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Teachers educated on oil, gas industry

June 20, 2014 A group of 40 teachers across the state participated in an Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) Science Teacher Workshop Thursday, touring sites involved in the oil and gas industry. more »»

Oil, gas lease for city still possible

May 22, 2014 Although no bids were received from oil and gas entities to lease up to 95 acres of property from the city of Marietta, one local company says it would still be interested in leasing some of that... more »»

Shale’s financial impact

April 26, 2014 A discussion Friday morning was aimed at informing the public and local business owners about the shale boom predicted to hit the area in the next few years and how local lease holders can benefit. more »»

Green Valley merger called a plus

April 23, 2014 Come September the Green Valley Co-op, headquartered in Marietta, will merge with Agland Co-op Inc., based in New Philadelphia, under the Agland name. The Sept. more »»

Lawyers explain pipeline issues for Warren Twp.

April 21, 2014 About 25 people learned more about potential Warren Township pipeline issues Saturday in a program conducted and organized by a pair of Columbus attorneys. more »»

Watershed to reduce assessment

April 19, 2014 A controversial property assessment that has been paid by area residents for the last five years will be reduced in 2015, thanks to revenues generated by shale oil and gas industry leases from the... more »»

Region’s future rides on oil & gas tax decision

March 29, 2014 Gov. John Kasich’s plan to drill into Ohio’s gas and oil industry for new revenue remains controversial. more »»

Wood Co. ‘cracker’ plant moving ahead

March 27, 2014 CHARLESTON W.Va. more »»

Hess Corp. gives $15K grant to MC

March 25, 2014 Marietta College recently received a $15,000 grant from the Hess Corp. in support of the Department of Petroleum Engineering & Geolog. more »»

Federal tax reforms shouldn’t hurt jobs

March 22, 2014 In the spirit of reexamining and redirecting efforts at the federal level to improve our economy, and with all the recent talk in Washington about reforming our tax code, I would like to suggest a... more »»

Council vote may come soon on city’s oil, gas deal

February 27, 2014 Marietta City Council could vote as early as next week to advertise for bids to lease up to 95 acres of city property to oil and gas interests, according to an announcement during Wednesday's lands,... more »»

Bumpy roads

February 26, 2014 The brutal winter hasn't been kind to local roadways which have been through several cycles of freezing and thawing this year, causing pavement edges to crumble and creating thousands of potholes. more »»

Oil/gas waste

February 5, 2014 BELPRE — An area company's plans to handle naturally-occurring radioactive waste that may be produced at shale oil and gas drilling sites has generated some concern from a local environmental group. more »»

Use of big data drives demand for electricity

February 1, 2014 Nothing is transforming oil and gas production operations today more than the use of “big dat. more »»

Eastern Ohio leads state in gas production

January 9, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — In Belmont County, there are natural gas wells nicknamed “Big Foot” and “Blue Thunder,” along with a “monster” lurking deep within the area known as Egypt Valley. more »»

Ethane cracker plant a major coup for Wood County

November 15, 2013 PARKERSBURG — The proposed development of a new petrochemical complex - the ethane cracker plant - in Wood County will be a game changer for the entire state of West Virginia, the governor said... more »»

MNW Energy opens new office on Pike Street

November 4, 2013 MNW Energy LLC (MNW) announces the opening of its new office at 353 Pike St., Marietta. MNW is a local company formed to promote leasing and drilling activity in the Appalachian Basin. more »»

EPA OKs more time to report on hazardous fracking materials

November 2, 2013 The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has granted companies a one-month extension to submit information about hazardous chemicals used and stored at oil and gas drilling locations to local... more »»

Drilling industry creates housing demand locally

October 21, 2013 PARKERSBURG — The local housing industry has been impacted as the Mid-Ohio Valley experiences a resurgence in the energy market because of drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields. more »»

Oil, gas companies must report any hazardous materials

October 5, 2013 People who live near Washington County’s oil and gas drilling operations might be alarmed with what they might find on site. As of Sept. more »»



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