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GOP takes control of W.Va. Legislature for 1st time in 8 decades

After more than 80 years of being on the outside looking in, Republicans officially took control of the West Virginia Legislature on Wednesday, promising to bring prosperity to the state. During floor sessions that began at noon, Delegate Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, was elected House speaker and Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, was elected Senate president. After [...]

By | January 14th, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments

Marshall County plant loses fracking fight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia judge has thrown out new legal challenges to a plan for natural gas production near a Marshall County chemical plant. Late in December, Marshall Circuit Judge David W. Hummel dismissed legal complaints filed by Axiall Corp. over the natural gas drilling and production operation proposed by Gastar Exploration near [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments

Debate on Forced Pooling May Return

WHEELING - Lawmakers may resurrect the debate over forced pooling in West Virginia during the upcoming legislative session, according to incoming House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead. Armstead, R-Kanawha, who is expected to be elected speaker when the new Republican-controlled Legislature convenes Jan. 14 in Charleston, confirmed there have been discussions among the GOP leadership [...]

By | January 2nd, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments

FirstEnergy announces new projects aimed at supporting WV Marcellus Shale industry

In an effort to support northern West Virginia's expanding Marcellus Shale gas industry, FirstEnergy Corp. announced Dec. 22 that it is working on about $100 million in new transmission projects, in addition to evaluating system upgrades on existing equipment. The new facilities include high-voltage substations and transmission lines to accommodate expanding natural gas processing facilities [...]

By | December 23rd, 2014|Industry News|0 Comments

More Fracking Slated in Morgantown

Amid much controversy, two horizontal gas wells were drilled into the Marcellus shale rock formation in 2011 just barely outside of Morgantown. Now two more wells are slated to be drilled on the same pad in the summer of 2015, but the company, Charleston-based Northeast Natural Energy is teaming up this time with a host [...]

By | December 17th, 2014|Industry News|0 Comments

Wood County 8th Grade Career Day

Executive Director, Charlie Burd, represented the Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia Friday, December 12 at Wood County 8th Grade Career Day. Students from Hamilton Middle School and Williamstown High School stopped in at the IOGAWV booth to learn more about the Oil and Gas Industry and it's related job opportunities.  Hamilton Middle [...]

By | December 12th, 2014|Industry News|0 Comments

WVU creates the first-ever field laboratory for the long-term study of shale gas resources

As the Appalachian Region feels the impact of the burgeoning shale-energy industry, a consortium of researchers and industrial partners led by West Virginia University, with the assistance of The Ohio State University, will conduct the first-ever long-term, comprehensive field study of a natural resource that has changed the country’s – and the world’s – energy [...]

By | November 6th, 2014|Industry News|0 Comments