West Virginia seeks bids for shale gas drilling below Ohio River

West Virginia’s Division of Natural Resources is seeking bids that would allow Utica and Marcellus shale drillers to lease access to natural gas below the Ohio River, reports Columbus Business First. The newspaper says the state agency recently placed a legal notice in the Wheeling, W.Va. Intelligencer that asks for bids to be submitted by Sept. 11. The leases would be for Wetzel, Marshall and Pleasants counties along the Ohio River. For more, read the full story.

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