Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Wells Number More than 3,300 in W.Va.

WHEELING — There currently are more than 3,300 completed natural gas wells in West Virginia, according to data from the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey.

More than 900 of those completed wells are in the Northern Panhandle, from Tyler to Hancock counties.

Nearly 700 additional Northern Panhandle wells already have been permitted for drilling. Statewide, there are 1,600 permitted wells.

The map shown below is interactive, and contains data including the well operator’s name, the surface owner, mineral owner, county, and production data. Click on each map tab to find out more information.