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 »»

ATEX Ethane Pipeline Reopens Friday After Brooke County Fire

February 12, 2015 FOLLANSBEE - Even though investigators remain unsure of the cause of a fire on an ATEX Express along Archer Hill Road in Brooke County last month, the company plans to restart pumping ethane Frid. more »»

Radiation with Frack Waste Concerns Coast Guard With Shipping Plan

February 11, 2015 WHEELING - The Coast Guard's lead chemical engineer said radioactivity found in drilling or fracking waste from the Marcellus shale formation would disqualify it from being barged on the Ohio River... more »»

Exxon, Chevron Take Home $52B in ’14

February 11, 2015 WHEELING - Even while facing lower oil and natural gas prices, global drillers Chevron and Exxon Mobil took home nearly $52 billion worth of combined profits in 2014. more »»

Drilling, Pipeline Accidents Taking Toll

February 9, 2015 WHEELING - The ATEX Express pipeline explosion that burned nearly 24,000 barrels of ethane in Brooke County last week is the latest in a series of explosions, fires, leaks and other accidents across... more »»

Reps. McKinley, Johnson Vote For LNG Imports

February 9, 2015 Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, believe encouraging liquefied natural gas exports will create even more economic growth in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields. more »»

Drillers Could Face Tax Bump

February 8, 2015 WHEELING - Oil and natural gas drillers believe changes presented in President Barack Obama's $4 trillion budget proposal would raise their tax burden by $95 billion over the next 10 years, an amoun... more »»

Marshall County Considers Gas Lease

February 7, 2015 The Marshall County Commission will wait to decide on signing a lease agreement that one attorney said will set the standard for future leases in the county. more »»

Defining Waste Crux Of Dispute

February 6, 2015 WHEELING - The debate between GreenHunter Water and the Coast Guard over shipping fracking wastewater along the Ohio River appears to come down to just how the waste is classifie. more »»

Southwestern Granted Permits to Drill Marcellus Shale Wells

February 5, 2015 WHEELING - After paying $5 billion to acquire West Virginia leasehold acres from Chesapeake Energy, Southwestern Energy can now drill Marcellus shale wells with the same Department of Environmental... more »»

Blue Racer: $30B In Infrastructure Needed

February 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH - Not being able to load ethane onto the ATEX Express because the Blue Racer Natrium plant's connection remains shut down following the pipeline's Monday explosion is only one of the... more »»

Well Pad Permit Transfer Bill Passes

February 2, 2015 State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer well permits for oil and natural gas drilling. The change would help Southwestern Energy Co. more »»

Southwestern Commits $2.6 Billion for Drilling

February 1, 2015 Despite a decrease in natural gas prices, Southwestern Energy plans to spend an additional $2.6 billion for drilling and fracking this year. more »»



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