County at a Glance - Tyler
History1,2: Created from Ohio County in 1814 and named in
honor of John Tyler, eighth Governor of Virginia and father of John Tyler,
tenth President of the United States. The world's greatest gas well, "Big Moses," producing 100,000,000 cubic
feet of gas per day, was drilled in Tyler County in 1894.
Area (square miles)1: 260.12
County Seat1: Middlebourne
Population (1990)1: 9,796
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: glass
and glassware, chinaware and pottery, petroleum, natural gas, chemicals,
Public Recreation Areas3: Conaway Run Wildlife Management
Area, The Jug Wildlife Management Area
Coal Facts and Figures4
Coal Reserve Summary
Original Mineable Reserves = 948,133,232 tons
Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 0 tons
Estimated Loss = 0 tons
Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 474,066,616 tons
Coal Production, 1995
Total Production = 0 tons
Number of Underground Mines = 0
Number of Surface Mines = 0
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 = 2,514,907 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
Well Count = 430
Average Production = 5,848.6 Mcf
Oil Production, 1995
Total Reported Production = 339,146 barrels (bbl)
Well Count = 74
Average Production = 4583.1 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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