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The Future is Ours: Shale Crescent USA

Do you realize that the Mid-OhioValley, including West Virginia, is sitting on one of the largest oil and gas plays in the world? The opportunities on the horizon for the children of WV are truly exciting. Our area has some of the best resources, best waterways, good highways, great people, tremendous international export opportunities, and…

Governor Tomblin Calls for Research Aimed at Reducing Pipeline Construction Deaths in WV

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and the transmission of compressed natural gasis the inevitable wave of the future of West Virginia. We cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits, however, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm tohuman health and the environment in the drilling and fracking process, pipeline…

Subsidiary of ExxonMobil Ordered to Pay for Clean up of Polluted Waterways After Drilling

CompanyOrdered topayfor damage from Natural Gas Extraction in Three WV Counties Horizontal hydraulic fracturing hasincreased at breakneck speedin WV during the past three to four years. For this reason, we are just now seeing verdicts andsettlements related to damagesto people andcontamination of their landwhich have been linked to fracking operations. A subsidiary of ExxonMobil will…

Fracking News: FERC Permit to Construct Cove Point Export Facility Approved

Posted On October 8, 2014 I Firm News,Fracking News in WV,Gas Explosion

Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas Export FacilityProject Approved Dominion Energy approved the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) orderfor theCove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. This order includes 79 safety and environmental regulations, and on September 30,2014 Dominion Energy accepted all the commission’s safety provisions. Dominion Energy’s plan is to convert a former import…

Settlement for Water Fouled by Fracking in Marion County

Water Contamination by Natural Gas Drilling Operations, Audits Reveal Violations at 15 Sites Natural gas producer Trans Energy reached a settlement with federal and state regulators over polluting streams and wetlands in Marion, Wetzel, and Marshall counties. Trans Energy, based in St. Marys, Pleasants County, will pay $3 million in penalties to be divided equally…

New Natural Gas Pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina

Dominion Resources Estimates Cost of Pipeline Constructionwill be Five Billion Dollars Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the abundant supplies of natural gas being produced in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Gas is being relied upon to generate more of…

Fracking Wastewater Trucks involved in Rear End Collision

Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of accidents, and this type of impactcan doserious damage to boththe vehicles, the drivers,and the passengers inside. Rear end collisionstypically occur at intersections or in heavy traffic where one car is stopped or slowed and another comes up behind it and is unable to stop…

Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing

Problems with Water Quality Contamination near Gas and Oil Drilling Sites The oil and gas industry in West Virginia was significant in our past and is vital to our future. Presently, the state of West Virginia is anticipating tremendous economic growth as the oil and gas industry develops. Not only are thousands of jobs being…

Gas Drilling Permits in WV: January Through May 2014

Posted On June 9, 2014 I Firm News,Fracking News in WV

In the past five months, natural gas developers applied for 272 well permits and 230 of those have been approved, according to Department of Environmental Protection Office of Oil and Gas public notices. The majority of the boom is confined to 13 north-central counties, with the vast bulk of activity based in just five of…