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West Virginia officials push for Marcellus permit fee hike

February 12, 2011

Permit fees for industry to drill the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia may be increasing as the State finds a $1 million shortfall for keeping up with staffing and regulation to manage the natural gas rush.  The permit fees are currently $650 per but are being proposed to increase to $10,000 per.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the oil and gas industry is objecting.

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