Gas Becoming Natural Choice

October 22, 2015 WHEELING - Largely due to fracking in shale formations such as the Marcellus and Utica, the cost of producing electricity from natural gas fell from being 5. more »»

Yale Study: Surface Spills More Harmful Than Fracking

October 22, 2015 WHEELING - Yale University researchers said the contamination of drinking water wells near Marcellus Shale fracking sites they studied probably came from chemical spills along the surface, rather... more »»

Living Near Wells May Cause Concern

October 20, 2015 BELMONT - Officials at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health believe living near a fracking operation could cause premature births. more »»

Drilling Industry Is Boosting Economy

October 17, 2015 WHEELING - In the year 2020, West Virginia should produce 2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas - an amount nearly double the volume the state yielded last year. more »»

More Natural Gas Results In Lower Mountaineer Bills

October 17, 2015 WHEELING - Even if they have yet to see a benefit of the Marcellus and Utica shale boom, about 221,000 Mountaineer Gas C. more »»

Williams Energy Acquired for $37.7 Billion

October 15, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE - Just when it looked like the $20 billion MarkWest Energy acquisition was a big deal, fellow natural gas processor Williams Energy will be sold to Energy Transfer Equity for a total... more »»

Gulfport To Drop Lawsuit Against Barnesville

October 15, 2015 BARNESVILLE - Mayor Dale Bunting says Gulfport Energy will dismiss a lawsuit it filed against the village in March. more »»

Drilling States Won’t Compete

October 14, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania on Tuesday agreed to cooperate in attracting shale gas development and jobs to their region over the next three years rather than compete... more »»

Wellsville to get Gas-Powered Plant

October 12, 2015 WELLSVILLE - The company building a natural gas-powered electric plant near Carrollton plans to do the same at a site just north of the village in Yellow Creek Township. more »»

West Virginia Group Urges Higher Ethane Tax

October 10, 2015 WHEELING - A West Virginia think tank believes state leaders should increase severance tax rates for ethane and other natural gas liquids to discourage them from fueling out-of-state petrochemical... more »»

Domestic Drilling Scares OPEC, Official Believes

October 9, 2015 WHEELING - Escalating oil and natural gas production from U.S. shale formations such as the Utica and Marcellus makes leaders of OPEC nations such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela nervous, a U.S. more »»

New Shale Region Near Parkersburg

October 8, 2015 WHEELING - Although the Marcellus and Utica formations continue pumping prolific amounts of oil and natural gas in both Ohio and West Virginia, the Mountain State may soon see production from yet... more »»

Rigs Down in Ohio and West Virginia, But Hopes Are Up

October 7, 2015 WHEELING -Combined, Ohio and West Virginia have 35 natural gas rigs drilling, which is only half the 70 the two states had working in the Marcellus and Utica shales at this time last year, but... more »»

Columbia Pushing For Mountaineer XPress

October 5, 2015 WHEELING - Columbia Pipeline Group plans to ship 2.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day southward from Marshall County via its $2 billion Mountaineer XPress pipeline project. more »»

Museum Examines More Than a Century of Mountaineer Drilling

October 4, 2015 WHEELING - So excited were Sistersville area oil speculators in the 1890s and 1900s that the town's population swelled from about 500 residents to roughly 15,000 in just a few years, while about 100... more »»

States Must Weigh Response To Clean Power Plan Carefully

October 3, 2015 WHEELING - West Virginia leaders who may be considering a "just say no" approach to the U.S. more »»

Gee: WVU Must Fuel Job Creation Through New Ideas

October 3, 2015 WHEELING - West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee sees job creation as one of the school's chief missions - but perhaps not in the way many people view the term. more »»

MarkWest Official Says Storage Needed for Ethane Cracker

October 1, 2015 WHEELING - Whether it's PTT Global Chemical, Royal Dutch Shell, Odebrecht or another firm, a MarkWest Energy official believes any developer looking to spend billions for an ethane cracker in the... more »»



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