James Pritt: WV needs to keep up with Ohio, Pennsylvania gas industries

West Virginia is a beautiful state, and for all of us that chose to live and work here, we would agree that West Virginia is a wonderful place to raise a family. However, the next generation of West Virginians we are raising may not agree. West Virginia is facing an outward migration of talent. Our best and brightest are leaving our state for more lucrative careers and opportunities elsewhere. Our...

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Industry update shines positive light on future of oil, natural gas, and energy

BRIDGEPORT — Business professionals gathered Friday morning for 2017’s last Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Business@Breakfast to hear what is happening in the oil and natural gas and energy industries in West Virginia. Speakers were Dennis Xander, president of Denex Petroleum and former president of the Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia, and Bob Orndorff, West...

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Oil and gas industry thriving in Doddridge County

WEST UNION — Doddridge County has been and will continue to be one of the leading counties in terms of natural gas production and natural gas operations in West Virginia. That’s according to Marc Monteleone, president of the West Virginia Independent Oil and Gas Association. “The production companies continue to drill Marcellus wells in Doddridge County, so production numbers sho...

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