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Records show Chevron buying Marcellus acres in W.Va.

Sep. 20, 2011 @ 10:00 PM

WHEELING, W.Va. — Ohio County records show that Chevron Corp. has acquired about 4,400 acres in the Marcellus shale field in the Northern Panhandle county.

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register says records in the Ohio County Clerk’s Office show Chevron has taken over about 170 individual leases from AB Resources. The acreage is primarily near West Liberty and Triadelphia.

Chevron spokesman Russell Johnson told the newspaper that the company hasn’t announced any transactions related to AB Resources.

The mile-deep Marcellus reserve is considered one of the world’s largest natural gas fields.

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