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New report shows top lenders to coal companies

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A new report released April 17 tracks the financiers of coal companies.


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200 at meeting on Pennsylvania Shell plant plans

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Shell has an option to purchase a 300-acre industrial site on the Ohio River from Horsehead Corp., and demolition of a zinc factory that was there has already begun. But a Shell manager stressed that's no guarantee the multibillion-dollar plant will be built. More>>

FirstEnergy presents donation to St. Joseph's Foundation of Buckhannon

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The donation will go toward renovation of the hospital's chapel along with the renovation of a wing of the hospital to become a new skilled nursing facility. More>>

Lumberport Man Seeks DEP Assistance After Mine Drainage Damages Home Video included

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About four years ago, Chris Swiger set out to build his dream home on the land that has been in his family for decades. But now the product of that dream is literally sinking into the ground. More>>

Shell to discuss shale gas plant proposal

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But Shell spokeswoman Kimberly Windon said there's still no guarantee that the project will be built. More>>

Noble Energy announces upcoming management change

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Noble Energy has announced that Charles D. Davidson, its chairman and CEO since 2000, plans to retire May 1, 2015. More>>

River sweep volunteers needed

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The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, along with several state and environmental agencies from Pennsylvania through Illinois, is looking for volunteers for the 25th annual River Sweep. More>>

Industry to push again for pooling in natural gas shales

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An industry push to allow pooling in natural gas-rich shale formations died in the recently concluded sessions of the state Legislature, but supporters vow to try again. More>>

WV DEP Shuts Down Antero Site in Doddridge County Following Tank Rupture

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Production at Antero's Marsden Well Pad in Doddridge County has been shut down following a production tank rupture Friday morning. More>>

Consol Energy Gas production hits record high

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Consol Energy's natural gas production is up. More>>

Marcellus Shale impact still large in Wetzel Co.

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Wetzel County has always been a producer of natural gas, but a boom in the Marcellus Shale gas shale drilling really put it on the map for the Mountain State. More>>

Taylor County Residents Voice Concerns About New Mine Shaft Near State Park

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Some of the best things about Tygart Lake are its beauty, the relaxation it offers, and the weekend getaways it offers. But officials are concerned an upcoming project at a nearby mine could change things. More>>

Dow Chemical's Bem to discuss 'Shale Gale' challenges at WVU seminar

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Dow Chemical's David Bem will deliver the 2014 Dow Chemical Company/WVU Chemical Engineering Seminar, "The Shale Gale is Blowing: Plotting a Course that Avoids the Shoals and Rocks," at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 11 in the Grand Hall of the Art Museum of West Virginia University. More>>

James River Coal Files Bankruptcy

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James River Coal Company announced April 7 the company and its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization. More>>

Ohio County miner indicted on 29 counts of falsifying safety records

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Sean A. Chase, 31, of Spencer, a coal miner who claimed to be foreman but wasn't, has been charged with falsifying safety records at an Ohio County coal mine.

 
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Marshall County Pipeline Explosion Results in Fire Video included

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Moundsville Police responded to a pipeline explosion Saturday morning in Marshall County. More>>

Dow Chemical Company/WVU Chemical Engineering Seminar April 11

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David Bem, vice president of research and development with The Dow Chemical Company will deliver the 2014 Dow Chemical Company/WVU Chemical Engineering Seminar.


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Arch Coal one of InformationWeek Elite 100 as Business Technology Innovator

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Arch Coal Inc. was selected among the nation's top users of business technology as part of the 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100. More>>

Cenergy honored by Oil and Gas Awards

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Cenergy, LLC has been named the 2013 Construction Company of the Year for the Northeast Region by the Oil & Gas Awards. More>>

Upper Big Branch 'documentary' released by Blankenship

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Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship released a documentary titled Upper Big Branch: Never Again on March 31 More>>

Oil steady above $101 after US-Russia talks

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The price of oil was little changed above $101 a barrel Monday as markets kept on eye on talks between the U.S. and Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

Mon Power installing new conductors near Morgantown

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The $5 million project is expected to be completed before the year's end. It includes three phases, and all the work will occur on existing right of way. More>>

Noble Energy to invest $250,000 in college program

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will announce Wednesday afternoon a new program offered in West Virginia to cater to the state's petroleum and natural gas boom.


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Murray Energy asks courts to force US EPA to look at job losses resulting from regulatory decisions

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Murray Energy has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what it describes as EPA's "illegal promulgation of senseless and destructive regulations, with absolutely no regard for their job and family destruction." More>>

American railroads report coal loadings up

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Overall, the nation's railroads reported 114,142 coal car loadings for the week ending March 15, up 2.5 percent from a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads. More>>

Groups seek common severance tax in 3 states

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Public policy groups in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio are asking the governors of the three states to adopt a common rate for their severance taxes on gas and oil. More>>

Cliffs Natural Resources makes donations

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced March 13 it will make a total of $181,000 in donations in 2014 through its charitable giving arm, the Cliffs Foundation. More>>

MSHA Cites Company in November 2012 Coal Slurry Death

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A new report released by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration indicates a mining company tried to expand a Harrison County coal-slurry impoundment faster than was considered to be safe. More>>

Consol promotes Nicholas DeIuliis to president and CEO

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Consol Energy announced March 21 its president, Nicholas J. DeIuiis, will be promoted to president and CEO. More>>

Chesapeake, Encana arraigned in Michigan on antitrust charges

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Chesapeake and Encana representatives were arraigned in Michigan Wednesday, March 19, for allegedly trying to rig bids for leasing rights to properties in the state's Collingwood/Utica shale play. More>>

Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

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An Associated Press story first questioned whether North Carolina regulators had helped shield Duke from a coalition of environmental groups that wanted to sue under the U.S. Clean Water Act to force the company to clean up its coal ash pollution. More>>