The administration first proposed the rule back in 2010, when it said it would fight a resurgence of black lung disease. The Mine Safety and Health Administration held seven public hearings, extended the comment period three times, and got around 2,000 pages of comments. It took 3 ½ years for the rule to be finalized.
Patriot Coal issued warnings that it could lay off employees at its Wells mining complex near Wharton and its Corridor G complex near
The project still needs to obtain state and federal approvals to develop and build the plant, but organizers anticipate construction to begin in 2015 and operations to begin by 2018.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Office of Oil and Gas have issued violation notices to Antero Resources.
After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit the drilling process known as fracking.
The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University is wrapping up a year of connecting hands-on activities to elementary, middle and high school students.
The amount of coal moved on waterways in West Virginia was down in the first quarter of this year, continuing a long-term trend.
The Richmond-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month as it faced challenges from the weak economy, environmental regulations and competition from natural gas.
A new report released April 17 tracks the financiers of coal companies.
Shell has an option to purchase a 300-acre industrial site on the Ohio River from Horsehead Corp., and demolition of a zinc factory that was there has already begun. But a Shell manager stressed that's no guarantee the multibillion-dollar plant will be built.
The donation will go toward renovation of the hospital's chapel along with the renovation of a wing of the hospital to become a new skilled nursing facility.
About four years ago, Chris Swiger set out to build his dream home on the land that has been in his family for decades. But now the product of that dream is literally sinking into the ground.
But Shell spokeswoman Kimberly Windon said there's still no guarantee that the project will be built.
Noble Energy has announced that Charles D. Davidson, its chairman and CEO since 2000, plans to retire May 1, 2015.
The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, along with several state and environmental agencies from Pennsylvania through Illinois, is looking for volunteers for the 25th annual River Sweep.
An industry push to allow pooling in natural gas-rich shale formations died in the recently concluded sessions of the state Legislature, but supporters vow to try again.
Production at Antero's Marsden Well Pad in Doddridge County has been shut down following a production tank rupture Friday morning.
Consol Energy's natural gas production is up.
Wetzel County has always been a producer of natural gas, but a boom in the Marcellus Shale gas shale drilling really put it on the map for the Mountain State.
Some of the best things about Tygart Lake are its beauty, the relaxation it offers, and the weekend getaways it offers. But officials are concerned an upcoming project at a nearby mine could change things.
Dow Chemical's David Bem will deliver the 2014 Dow Chemical Company/WVU Chemical Engineering Seminar, "The Shale Gale is Blowing: Plotting a Course that Avoids the Shoals and Rocks," at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 11 in the Grand Hall of the Art Museum of West Virginia University.
James River Coal Company announced April 7 the company and its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization.
Sean A. Chase, 31, of Spencer, a coal miner who claimed to be foreman but wasn't, has been charged with falsifying safety records at an Ohio County coal mine.
Moundsville Police responded to a pipeline explosion Saturday morning in Marshall County.
David Bem, vice president of research and development with The Dow Chemical Company will deliver the 2014 Dow Chemical Company/WVU Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Arch Coal Inc. was selected among the nation's top users of business technology as part of the 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Cenergy, LLC has been named the 2013 Construction Company of the Year for the Northeast Region by the Oil & Gas Awards.
Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship released a documentary titled Upper Big Branch: Never Again on March 31
The price of oil was little changed above $101 a barrel Monday as markets kept on eye on talks between the U.S. and Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.
The $5 million project is expected to be completed before the year's end. It includes three phases, and all the work will occur on existing right of way.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will announce Wednesday afternoon a new program offered in West Virginia to cater to the state's petroleum and natural gas boom.
Murray Energy has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what it describes as EPA's "illegal promulgation of senseless and destructive regulations, with absolutely no regard for their job and family destruction."
A new report released by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration indicates a mining company tried to expand a Harrison County coal-slurry impoundment faster than was considered to be safe.