WV now a Top 10 natural gas producer - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

WV now a Top 10 natural gas producer

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.

West Virginia became one of the 10 largest U.S. producers of natural gas for the first time in 2012, moving up from the 11th spot a year earlier, according to a report issued Dec. 17 by the Energy Information Administration.

Texas and Louisiana remained in the top two spots, but Pennsylvania moved up from seventh to third in the rankings, mainly because of production in the Marcellus Shale region.

Other regions rounding out the top 10, in order, were: Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado, federal offshore,  New Mexico and Arkansas.

The EIA said Pennsylvania could pass Louisiana on the list when final numbers from 2013 are available.

Production numbers included natural gas liquids.

West Virginia was a net producer of natural gas last year. It produced about 539.9 trillion cubic feet of gas while consuming about 129.6 Tcf. It also produced about 10.9 Tcf of natural gas liquids.