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Natural Gas in West Virginia

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James D. Sisler
James D. Sisler
Morgantown, West Virginia
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R. C. Tucker
R. C. Tucker
Morgantown, West Virginia
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Published:
January 01, 1935

Abstract

The gas fields of West Virginia are part of the Appalachian or Eastern gas field, continuous with the fields of Pennsylvania on the north, Kentucky on the south, and Ohio on the west. Modes of occurrence and accumulation are similar and the producing horizons are common to those in adjoining states. Gas is produced from rocks of Pennsylvanian, Mississippian, and Devonian age, principally sandstones, limestones, and shales. The fields are west of the Allegheny Front and are related to anticlines and synclines paralleling the front northeast and southwest. Minor cross folds seem to be an important factor in accumulation. Gas occurs in synclines, on the flanks of anticlines, and on the crests. It seems probable that only the most pronounced surface structure represents structure with depth.

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AAPG Special Publication

Geology of Natural Gas

Henry A. Ley
Henry A. Ley
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629812557
Publication date:
January 01, 1935

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