Do you realize that the Mid-Ohio Valley, including West Virginia, is sitting on one of the largest oil and gas plays in the world? The opportunities on the horizon for the children of WV are truly exciting. Our area has some of the best resources, best waterways, good highways, great people, tremendous international export opportunities, and easy access to half of the population of the US.
Morgantown, West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Jeffery Robinette has been selected from 2014-2018 as a Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiff.
Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and the transmission of compressed natural gas is the inevitable wave of the future of West Virginia. We cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits, however, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm to human health and the environment in the drilling and fracking process, pipeline construction, and transmission of the compressed natural gas to distant markets.
Company Ordered to pay for damage from Natural Gas Extraction in Three WV Counties
Horizontal hydraulic fracturing has increased at breakneck speed in WV during the past three to four years. For this reason, we are just now seeing verdicts and settlements related to damages to people and contamination of their land which have been linked to fracking operations.
Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas Export Facility Project Approved
Dominion Energy approved the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order for the Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. This order includes 79 safety and environmental regulations, and on September 30, 2014 Dominion Energy accepted all the commission's safety provisions.
Water Contamination by Natural Gas Drilling Operations, Audits Reveal Violations at 15 Sites
Natural gas producer Trans Energy reached a settlement with federal and state regulators over polluting streams and wetlands in Marion, Wetzel and Marshall counties.
Dominion Resources Estimates Cost of Pipeline Construction will be Five Billion Dollars
Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the abundant supplies of natural gas being produced in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of accidents, and this type of impact can do serious damage to both the vehicles, the drivers, and the passengers inside. Rear end collisions typically occur at intersections or in heavy traffic where one car is stopped or slowed and another comes up behind it and is unable to stop in time. In most cases, the driver of the trailing car is at fault.
Problems with Water Quality Contamination near Gas and Oil Drilling Sites
The oil and gas industry in West Virginia was significant in our past and is vital to our future. Presently, the state of West Virginia is anticipating tremendous economic growth as the oil and gas industry develops. Not only are thousands of jobs being created, this homegrown energy could possibly eliminate some, if not all, of our dependence on other countries for our energy needs which may increase our national security. This natural gas resurgence could also be leveraged for the chemical and manufacturing industry in our state and exported globally in its liquefied form (LNG). Oil and gas fever is burning again.