Shaking Things Up In The Southwest

January 22, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population... 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 »»

Brine water flowing to injection wells

January 19, 2016 MARIETTA, Ohio - After a summer and fall filled with construction, brine water is now flowing uphill from Ohio 7 to injection wells off of Ohio 67. 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 »»

Bust is taking hold in the oil patch

January 17, 2016 BATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — It was a slow day selling oil field pipe — nothing new there — when Richard Collier had handed his son a select list of customers. Call them, he said. more »»

TransCanada to file 2 legal challenges to Keystone rejection

January 16, 2016 JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The Canadian company that proposed the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Wednesday filed a lawsuit over the U.. more »»

Experts to study food safety of oilfield wastewater

January 14, 2016 ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. more »»

North Dakota regulator recuses from decision, cites conflict

January 13, 2016 JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.. 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 »»

Pennsylvania water authority turns down $65M agreement

January 12, 2016 JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania water authority has turned down a $65 million grant that would have allowed the group to replace its 100-year-old water system. 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 »»

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 »»

Gas Industry Pushing For Forced Pooling

December 25, 2015 WHEELING - Whether his fellow legislators want to call the practice "forced pooling" or "lease integration," Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, believes allowing natural gas drillers to extract... more »»

Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. Files for Bankruptcy

December 23, 2015 WHEELING - One year ago today, about 30 Monroe County residents returned to their homes after Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. more »»



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