pipeline Regulations Are Planned

January 27, 2016 WHEELING - Obama administration officials are working to strengthen oversight of pipelines carrying materials such as ethane and other natural gas liquids, but industry leaders fear federal... more »»

Sides Prepare For Battle on Forced Pooling Legislation

January 21, 2016 WHEELING -Marcellus Shale producers believe they need the right to include land they cannot lease into drilling units, but opponents believe potential forced pooling legislation would allow companie... more »»

Moundsville Power Project Still On Schedule

January 21, 2016 Moundsville Power officials assured Marshall County commissioners Tuesday that a proposed natural gas-fired power plant several years in the making remains on track. more »»

Pipeline projects to create 18,000 jobs

January 19, 2016 CHARLESTON - Ask a West Virginian what the state needs in 2016 and jobs will be at the top of the list. more »»

W.Va. Production Numbers ‘Shocking’

January 17, 2016 WHEELING - A single Ohio County Marcellus Shale well yielded enough natural gas in 2014 to provide electricity for 24,315 homes, according to new numbers released by the West Virginia Geological &... more »»

New Fracking Study Sought

January 12, 2016 WHEELING -A June Environmental Protection Agency report estimated frackers use an average of 9,100 gallons worth of chemicals per well. more »»

West Virginia House of Delegates Energy Chair: Now or Never on Forced Pooling Legislation

January 10, 2016 SOUTH CHARLESTON - Delegate Woody Ireland believes the upcoming legislative session may be lawmakers' last realistic chance to pass a forced pooling bill. more »»

AEP Steps Up Windmill Use

January 9, 2016 By the end of next year, Appalachian Power customers in Ohio and Marshall counties could receive a portion of their electricity from windmills. more »»

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 »»

W.Va. Frack Leases Yield $18 Million

January 6, 2016 CHARLESTON - West Virginia has brought in $18 million by leasing the right to drill for oil and natural gas deep below state wildlife management areas and waterways, including beneath the Ohio River. more »»

W.Va., Ohio Moving to Comply With Clean Power Plan

January 3, 2016 WHEELING - Even as attorneys general from West Virginia and Ohio continue challenging the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, officials in both states are making moves to comply with the mandat... more »»

‘Significant’ Layoffs Expected at Murray Energy Mines

December 30, 2015 WHEELING - Some local coal miners may begin the new year by looking for new jobs, as Murray Energy Corp. officials confirmed reports of impending layoffs and scheduling changes. 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 »»



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