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

DEP announces new environmental advocate

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. [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

Hardy gives budget update as new state Revenue Secretary in Twitter video

By Carrie Hodousek in News | January 30, 2017 at 4:01PM CHARLESTON, W.Va. — New West Virginia Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy says it will take a team effort to fix the state’s budget problems. In a video, released Monday afternoon on the @WVGovernor Twitter handle, Hardy explained the state’s current financial crisis. Twitter State Revenue [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments