Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Legal, Property, Environmental Issues Looming For State's Natural Gas Industry

An article in today's Charleston Daily Mail highlights a variety of legal, property and environmental issues that may be on the horizon for the state's natural gas industry. Leaders for environmental and surface owner groups are quoted. Click to read article.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

State DEP Officials Respond To Lawmakers On Natural Gas Drilling Issues

Lawmakers again discussed issues of concern about natural gas drilling when they met earlier this week for a interim committee meeting in Charleston. DEP officials responded to questions about naturally occurring radioactive materials and water well contamination. State regulatory officials say they haven't come across any major problems with either issue. DEP Secretary Randy Huffman noted that the current level of drilling activity is not overtaxing this inspectors. He noted -- "I'd say we're holding on, but I'd say that it's a pace that's difficult to maintain over the long haul."

Click to read story by the Associated Press.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Companies Exploring Investing In Ethane Cracker Plant In W.Va., Task Force Told

Acting Governor Tomblin's Marcellus to Manufacturing Task Force met for its first full meeting yesterday and discussed efforts to attract investments in ethane cracking facilities in West Virginia. Provided are articles on the meeting:

"Four Companies Consider Ethane Cracker" - click to read

"Official says Bayer moving toward W.Va. natural gas facility" - click to read

"Task force eyes ethane 'cracker' plant" - click to read

"W.Va. begins look at Marcellus offshoot project" - click to read