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Shale Crescent offers several advantages for investors

MORGANTOWN — As time goes on and natural gas industries take off in the Shale Crescent of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, more players from around the world are starting to see the potential and not just in energy production. Greg Kozera, director of marketing for Shale Crescent USA, said in the aftermath of a study on Appalachia’s natural gas resources that Japan is looking to i...

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Multi-state development efforts equate to a brighter future

West Virginia and its cities are not islands unto themselves. As they move in to the 21st century, they will find that many of their opportunities relate to crossing what have been historically inviolate territorial boundaries. This is true locally, with Charleston and Huntington working together, or regionally, with the Northern Panhandle and North Central West Virginia cooperating with the Pitts...

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Shale boom foundation for WV's new manufacturing economy

The development of the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations has been a sea change for the natural gas industry nationally. In West Virginia, its effects have been dramatic, but in reality, only represent the beginning of much bigger developments to come. The shale boom is a transformational precursor to fundamental changes which, with proper leadership and community support, will drive West Virgin...

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