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Region Tops In Drilling Output

Marcellus Shale producing most natural gas in U.S.

April 25, 2013

MORGANTOWN — Because of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, the vast Marcellus Shale formation is now the most prolific producing region of natural gas in the United States....

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Apr-25-13 1:47 PM

mikeyd, there is profit to be made in every stage of production. Extracting the resources, refining them, using them to produce a finished product, and sales of the product. Unfortunately, with its business unfriendly legal environment, its unpredictable environmental restrictions, and its punitive taxes, WV is such a he11 hole for business that companies prefer to get those raw materials across the state line as quickly as possible and the largest share of the profit is made elsewhere. All the result of a century of corrupt liberal state government. Elect a conservative government that will enact lawsuit reform, reasonable stable environmental laws, and lower taxes on businesses and business will begin to flourish here. Keep electing Democrits and remain buckwild.

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Apr-25-13 11:32 AM

how is it that we have so many desirable natural resources yet we are about the poorest state in the country?

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Apr-25-13 11:03 AM

Exports are a GOOD thing. Ship and sell OV gas overseas, bring dollars money back to America, as opposed to always shipping in foreign goods from overseas and sending American dollars out. America has a huge trade imbalance – those of you who complain that everything sold in America is made in China should understand that - and exporting OV gas would help reduce that imbalance.

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Apr-25-13 10:43 AM

So this is as good as it gets?

WV is still 51st of the 50 states :)!

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Apr-25-13 10:22 AM

You just knew it wouldn't be long before the big money guys started talking about exporting the gas to cheap labor countries.

There goes that "advantage" they are talking about in the article. If they can get away with shipping it overseas, only the super rich will benefit from it as usual.

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Apr-25-13 8:29 AM

And sorry for the misspellings. I was typing fast. I cannot be TAXED ANYMORE!!!!

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Apr-25-13 8:28 AM

If this is the CASE, and I'm going to take his word for it, STOP asking the taxpayers of Eastern Ohio to pay $10 extra for license plates to fix the roads. They have all these big trucks on the roads. Not only that they are bustin windshields with the rocks the trucks throw out and everything. I'm tired of everyone talking about the poor on welfare when these gas companies are the biggest welfare reciients. Let them pay to fix the roads!!!!

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Apr-25-13 8:11 AM

they are only making money because of residents will have to pay to clean this mess up later.are the coal companies protected by haliburton?the steel mills?the power plants?etc.

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Apr-25-13 7:55 AM

There IS a lot of gas there. It just has to be fracked repeatedly over the life of the well. Not a big deal unless the enviro's keep making a fuss.

"We have the ability to drill horizontally and hit a target the size of a tennis ball a mile away"

Although I appreciate his enthusiasm for drilling, I have to call BS on that one. I've geosteered gas rigs several times with state of the art bits. Maybe a target the size of a garage door if your good....

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Apr-25-13 7:07 AM

Must be a mistake. The anti-gas loons keep telling us there's just not that much gas here.

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Apr-25-13 6:57 AM

and the royalties are rolling in[nobody that i know of].

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