W.Va. Company Starts 7th Marcellus Shale Well

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St. Marys, W.Va. (AP) -- Trans Energy Inc. says it's started drilling its seventh natural gas well in the marcellus shale.

The St. Marys-based company said Monday the new well is in Marshall County, where it has completed three others in 2010.

President John G. Corp says trans energy is transition from exploration to development of its northern West Virginia shale holdings.

The vast, mile-deep natural gas reserve stretches beneath most of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and portions of Ohio.

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