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 [...]
IOGAWV Executive Director Charlie Burd has been appointed to a three-year term on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) Steering Committee through November 2020. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, who is Chairman of the IOGCC, made the announcement. Congratulations, Charlie!
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.
Troop 547 Scout Master Bruce Nutter and Cub Master Peggy Sue Miller shown with Cub Scout Wyatt Miller and his Dominion Energy fidget spinner. Cub Scout Wyatt Miller, son of Dominion Energy employee Shawn Miller, is holding a fidget spinner with a Dominion Energy logo that was given to him at the Boy Scouts of [...]
By: Joe Eddy, President/CEO, Eagle Manufacturing Company, Wellsburg, WV June 20, 2017 […]
Dear Editor, I am writing regarding an article by Ken Ward that was published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail on March 28. I am chief executive officer of Energy Corporation of America (ECA) – a natural gas and oil company that is headquartered in West Virginia. We were founded more than fifty years ago in Glenville, [...]
By Doug Malcolm Let’s be real about the oil and gas production tanks that are the subject of House Bill 2811. First, they are not “chemical storage tanks” as they have recently been described in an attempt to scare up opposition to the bill. The vast majority of these tanks contain produced brine (salt water). [...]
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 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 Brad McElhinny in | January 31, 2017 at 11:06AM CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice’s administration says its new environmental advocate will be Edward Maguire II, president and owner of The Highlands Group, Inc., a land broker and consulting company that specializes in the conservation of undeveloped properties in West Virginia. He begins work on Feb. 1. [...]