Knuth: Marshall County Should Pitch In

March 13, 2014 Dave Knuth believes Marshall County should take care of its own - and that includes repairing roads in "deplorable condition. more »»

Future Fund Proposal Forwarded

March 13, 2014 WHEELING - On the final day of the regular session, the West Virginia Legislature voted to raise the state minimum wage over the next two years, set aside severance tax revenue for future projects... more »»

OU Studies Shale Impact

March 13, 2014 ST. more »»

Regional Shale Activity Growing

March 13, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Belmont County may still be in the early phases of the Utica Shale rush, but Gulfport Energy, Antero Resources, Rice Energy, Hess Corp. more »»

GreenHunter Between a Zone And a Hard Place

March 5, 2014 WHEELING - Even if the Coast Guard eventually allows barges to carry natural gas fracking waste, Wheeling officials believe GreenHunter Water's planned Warwood recycling facility would still be out... more »»

House Committee Approves Future Fund Bill

March 5, 2014 WHEELING - West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler's Future Fund proposal continues to blaze a smooth path through the Legislature, with just one stop to go before a final vote in the House of... more »»

Second Superload On Way

March 5, 2014 Marshall County residents should expect another superload de-ethanizer to make its way to the Williams Energy Oak Grove facility along Fork Ridge Road this month, as the company continues building $4. more »»

Study: Cracker Plant Means Billions for W.Va

March 5, 2014 PARKERSBURG - Construction of an ethane cracker plant could mean billions of dollars in economic impact for West Virginia over the next four decades, but the state must take steps to realize that... more »»

Chesapeake Triples Its Utica Production

March 5, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Average daily natural gas output from Chesapeake Energy's Utica Shale operations jumped to 189 million cubic feet during 2013, reflecting a 309 percent increase from from 201. more »»

Plans Set for 2nd ‘Superload’

February 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE - One "superload" down, another to go. more »»

Natural Gas Processors Find Tax Loophole

February 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE - Williams Energy, Blue Racer Midstream and MarkWest Energy spent nearly $900 million in Marshall County during the last tax year on their natural gas processing plants, but those same... more »»

Senate Passes Future Fund Bill

February 23, 2014 WHEELING - Legislation creating a permanent investment account for natural gas severance tax revenue in West Virginia sailed through the state Senate without opposition Friday, along with another... more »»

Mayor Aims to Repair Streets With Future Gas Money

February 23, 2014 BRIDGEPORT -- The removal of large bumps on Howard Street is among road repair plans Mayor John Callarik has for the village of Bridgeport this summer. more »»

Forced Pooling Push Finds New Energy

February 23, 2014 Whether one wants to call it "forced pooling" or "unitization," Tim Greene said allowing Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas producers to drill on unleased land will give the industry an unfair... more »»

Superload Takes the Scenic Route

February 17, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE - What's nearly half-a-football field long, travels at a top speed of 5 mph and can clog traffic for hours at a time? A so-called superload, and one's scheduled to be coming our way thi... more »»

Overseas Propane Exports at All-Time High

February 17, 2014 WHEELING - The U.S. more »»

MarkWest Wraps up Processing Projects

February 17, 2014 CADIZ - As MarkWest Energy prepares to spend $2 billion this year for additional natural gas processing infrastructure, the Denver-based company now features a pipeline connecting its Utica and... more »»

Natural Gas Is ‘Lifeline’ for Monroe County

February 17, 2014 HANNIBAL - When Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart thinks about her county's future, she doesn't dwell on what might be with bankrupt Ormet Corp. more »»

Bellaire Getting Into the Shale Game

February 17, 2014 More than $470,000 worth of Utica Shale natural gas drilling lease money is headed to the All-American Town, thanks to the contract Bellaire Village Council signed with Gulfport Energy this week. more »»

Nothing To Lose On Future Fund Bill

February 4, 2014 WHEELING - With West Virginia poised to see its natural gas severance tax revenue double in a year's time, state Senate President Jeff Kessler believes this could be the year his West Virginia Futur... more »»



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