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Lawyers explain pipeline issues for Warren Twp.

April 21, 2014 About 25 people learned more about potential Warren Township pipeline issues Saturday in a program conducted and organized by a pair of Columbus attorneys. more »»

Watershed to reduce assessment

April 19, 2014 A controversial property assessment that has been paid by area residents for the last five years will be reduced in 2015, thanks to revenues generated by shale oil and gas industry leases from the... more »»

Region’s future rides on oil & gas tax decision

March 29, 2014 Gov. John Kasich’s plan to drill into Ohio’s gas and oil industry for new revenue remains controversial. more »»

Wood Co. ‘cracker’ plant moving ahead

March 27, 2014 CHARLESTON W.Va. more »»

Hess Corp. gives $15K grant to MC

March 25, 2014 Marietta College recently received a $15,000 grant from the Hess Corp. in support of the Department of Petroleum Engineering & Geolog. more »»

Federal tax reforms shouldn’t hurt jobs

March 22, 2014 In the spirit of reexamining and redirecting efforts at the federal level to improve our economy, and with all the recent talk in Washington about reforming our tax code, I would like to suggest a... more »»

Council vote may come soon on city’s oil, gas deal

February 27, 2014 Marietta City Council could vote as early as next week to advertise for bids to lease up to 95 acres of city property to oil and gas interests, according to an announcement during Wednesday's lands,... more »»

Bumpy roads

February 26, 2014 The brutal winter hasn't been kind to local roadways which have been through several cycles of freezing and thawing this year, causing pavement edges to crumble and creating thousands of potholes. more »»

Oil/gas waste

February 5, 2014 BELPRE — An area company's plans to handle naturally-occurring radioactive waste that may be produced at shale oil and gas drilling sites has generated some concern from a local environmental group. more »»

Use of big data drives demand for electricity

February 1, 2014 Nothing is transforming oil and gas production operations today more than the use of “big dat. more »»

Eastern Ohio leads state in gas production

January 9, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — In Belmont County, there are natural gas wells nicknamed “Big Foot” and “Blue Thunder,” along with a “monster” lurking deep within the area known as Egypt Valley. more »»

Ethane cracker plant a major coup for Wood County

November 15, 2013 PARKERSBURG — The proposed development of a new petrochemical complex - the ethane cracker plant - in Wood County will be a game changer for the entire state of West Virginia, the governor said... more »»

MNW Energy opens new office on Pike Street

November 4, 2013 MNW Energy LLC (MNW) announces the opening of its new office at 353 Pike St., Marietta. MNW is a local company formed to promote leasing and drilling activity in the Appalachian Basin. more »»

EPA OKs more time to report on hazardous fracking materials

November 2, 2013 The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has granted companies a one-month extension to submit information about hazardous chemicals used and stored at oil and gas drilling locations to local... more »»

Drilling industry creates housing demand locally

October 21, 2013 PARKERSBURG — The local housing industry has been impacted as the Mid-Ohio Valley experiences a resurgence in the energy market because of drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields. more »»

Oil, gas companies must report any hazardous materials

October 5, 2013 People who live near Washington County’s oil and gas drilling operations might be alarmed with what they might find on site. As of Sept. more »»

Oil, gas drilling operations creating W.Va. jobs

September 23, 2013 PARKERSBURG — With natural gas drilling operations starting up in a number of areas, some are starting to see an increase in employment as development begins and wells are being set up to tap into... more »»

Oil, gas firms help area schools

September 11, 2013 Oil and gas companies targeting resources in the Utica shale aren’t just looking at digging into the local ground but fitting in with the community. more »»

Wood Co. is still in running for cracker site

August 30, 2013 PARKERSBURG - West Virginia, and especially Wood County, remains in the running for an ethane cracker plant as the governor told business leaders the state will remain a leader in natural gas... more »»

A day on the rig

August 15, 2013 WILLS TWP. — To illustrate how nature and horizontal oil and natural gas drilling can coexist at a well pad in Guernsey County, David Hill points to the livestock. more »»

 
 
 

 

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