API Seeks Continued Growth In Oil and Natural Gas Industry

January 13, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Powered by strong production from the company's "monster" Belmont County Utica Shale wells, Gulfport Energy more than tripled its daily output of oil and natural gas during 2013. more »»

Piedmont Lake Set For Drilling

January 13, 2014 PIEDMONT, Ohio - A popular fishing spot in Belmont and Harrison counties soon could turn into a popular drilling spot, as the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has plans to lease 6,600 acres... more »»

Jay-Bee Oil Cited For Tyler County Explosion

January 13, 2014 MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. more »»

Shell Keeps Option On Pa. ‘Cracker’ Site

December 29, 2013 WHEELING - Nearly two years after announcing intentions to bring a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant - and the thousands of related jobs - to Monaca, Pa. more »»

Axiall Plans ‘Cracker’ in Louisiana

December 29, 2013 NATRIUM - While West Virginia leaders hope Odebrecht will build a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker near Parkersburg, a company that already has operations along the Ohio River in the Northern... more »»

GreenHunter Plant moving forward in 2014

December 29, 2013 WHEELING - When 2013 began, few if any city residents had ever heard of GreenHunter Water - or imagined they would get a frack water recycling plant at the northern tip of Warwood. more »»

Natural Gas Pumped From Ormet Property

December 29, 2013 HANNIBAL - When Wayzata Investment Partners offered $221 million for bankrupt Ormet Cor. more »»

Debating Severance Tax on Oil and Gas

December 29, 2013 Industry leaders believe changing the way Ohio collects severance taxes for oil and natural gas production will promote more fracking in the state's vast Utica Shale field. more »»

Chesapeake to Pay $9.7M Fine

December 20, 2013 WHEELING - Facing charges of violating the federal Clean Water Act at 27 separate locations in West Virginia - including eight in Wetzel County and six in Marshall County - Chesapeake Appalachia wil... more »»

Hess Drilling on Plot of Land Next to Warnock Cemetery

December 20, 2013 ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- After fracking prolific Utica Shale wells across eastern Ohio, Hess Cor. more »»

W.Va. In Top 10 Drilling States

December 20, 2013 WHEELING - Powered by plenty of Marcellus Shale drilling and fracking in the northern portion of the state, West Virginia rocketed into 10th place among natural gas producing states, according to... more »»

Coast Guard Wants To Allow Frack Waste

December 20, 2013 PITTSBURGH (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. more »»

Fracking fight goes on in Niles, Ohio

December 20, 2013 NILES, Ohio -- City resident and local community activist John Williams vows he is not stopping his fight against the oil and gas industry. Arrested for trespassing during a No. more »»

W.Va. Gas Headed to Ohio In Dominion, Consol Deal

December 15, 2013 WHEELING -- Dominion Resources will ship 500 million cubic feet of West Virginia natural gas per day to pipeline connections in Ohio, while the company will also lease 100,000 acres of Marcellus... more »»

Health Dept. Concerned About Benzene Emissions Near Local Gas Drilling Sites

December 15, 2013 WHEELING -- A substance believed to cause cancer in those exposed to it over an extended period of time is in the air near Marcellus Shale fracking sites, according to Wheeling-Ohio County Health... more »»

Opinion: Rule Not Likely To Block Cracker

December 15, 2013 It has been suggested the proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County may have to overcome obstacles erected by a state air pollution law. more »»

Highway Workers Shift To Drilling Companies

December 15, 2013 WHEELING -- As oil and natural gas companies frack through West Virginia's Marcellus Shale field, they are scooping up some Division of Highways workers along the way. more »»

Oil, Gas May Save VFD

December 15, 2013 NEFFS - A Utica Shale oil and natural gas lease worth about $7,000 per acre and 20 percent of production royalties may help the Neffs Fire Department emerge from bankruptcy. more »»

Tomblin: Focus On Workers’ Skills

December 6, 2013 WHEELING - As more investment in the natural gas industry happens in the state, West Virginia must focus on improving the job skills of its residents, Gov. more »»

WVNCC Nets Second Dominion Grant

December 6, 2013 WHEELING -- West Virginia Northern Community College became the recipient of $25,000 from the Dominion Foundation on Tuesday. more »»



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