‘Nuisance Oil’ Term in Contract Annoys Belmont County Landowner

April 4, 2015 BELLAIRE - Curtis Wallner is not sure what "nuisance oil" extracted via fracking is. more »»

Gastar Investigating Storage Tanks Fire in Moundsville

April 4, 2015 Gastar Exploration officials continue investigating the cause of a fire that consumed four to five storage tanks at the company's Armstrong drilling pad along Birch Ridge Road near the Wetzel County... more »»

Exxon CEO talks Arctic oil drilling, risks, lessons

April 4, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic is the next great frontier for oil and gas — and one of the most environmentally fragile places on earth. more »»

Bill to prohibit local fracking bans clears Oklahoma Senate panel

April 3, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Senate panel has approved a bill that would limit cities and towns from passing local ordinances restricting oil and gas drilling and exploration. more »»

Pipeline Projects Pump Up Ohio Valley’s Production Levels

March 30, 2015 WHEELING - The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Rover Pipeline and the Leach XPress are some of the multi-billion-dollar projects Corky Demarco believes will keep Marcellus... more »»

Marshall County Commission Supports Leach XPress During Meeting in Moundsville

March 30, 2015 The Marshall County Commission met with a representative from the Columbia Pipeline Group this week as the Leach XPress Pipeline Project moves forward. more »»

Pennsylvania to Issue Air Permit for Planned Ethane Cracker Plant

March 29, 2015 WHEELING - The multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker Royal Dutch Shell wants to build just 45 minutes from Weirton may be closer to a reality as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection... more »»

Ohio Shuts Down Jefferson County Frack Recycling Facility

March 28, 2015 HAMMONDSVILLE - After Jefferson County residents and environmental advocates filed numerous complaints with the state Department of Natural Resources about a fracking fluid recycling facility along... more »»

New Belmont County Span a Bridge Too Far for Citizens

March 28, 2015 Belmont County resident Robert Blazek believes a bridge project in Pultney Township will only serve two people while other roads and bridges throughout the county fall into disrepair. more »»

Ohio Valley's Oil, Gas Boom Increases Need for Sewage Services

March 27, 2015 The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department wants people to be aware that only septic tank pumper trucks permitted by a health department are allowed to work in the count. more »»

Conference Conclusion: Area's Oil & Gas Industry Jobs Not Stacking Up

March 25, 2015 WHEELING - Even with all the frackers, pipeliners, truckers, abstractors and others working in the Marcellus and Utica shale boom region, at least two researchers believe the industry's impact on... more »»

Ohio Valley Residents Now Selling Mineral Rights

March 24, 2015 WHEELING - It appears as if a slight shift is taking place in the local gas leasing rush, as at least one firm is now purchasing entire mineral tracts from Upper Ohio Valley property owners instead... more »»

Frack Disclosure Rules Tightened

March 24, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first... more »»

County Assessor Recommends School Board Lower Tax Rates in Marshall County Due to Gas Boom

March 22, 2015 Marshall County residents may be looking at lower tax rates in light of recent economic growth. more »»

Oil Prices Taking Another Drop

March 22, 2015 NEW YORK - The price of oil is tumbling again, rattling an already-shaken oil industry and heralding lower prices for consumers. more »»

Campaign Aimed at Altering Route of Natural Gas Pipeline

March 20, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. - Opponents of the proposed Virginia route of a 550-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina have launched a campaign to enlist more allies in their fight. more »»

Natural Gas Driller Gulfport Sues Ohio Village To Use Water

March 19, 2015 BARNESVILLE - Citing a potential loss of "millions of dollars," Marcellus and Utica shale driller Gulfport Energy is suing the village of Barnesville for the right to draw water from the Slope Creek... more »»

Tie Vote in West Virginia House of Delegates Killed Forced Pooling Measure

March 19, 2015 WHEELING - Many state lawmakers, natural gas industry leaders and landowners thought they'd reached an acceptable compromise this year on forced pooling legislation, but the House of Delegates'... more »»



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