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GAS EXPLOSION IN CHARTIERS TOWNSHIP SENDS 4 WORKERS TO HOSPITAL

December 17, 2018

On Thursday night, December 13, a MarkWest natural gas processing plant in Chartiers Township, was shut down after four workers were injured in a fire. In a statement from Marathon Petroleum (parent company to MarkWest), company representatives said that the fire began around 6:00 PM that night and described the…

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LOOKING TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR GAS, OIL, OR SHALE?

April 13, 2018

LOOKING TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR GAS, OIL, OR SHALE? THE OIL AND GAS ATTORNEYS AT GODDARD & WAGONER USE OUR RESOURCES TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOURS. The Appalachian region has always been blessed with an abundance of natural resources. Most recently, the Marcellus and Utica shale plays…

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OIL AND GAS INJURIES

February 14, 2018

The oil and gas industry is thriving in West Virginia. The Marcellus Shale formation running from New York to Tennessee covers the vast majority of West Virginia. Most companies drilling into the Marcellus Shale use a horizontal drilling technique. After drilling vertically to the depth that reaches slightly above the…

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OIL AND GAS RESOURCES

February 1, 2018

THE WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION-OFFICE OF OIL AND GAS Locate existing and permitted wells and view reported production data both from vertical wells and horizontal Marcellus wells. http://www.dep.wv.gov/oil-and-gas/Pages/default.aspx THE OHIO DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES-DIVISION OF OIL AND GAS Report emergencies and locate existing and permitted wells. This site…

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OIL AND GAS LAW

January 1, 2018

his blog is intended to provide an overview of many of the legal issues and topics that affect the mineral owner clients of Goddard & Wagoner, PLLC. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of an oil and gas attorney. If you have questions about your rights,…

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OIL AND GAS INJURIES AND DEATH IN WV

January 13, 2015

There are a lot of oil and gas operations in West Virginia. Drilling rigs are running, and permits are being filed throughout our region. As discussed in http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059986375, oil and gas deaths reached a record high in 2012. In West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, one firm is ideally situated to represent…

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OIL AND GAS INJURIES AND DEATH IN WV – DON’T BE HURT TWICE

January 8, 2015

The natural gas boom associated with the Marcellus and Utica shale has helped north central West Virginia in a lot of ways. There are good paying jobs, and hotels are filled with employees and contractors from all over the U.S. When these folks come to Harrison, Doddridge, Wetzel, or Tyler…

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OIL AND GAS LEASES IN WEST VIRGINIA – FREQENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – GODDARD & WAGONER PLLC MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU

December 31, 2014

Goddard & Wagoner PLLC has helped many mineral owners throughout north central West Virginia. We have helped oil and gas owners have leases invalidated, negotiate new leases, negotiate amendments and ratifications, and we have helped find buyers for our clients’ minerals. Whether your oil and gas is located in Doddridge,…

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DISCUSSION OF OIL AND GAS WELL EXPLOSION

May 1, 2013

The Marcellus and Utica Shale plays have been a boon to the local economy. If not carefully conducted, oil and gas drilling activities can exact a devastating toll on workers and the environment. This article discusses an oil and gas well explosion that injured several workers in Harrison County, West…

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