Tag: State-Journal


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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State's Midstream facilities grow to meet gas production increase

It takes only a few numbers for Doddridge County Assessor David Sponaugle to see what the natural gas industry has done for the tax base there. In 2010, the total assessed valuation for Doddridge County – land, buildings, minerals, vehicles and all else – was $457,530,911, Sponaugle said. In 2017, it’s $1,386,157,147. That’s more than three times what it was seven years ago...

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Sights Still Set On an Appalachian Storage Hub

A lot has transpired in the last year since the 2016 Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference. A lot has changed. We have a new president, a new state governor and a final investment decision made on a cracker plant to be built in Monaca, Pennsylvania. But one thing has not changed: our desire and commitment to build a storage hub in the Appalachian Basin. Our quad-state region continues...

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