Marietta Timeshttp://www.mariettatimes.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 19 Sep 2014 01:27:20 EDTFri, 19 Sep 2014 01:27:20 EDT Ohio leads state in gas production 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.Thu, 9 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EDTEthane cracker plant a major coup for Wood County - 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 Thursday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EDTMNW Energy opens new office on Pike Street 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.Mon, 4 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EDTEPA OKs more time to report on hazardous fracking materials 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 emergency personnel. On Sept.Sat, 2 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EDTDrilling industry creates housing demand locally - 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.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 EDT