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County at a Glance - Monongalia Monongalia County


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History1,2: Formed in 1776 from the District of West Augusta (Virginia) and named for the Monongahela River.
Area (square miles)1: 368.82
County Seat1: Morgantown
Population (1990)1: 75,509
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: chemicals, coal, glass and glassware, petroleum, lumber, livestock, hay and grain, dairying, fruit, vegetables, poultry
Public Recreation Areas3: Coopers Rock State Forest

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 3,748,630,971 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 771,083,656 tons
      Estimated Loss = 771,083,656 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 1,103,231,830 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 14,836,102 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 14,024,259 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 16)
            Conventional =          0 tons
              Continuous =  1,909,061 tons
                Longwall = 12,115,198 tons
                   Other =          0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =        811,843 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 17)


Gas and Oil Facts and Figures5

   NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING DATA ARE PRELIMINARY VALUES--
   NOT ALL 1995 DATA HAVE BEEN REPORTED AND
   NOT ALL 1995 DATA HAVE BEEN QUALITY CHECKED.

   Gas Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 2,409,987 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 184
      Average Production = 13,097.8 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 3,449 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 15
      Average Production = 229.9 bbl


1 Information Source = Counties in West Virginia Blue Book - 1995: D. E. Holmes (ed.), Chapman Printing, vol. 77, p. 731-846.

2 Information Source = New Descriptive Atlas of West Virginia: 1933, Clarksburg Publishing Company, 64 p.

3 Information Source = Departmental, Statistical, and General Information in West Virginia Blue Book - 1995: D. E. Holmes (ed.), Chapman Printing, vol. 77, p. 953-1038.

4 Information Source = Statistical Section in Annual Report and Directory of Mines - 1995, West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training, July 1996, p. 23-66. [Note: Original Mineable Reserves from the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES)]

5 Information Source = West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP); data have undergone a cursory quality check by the WVGES


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