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This story was updated at 11:15 a.m. on 10/4/18

Lawyers representing a handful of Harrison County landowners in an upcoming case set to be heard by the West Virginia Supreme Court are asking Justice Jenkins to recuse himself.

In the motion filed Tuesday, attorneys for the landowners argue Jenkins should remove himself from an an upcoming appeals case because of a potential conflict of interest.

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Environmentalists have reached an agreement with Antero Treatment that calls for monitoring for radioactivity and bromide around its landfill in northern West Virginia that takes the waste from recycled groundwater used in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

It settles an appeal by the West Virginia Rivers Coalition and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy of the state permit for the landfill, which takes salt byproducts from Antero’s adjacent wastewater recycling facility. Both are located on 447 acres in Ritchie and Doddridge counties.

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West Virginia environmental officials have proposed a $93,000 fine on an Antero Resources natural gas company for polluting waterways.

In a consent order, state Department of Environmental Protection and Antero Midstream LLC agreed earlier this month on the proposed fines for northern West Virginia pipeline activity.

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State regulators say four Antero Resources natural gas wells in Doddridge County will remain idle while investigators examine a recent fire.

Department of Environmental Protection Kelly Gillenwater tells The Exponent Telegram that there were no injuries from the early Thursday fire, and no material appears to have spilled outside the containment area at the site near West Union, about 75 miles south of Wheeling.

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Antero plans to build a plant in Doddridge County that will treat wastewater from natural gas drilling.

Vice president of finance and administration Al Schopp says construction is expected to begin sometime during the first quarter of 2016.

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This week plans for a new, almost $300 million wastewater facility were shared for the first time with community members in Doddridge County. Antero Resources announced intentions earlier this summer to build the facility, which will process and recycle wastewater produced from its natural gas drilling operations in the region.


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Antero Resources, an oil and gas company that operates in north central West Virginia, has announced intentions to build a wastewater treatment complex in Doddridge County to support its hydraulic fracturing efforts.

Antero signed an agreement with Veolia Water Technologies to build the facility. The company anticipates the complex with be able to treat 60,000 barrels of water per day.

The $275 million facility located off of Route 50 on Gum Run Rd. will allow Antero to clean flowback water used in the fracking process enough that it can be reused on other wells rather than disposed of in an injection well.

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Companies have bid millions of dollars to drill for oil and natural gas beneath several state-owned lands in West Virginia.

On Friday, the state Department of Commerce opened bids for Marcellus shale fracking under several tracts of land.

Antero ResourceFish s bid about $8,100 per acre, or $2.3 million total, for mineral rights under Jug Wildlife Management Area in Tyler County. Jay-Bee Production Company bid between $5,000 and about $16,300 per acre for different parts of the same land.

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Antero Resources plans to lay off more than 250 contract land brokers and focus on drilling.

Regional vice president Al Schopp tells The Exponent Telegram that the layoffs won't affect Antero's employees.

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In September, drilling for shale gas in Doddridge Country went wrong when operators accidentally drilled into one of their own wells that was engaged in production. West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection confirmed late last week that the accident contaminated water wells.

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Drilling for shale gas went wrong last week when operators accidentally drilled into one of their own wells that was engaged in production. The result is possibly contaminated drinking water from at least 12 homes.

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MarkWest Energy Partners says it will expand two cryogenic gas processing complexes in West Virginia.

Denver-based MarkWest says in a news release that it plans to construct two new natural gas processing plants, one at the Sherwood complex in Doddridge County and one at the Mobley complex in Wetzel County.

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 Antero Resources can resume operations at two drilling sites where water storage tanks ruptured recently.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has lifted orders requiring Antero to cease operations at the well pad sites in Doddridge and Harrison counties.

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State regulators are investigating the rupture of two water tanks at an Antero Resources well pad in Doddridge County.

The Department of Environmental Protection says its inspectors believe the rupture was caused by a buildup of pressure in the tanks.

The rupture occurred Friday at Antero's Marsden well pad. No injuries were reported.

Antero chief administration officer Alvyn Schopp tells The Exponent Telegram that the tanks are used to hold water that's separated from gas extracted at the drilling site.

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Antero Resources says it will be the anchor ethane supplier for a proposed cracker plant in West Virginia.
 
Antero announced an agreement on Wednesday to provide 30,000 barrels of ethane a day to the plant, if it's built.
 
Brazilian petrochemical giant Odebrecht is exploring the possibility of building the ethane cracker and three polyethylene plants in Wood County. The complex would be known as Ascent, which stands for Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise.