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 »»

St. C. Oil and Gas Expo Highlights Industry

May 1, 2015 In 2009, unemployment in Belmont County was at 13 percent, and cuts at the county level were on the table. more »»

Ethane Cracker Plant in Belmont County Would Add Pollution to Ohio Valley

April 30, 2015 SHADYSIDE - Air quality permits for proposed ethane cracker projects in Pennsylvania and West Virginia show they will bring carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, ammonia, xylene and benzene, along with... more »»

FirstEnergy: Talks Of Sale of Burger Plant Are Premature

April 30, 2015 SHADYSIDE - FirstEnergy Corp. can still generate up to seven megawatts of electricity at the R.. 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 »»

Wheeling Not in GreenHunter’s Immediate Future

April 24, 2015 WHEELING - GreenHunter Resources plans to barge what the company calls "oilfield waste" from local natural gas operations along the Ohio River by the end of the year, but the firm will not be loadin... 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 »»

West Virginia DEP: 132 Barrels Spilled Into Marshall County Creek

April 22, 2015 GLEN DALE - West Virginia regulators will cite Williams Energy for "conditions not allowable in state waters" after the company's pipeline rupture allowed 132 barrels of Marcellus Shale condensate t... more »»

Plans For Wellsburg Gas Power Plant Gain Ground

April 21, 2015 WELLSBURG - Officials with the company proposing a natural gas-fired power plant for Brooke County said Tuesday they will submit plans for a site near Highland Hills in Follansbee for a regulatory... more »»

Shell's $70 billion takeover could herald wave of mergers

April 16, 2015 LONDON (AP) — Oil and gas company Shell has agreed to buy British rival BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($69. more »»

Md. lawmakers OK fracking ban until late 2017

April 16, 2015 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to prohibit fracking permits in the state until October 201. more »»

Program to help landowners with pipeline reclamation issues

April 16, 2015 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced plans for a pipeline restoration and reclamation oversight pilot program. more »»



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