Tag: natural-gas


Consumer Energy Alliance Report: Shale Industry Has Energized West Virginia

WHEELING — This week, Chris Ventura, executive director of the Alliance, said the consumer advocate organization’s latest report, “Powering West Virginia,” shows Mountain State energy consumers are the winners when it comes to lower natural gas prices. Ventura said in 2006, natural gas cost consumers $10 per mcf or 1,000 cubic feet. Today, that figure is $4 per mcf, accordi...

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Finance Chairmen: Natural Gas Severance Taxes Too Volatile to Properly Fund PEIA

MEMBER'S PRESS RELEASE Release date: 06/27/2018 Contact: Jared Hunt at (304) 340-3323 Craig Blair Eric Nelson Finance Chairmen: Natural Gas Severance Taxes Too Volatile to Properly Fund PEIA CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Chairmen of the Legislature’s two Finance Committees today said increasing severance taxes on natural gas would be the wrong way to properly fund the Public Employees Ins...

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Shale Crescent USA Wants to Rebrand Region

WHEELING — The area has been known by many names — the Upper Ohio Valley, Appalachia, the Rust Belt and Coal Country — in the past, but one organization hopes to rebrand the region in a way that will help it capitalize on its natural gas and other petrochemical reserves. Greg Kozera wants residents, community leaders and businesses to start using the term “Shale Crescent&rd...

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