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Fracking near W.Va. chemical plant on hold

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Houston company’s plans to drill for natural gas near a Marshall County chemical plant are on hold. A Marshall County circuit judge late last week issued a temporary restraining order blocking gas drilling, or fracking, by Gastar Exploration Inc. near Axiall Corp.’s chemical manufacturing plant at Natrium. A full hearing on the matter is scheduled for ...

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W. Va. accepts bids to drill beneath Ohio River

In an attempt to combat a possible budget shortfall next year, West Virginia officials have begun accepting bids from oil and gas companies to drill underneath a portion of the Ohio River, according to a recent report by RigZone. The proposed area lies about a mile beneath a 14-mile-long section of the Ohio River. Four separate bids have been received ...

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