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 »»

AEP Cardinal Plant in Brilliant Will Be Converted to Gas

December 20, 2015 BRILLIANT - American Electric Power will modify its generating unit at the Cardinal Plant near Brilliant to run on natural gas by 2030, continuing the company's shift away from burning coal to compl... more »»

Developer Interested In Building Hotel in Downtown Bellaire

December 20, 2015 BELLAIRE - Village Administrator Scott Porter said a developer has approached him about building a hotel on Bellaire's 32nd Street parking lot, and the project could incorporate properties along... more »»

More Natural Gas Infrastructure Is Needed

December 19, 2015 WHEELING -Prices for all natural gas remain depressed, but Joe Eddy said Marcellus and Utica shale drillers are now selling their product for just 75 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, which is leading som... more »»

Can the World Cut Carbon?

December 15, 2015 PARIS - The world is about to go on a carbon diet. It won't be easy - or cheap. more »»

Cera Still Fighting for Severance Money From Shale

December 14, 2015 BELLAIRE - Ohio Rep. Jack Cera said natural gas industry lobbyists continue blocking efforts to increase the state's severance tax. more »»

EPA: Coal Not Marketable

December 13, 2015 WHEELING - Coal, oil and natural gas are unpopular at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris - so much so that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said she... more »»

Pa. Sues Gas Driller Over ‘Deceptive’ Leases

December 12, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) -Pennsylvania's attorney general sued one of the nation's largest producers of natural gas on Wednesday over claims it cheated at least 4,000 landowners who signed drilling leases... more »»

Despite Low Prices, EQT Will Ramp Up Drilling

December 12, 2015 WHEELING - Even as prices for natural gas remain relatively low, EQT Corp. plans to drill 72 more Marcellus Shale wells next year as part of a projected $1 billion in capital expenses. more »»

Belmont County Boasts Top Wells

December 10, 2015 BELMONT- The nine most prolific natural gas wells in the entire state of Ohio are all in central Belmont County, with Rice Energy operating eight of the. more »»

Former Steel Plant Converted for Natural Gas Industry Use

December 9, 2015 BENWOOD - The former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel facility in Benwood soon will be home to a company doing business with the natural gas industry. JLE Industries, based in Dunbar, Pa. more »»

Demolition Begins at Burger Site; Deal Not Finalized

December 9, 2015 DILLES BOTTOM - FirstEnergy Corp. officials hope to return the closed R.E. more »»



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