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West Virginia: Natural gas could take place of coal

Friday, November 28, 2014 by

West Virginia’s coal industry is waning according to decreased production reports since its peak in 2008

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U.S. shale influences OPEC oil demand, prices

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by

OPEC’s Nov. 27 meeting will focus on curbing oil production among world’s leading producers.

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Putting drillpipe in a wellbore when pressure is contained. During this process the blowout preventers (BOPs) are closed.

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Study looks at impact of shale activity on population, social and economic changes

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by

The study looked at data from 2000 to 2010 and focused on consistencies between growing Marcellus Shale development and changes in four Pennsylvania counties.

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Shale gas provides largest share of U.S. natural gas production in 2013

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by

Total U.S. natural gas gross withdrawals reached a new high at 82 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2013, with shale gas wells becoming the largest source of total natural gas production.

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Fracking companies bring lawsuits over drilling bans

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by

Five Ohio cities have banned fracking, but it is up to state legislature to make those decisions.

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Trumbull County lawsuit: A notary has to be present when signing a gas lease

Monday, November 24, 2014 by

In the consolidated case, the landowners asked the court to rule that the leases were invalid because each of them was signed without a notary present.

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