Photographs of Marcellus Activities in the Northern Panhandle of WV

by Duane Nichols on March 17, 2012


NEW Photos are presented from the Marcellus Shale areas of northern West Virginia, primarly Wetzel and Marshall counties. These aerial views give you an idea of what it is like where natural gas and its by-products are produced on the mountainous terrain in and around Wetzel and Marshall counties in WV.  Shown are aerial photos of fracking, wastewater impoundments, compressor stations, and active drilling operations, as well as newly excavated drilling pads and completed Marcellus shale wells.


These new photographs taken in the northern panhandle of West Virginia show gas drilling and production from a birdseye view.   Drilling locations, frack water impoundments, compressor stations, gas processing and pipelines are shown.  Locations are in Brooke, Ohio and/or Marshall County.  Thus, the West Virginia shale gas play can be viewed from the air.


The Wetzel County Action Group has a web-site with photographs.  Their Mission is as follows:  The Wetzel County Action Group supports economic development for the county and state; and works to insure that economic development does not negatively impact the safety, economic interests, and quality of life of the Citizens of Wetzel County. The photographs on their web site are for the time period starting on February 12, 2009.


Acknowledgement and Credit:  The links above are to photographs and information prepared via the hard work of those involved with and the Wetzel County Action Group (, and they are to get all the credit.

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