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Value of utility property grows in WV

Assessed value of all property owned by public utilities in the state grew by $530 million to $10.04 billion in the past year, as Marcellus Shale counties continued to see major investments while southern coalfield counties suffered severe losses, according to a report Tuesday to the Board of Public Works. “The Marcellus counties are getting richer, and the southern coal ...

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Pipeline fire at drilling pad in Tyler County investigated


MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va.— State regulators are investigating a pipeline fire at a drilling pad in Tyler County. The fire occurred early Friday at Jay Bee Oil & Gas’ Gorby Marcellus Shale drilling pad in the Big Run area. West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Jake Glance says there was a rupture in the natural gas pipeline on the pad. He ...

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Magnum Hunter is doing more than just paying its lenders back

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Magnum Hunter Resources Corp., a major player in the Utica Shale formation, has plans to not only pay back its lenders, but also to sell its gas pipeline subsidiary. Earlier this week, Magnum Hunter shared it needs to raise $65 million in order to pay back its lenders.  The company has until July 10th, which its second deadline, to raise ...

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Utica and Marcellus well activity in Ohio


Activity in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations in Ohio have seen some changes compared to last week’s well activity update, and so has one company’s plans in the Utica Shale formation. Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. has decide to sell 5,210 acres of undeveloped land in the Utica Shale formation.  The land, which is worth about $41 million, is located ...

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More Utica land for sale


Another company operating in the Utica Shale formation has decided to put its land on the market. Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. announced on Tuesday that it will be selling 5,210 acres of undeveloped land located in Tyler County, West Virginia.  The company’s CEO Gary Evans explained that the acreage is not in the company’s long-term drilling plans and that several ...

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OSHA investigating Tyler gas-well death

Federal officials are continuing to investigate the death last week of a contract employee at an Antero Resources natural gas operation in Tyler County. U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators were still on-site this week at the operation, where contract employee Ryan Dunn was killed on Nov. 29, said OSHA spokeswoman Leni Uddyback-Fortson. Uddyback-Fortson said that Dunn was killed ...

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W.Va. to open bids on wildlife land fracking

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia officials are unveiling offers to frack under wildlife conservation land in Tyler County. On Friday in Charleston, the state Department of Commerce will publicly open bids for oil and natural gas rights under Conaway Run Wildlife Management Area. The bid deadline on the 518 acres was Thursday. A 20-percent royalty on what’s extracted is required. ...

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BRIEF: Tyler gas well fire reported out

ALMA, W.Va. — A fire overnight at a Tyler County natural gas well is reported to be out, according to information the well owner provided to state emergency response and environmental officials. Noble Energy Inc. said that the fire occurred at about 10 p.m. Wednesday at its Shirley One Pad outside Centerville, according to a report phoned in to the ...

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Company reports record-setting Utica well for natural gas in West Virginia’s Tyler County


A well in northern West Virginia has become the biggest producer of Utica shale gas in the region that includes Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, its Texas-based operator has reported. The so-called Stewart Winland 1300U well, in Tyler County, also is among the biggest-producing shale wells in the United States, according to Magnum Hunter Resources of Houston. Well production began last ...

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Texas oil rig blowout shoots oil and gas for 12 hours in Tyler County

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ A drilling rig in Tyler County ruptured early Monday morning due to high pressure, sending oil and gas shooting into the air for approximately 12 hours. The spill happened around 1 a.m. and leaked into tributary creeks that feed into the Neches River. Oil containment booms were placed at the site to collect the oil that had ...

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