Two New Marcellus Shale Gas Wells to be Drilled Close to Morgantown, WV

Northeast Natural Energy is set to drill two new Marcellus Shale gas wells just across the river from Morgantown, WV:

West Virginia has approved plans to drill two Marcellus shale gas wells at a Morgantown industrial park.

The Dominion Post reports that Northeast Natural Energy has started preparations to drill in the Morgantown Industrial Park. The site along the Monongahela River already has conventional gas wells.

The state Department of Environmental Protection issued permits for the wells in March.

The mineral rights and property are owned by Enrout Properties LLC.*

*The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register/AP (May 6, 2011) – Gas company plans to drill near Morgantown