Kevin DiGregorio: WV shale boom a marathon, not a sprint (Daily Mail)

A June 26 article in The Wall Street Journal has created a bit of a buzz in some circles in West Virginia. The headline and subheadline say it all, perhaps. The headline? “The Shale Revolution’s Staggering Impact in Just One Word: Plastics.” And the subhead? “Petrochemicals, once simply a cheap byproduct, are powering a U.S. manufacturing boom and export bonanza.” Of ...

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Tom Dunn Energy Leadership Academy promotes energy industry

BUCKHANNON — The Tom Dunn Energy Leadership Academy was founded in 2012 by the Independent Oil and Gas Association in order to teach students from across West Virginia about the energy industry. Now in its sixth year, the academy aims to inform students that the energy industry is prevalent in their state and that there are job opportunities available to them. This year the academy, which is...

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Oil and gas officials are confident in the industry's bright future

CLARKSBURG — Oil and gas officials continue to be optimistic about the industry’s future in West Virginia. Scott Freshwater, president of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, said although the price of natural gas in the Appalachian basin is discounted right now because there’s such an oversupply, there are factors that could boost the price. “Whenever ...

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