By October 15, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia natural gas industry sees steady production

By HEATHER ZIEGLER

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

WHEELING, W.Va.  — A report says consumers are the winners with lower natural gas prices.

“Powering West Virginia” by the Consumer Energy Alliance says the natural gas industry has realized relatively steady production and even job growth as opposed to the downturn in the coal industry in 2012.

Chris Ventura, executive director of the alliance, said the alliance’s latest report said natural gas cost consumers $10 per mcf or 1,000 cubic feet in 2006 compared to $4 per mcf today.

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