Statoil Sues West Virginia County Over Tax Overpayment, Refund

Statoil ASA has filed a lawsuit against Marshall County, WV, to recover about $350,000 it overpaid for property taxes last year.

August 8, 2016

Williams Gathering, Condensate Pipelines in West Virginia Damaged During Storm

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) confirmed that at least one condensate pipeline in Marshall County was damaged during inclement weather that rolled through the region late last week, causing a spill into a nearby creek.

April 13, 2015

California Issues More Changes to Fracking Rules

California oil/natural gas regulators on Thursday issued yet another set of draft well stimulation rules, including for hydraulic fracturing (fracking), making further refinements based on nearly 200,000 comments that have been accumulated in the past 10 months. One change has raised the proposed threshold level for seismic activity tied to well stimulation to 2.7 from a previously proposed level of 2.0.

October 10, 2014

Gastar to Drill Utica, Expand Hunton Limestone Operations in April

Gastar Exploration Ltd. executives said the company plans to spud its first test wells targeting the Utica Shale in West Virginia and the Hunton Limestone in Oklahoma next month, and will place more than a dozen Marcellus Shale wells into production during the rest of the year.

March 17, 2014
U.S. Oil Production Strong as Ever, Says Raymond James

U.S. Oil Production Strong as Ever, Says Raymond James

Domestic oil production may be showing signs of slowing down, but analysts with Raymond James & Associates Inc. don’t think it’s a trend.

July 17, 2013
West Virginia Supreme Court Asked to Rule in Surface Rights Case

West Virginia Supreme Court Asked to Rule in Surface Rights Case

A district court judge wants the highest court in West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Appeals, to certify whether existing state law allows a company to drill on land where it doesn’t own the surface rights, but it owns the underlying mineral rights.

April 4, 2013

Noble Energy Cited for West Virginia Wastewater Spill

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ordered Noble Energy Inc. to cease operations and regain control of an impoundment pit in Marshall County after thousands of gallons of drilling wastewater spilled into a waterway in February.

March 11, 2013

Chesapeake Seals Trio of Onshore Deals for $2.6B

Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Monday clinched a trio of separate oil and natural gas transactions in unconventional fields are to give it total proceeds of $2.6 billion.

April 10, 2012

Williams Partners, Cabot to Build Marcellus Interstate Gas System

As part of its strategy to create a major natural gas supply hub in northeastern Pennsylvania, Williams Partners has formed an interstate pipeline joint venture with Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., one of the top producers in the Marcellus Shale.

February 22, 2012

Survey: Most Pennsylvanians Still Support Gas Production Tax

Pennsylvanians are increasingly in favor of imposing a severance tax on natural gas production, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Center for Opinion Research (COR) at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

September 2, 2011
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