Weirton, WV Slaps 6% Tax on Shale Drilling October 22, 2012 Brooke County, Hancock County, Hydraulic Fracturing, Industrywide Issues, Taxation, West Virginia Somehow this one slipped by the MDN radar a few weeks ago. On Oct. 9, the city of Weirton, WV voted to slap a 6% business and occupation (B&O) tax on natural gas drilling in the city: Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!) Related Post navigation Chesapeake Pulls Request to Drill Near Wheeling Park HighEIA Backpedals on Lowball Estimates of Marcellus Reserves You do not have permission to view the comments. Click here to cancel reply. Please Login to post a comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email.