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WV Natural Gas Industry Pledges More Than $350,000 Towards Flood Recovery

West Virginia’s natural gas industry pledges more than $350,000 towards flood recovery efforts. 

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Marshall County FRN Partners with Noble Energy for Purse Project

The Marshall County FRN has partnered with Noble Energy to organize a “Purse Project” that will benefit women and local organizations in Marshall County. The “Purse Project” campaign will include the collection and distribution of purses filled with personal hygiene and other useful items to be given to women who may be in need of such items. The filled purses will then be given to six local organizations in Marshall County.  This project would not be possible without the generous sponsorship provided by Noble Energy and the contributions of their employees.


Noble Energy employees held a purse drive during the weeks of April 11th through the 25th and collected almost 160 purses 

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WV Students stock, clean streams with help from local business

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Noble Energy, an oil and gas producer with operations in West Virginia, joined forces with community leaders and businesses in the Northern Panhandle April 1 to give back to the environment.

More than 35 Noble employees joined about 135

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911 Center Receives Funding for Technology

XTO partners with center to train first responders in Marcellus emergencies


XTO representative Jay Newell (from left) present Marion County Commission member Randy Elliot and direct of Marion County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Chris McIntyre a $2,500 grant to continue updating the Marion County 911 Call Center's technology. 

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Daily Mail editorial: Democrats and Fossil Fuels

March 16, 2016 | Daily Mail

What will America look like if either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders is elected president?

Based on their attitude toward hydraulic fracturing — the technique used to increase oil and gas production — count on higher energy prices, lower energy reliability, fewer American jobs and the United States returning to the vulnerable position of relying on foreign governments — some hostile — for its energy supply.

“By the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place,” Clinton said March 6 at a Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan.

Sanders was more emphatic: “No, I do not support fracking,” he said at the debate. “I talk to scientists who tell me fracking is doing terrible things to water systems all over this country.” 

Not sure which scientists Sanders talks to, but an Environmental Protection Agency draft assessment released last June said: “We did not find evidence that these [fracking] mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.”

“In fact, 

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W.Va. Can’t Rely Just on Gas, Coal

W.Va. Can’t Rely Just on Gas, Coal

March 7, 2016

The Intelligencer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register         

Though the proverbial bloom is off the natural-gas-industry rose by now in West Virginia, a survey conducted by Energize WV and Mark Blankenship Enterprises indicates most voters in the Mountain State still believe firmly it is the future for our state's economy.

Oddly, nearly 70 percent of voters said they believed the state is "on the wrong track," in general. Nearly all respondents said jobs and the economy are important issues in West Virginia. The same batch of respondents went on to imply our future economy will continue to be dependent on extraction industries. More than 90 percent said the natural gas industry will be important; and four out of five said the coal industry will continue to be important.

Even after seeing the degree to which federal meddling has hamstrung extraction industries, a plurality of respondents said they believed the natural gas industry has the best potential to create good jobs in West Virginia. Mountain State voters understand "natural gas drilling better protects the environment than some other energy development methods," "natural gas is

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Recent Poll Finds West Virginians Overwhelmingly Support Natural Gas Pipeline Development in State


March 2, 2016


Recent Poll Finds West Virginians Overwhelmingly Support Natural Gas Pipeline Development in State


Charleston, WV – Seventy-six percent of West Virginians support the construction of underground pipelines in West Virginia to transport natural gas to areas where it is used and sold, according to the results 

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Natural Gas Prices to Rise- Southwestern Energy Co. cutting employees for now

By Casey Junkins | January 26, 2016 |The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register


WHEELING - Despite a slump in natural gas prices, officials with the U.S. Energy Information Administration expect a rebound over the next two years due to higher industrial use and exports.

In the interim, however, many drillers continue reducing operations, including Southwestern Energy Co. The Houston, Texas-based firm that acquired West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania assets of Chesapeake Energy for $5 billion in 2014 is cutting 1,100 employees - about 

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Natural Gas Projects Await Approval

By Casey Junkins | January 23, 2016 | The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING -Marcellus and Utica shale industry leaders believe the federal government is delaying construction of interstate pipelines that would relieve the region's natural gas glut, but regulators say the projects must pass environmental impact evaluations before approval.

Largely due to a lack of interstate pipelines capable of sending the product to New York City, Chicago and other major markets, many shale drillers working in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania are only getting about 75 cents for every 1,000 cubic-foot unit of natural gas they pump.

One producer in particular,

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W.Va. Production Numbers ‘Shocking’-Single Well Could Provide Electricity For 24,315 Homes

Bu Casey Junkins | Wheeling News-Register | January 17, 2016

WHEELING - A single Ohio County Marcellus Shale well yielded enough natural gas in 2014 to provide electricity for 24,315 homes, according to new numbers released by the West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey.

There's also plenty of what industry leaders term "light crude" oil being produced right here in the local region, including 45,260 barrels of oil from a well in the name of the Ohio County Commission in 2014.

Overall, with traditional vertical drilling included with horizontal fracking, West Virginia produced more than 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2014.

Drillers also extracted more than

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