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Letter: Shale boom is improving US economy, reducing its dependency

Editor: The U.S. oil and natural gas industry is undergoing a rapid transformation. Just a few years ago the idea of America using supertankers to export oil around the world would have seemed preposterous. Remember all the hand-wringing over U.S. dependence on Middle East oil? Now, thanks to dramatic breakthroughs in shale technology, U.S. oil production is on track to reach historic highs, more ...

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Howard Swint: Midstream key to West Virginia's economic growth (Daily Mail)

West Virginia is at the center of a massive shift within the global energy markets that will profoundly reorder the state’s economy for generations to come. Its impact is already being realized in the natural gas industry, whereby West Virginia-based operations are now producing so much dry methane and natural gas liquids (NGLs) that they are both being exported internationally. And dependin...

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Letter: Natural gas growth wonderful news for West Virginia

Recent one-sided Gazette-Mail articles, written in partnership with the advocacy publication ProPublica, mislead readers by failing to emphasize how the region’s flourishing natural gas market benefits West Virginia: It has put thousands of local workers back to work, saved families and provided a paycheck where there wasn’t one. Regional production of cleaner-burning natural gas has a...

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