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Mine environmental risk grows with coal companies bankrupt

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — As more coal companies file for bankruptcy, it’s increasingly likely that taxpayers will be stuck with the very high costs of preventing abandoned mines from becoming environmental disasters. The question is not if, but when, where and how many more coal mines will close as the industry declines, analysts say. Many mines already operate at a ...

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Sourcewater – helping SWDs stay afloat in turbulent times

Among the many challenges operators face in this down-market, produced water management remains their single largest operating expense. Across the board, onshore E&P’s have significantly reduced capital investment – rig counts are down and operators have high-graded assets. Yet, while ongoing declines in the price of oil further suppress drilling and completion activity, the constant stream of produced water from ...

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Proposed West Virginia-Virginia natural gas pipeline files

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy companies have formally filed with federal regulators to build a 300-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia through southern Virginia. Mountain Valley Pipeline announced Friday it applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the pipeline from Wetzel County, West Virginia, to Pittsylvania County, located in Southside Virginia. The pipeline would deliver natural gas ...

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W. Virginia is getting a wastewater treatment complex

A Denver-based company is teaming up with Veolia Water Technologies Inc. and Veolia North America to construct a wastewater treatment complex in West Virginia. Antero Resources Corporation shared last Wednesday it will be partnering up with the two companies and designing and building a “state-of-the-art advanced wastewater treatment complex in Doddridge County, West Virginia,” states the company’s press release. The ...

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West Virginia coal mining complexes are on the market

Patriot Coal has shared its plans to sell its West Virginia mining complexes. The company, which is currently in the middle of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, announced its plans ”to file the purchase agreement with ERP Compliant Fuels LLC, a subsidiary of Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund Inc.,” which is a nonprofit organization, in federal bankruptcy court, reports the Pittsburgh ...

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W.Va. oil and gas safety panel starts work at first meeting

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A panel appointed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has started its study of safety within the oil and natural gas industry. The Oil and Natural Gas Industry Safety Commission gave a broad overview of issues during its first meeting Thursday at the Capitol. The group heard presentations on federal safety regulations, state well site safety plans, pipeline ...

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More Utica land for sale


Another company operating in the Utica Shale formation has decided to put its land on the market. Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. announced on Tuesday that it will be selling 5,210 acres of undeveloped land located in Tyler County, West Virginia.  The company’s CEO Gary Evans explained that the acreage is not in the company’s long-term drilling plans and that several ...

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FERC rejects bid for more hearings on natural gas pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will not hold additional hearings in Virginia on a 550-mile natural gas pipeline, despite the appeals of Virginia’s U.S. senators. FERC Chairman Norman C. Bay told Sens. Mark R. Warner and Timothy M. Kaine that while the additional hearings will not be scheduled, the commission would review any comments received past an ...

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Protesters target Dominion’s proposed gas pipeline


GLEN ALLEN – About 150 protesters gathered outside Dominion Virginia Power’s annual shareholders meeting Wednesday morning and accused the company of “dirty energy investments” and “dirty politics.” Many of them came on a bus from counties in the path of a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina. Dominion says the pipeline is essential for ...

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Chevron sells more Marcellus land


While continuing the process of reorganizing its operations, Chevron Corp.’s Appalachia business group is putting 11,700 Marcellus Shale acres on the market. As reported by the Pittsburgh Business Times, “According to a listing on EnergyNet, Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is accepting sealed bids on the acreage in Clearfield and northern Cambria counties until May 21.  The acreage, about 52 percent of which ...

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