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Committee Substitute for HB-4268 The Cotenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act Passes! IOGAWV is pleased to announce to its members that HB-4268, the Cotenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act passed the full House of Delegates today! On February 15, Committee Substitute for House Bill 4268 passed the House of Delegates with two non-threatening amendments and [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

Why WV Needs Cotenancy

In West Virginia, a single mineral tract could have hundreds of separate owners, or cotenants. Current state statutes prevent development of a mineral tract unless ALL owners (100%) of the property agree to the proposed development; any one owner, no matter how small an interest it has, can prevent a well from being drilled. IOGAWV [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|Industry News|Comments Off on Why WV Needs Cotenancy

Producers Meet in Morgantown

Brett Loflin (at podium) spoke about legislative matters during the Producers Issues Committee meeting in Morgantown as part of Sports Weekend.  He is IOGAWV's Vice President and chair of the Program and Government Affairs Committees.  The meeting focused on issues of importance to all West Virginia producers including legislative and environmental issues.  

By | September 8th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

IOGA, WV legislators say properly regulated resources could fuel economic boost

JIM WORKMAN / The State Journal While West Virginia is in a financial crisis with a big budget shortfall and looking to increase revenues wherever it can, the state sits on the potential and expected answer, Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said. “We’re sitting on the Saudi Arabia of natural gas,” Carmichael said, referencing the [...]

By | February 11th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

Industry to push 2 natural gas access proposals during session

By MetroNews Staff in News | February 06, 2017 at 12:21PM CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lobbyists for West Virginia’s gas industry will not be making another run at forced pooling or lease integration legislation during the upcoming legislative session, according to the executive director of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association. Instead, Anne Blankenship [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments