The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) is one of the oldest and deeply-rooted trade associations in the state. This longevity reflects the critical role the industry has played in our state’s history, and also gives confidence to the vibrant future ahead of it.
Representing all facets of the industry – exploration, production, transportation and ancillary services – WVONGA is the authoritative voice on all things oil and natural gas. The organization focuses on the objectives of membership support and networking, public education and awareness, and legislative/regulatory advocacy.
Oil and natural gas production in West Virginia has increased exponentially over the past decade, and we are just scratching the surface. What an exciting time to be involved in this thriving industry with so much more to come. With the advancements in technology that have allowed us to access the enormous oil and natural gas reserves in the Marcellus and Utica shales, production is going up and new ideas for end uses of natural gas are emerging.There is an estimated 84 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas in Marcellus alone.The possibilities for our industry and those downstream are BIG and WVONGA is in the driver’s seat
Reputation is Everything - - And West Virginia's is on the RiseWest Virginia's reputation for investment potential is ranked fifth highest in the world - - at least regarding oil and gas exploration a...
On August 29, 2017, West Virginia University's Energy Institute presented its results on a study focused on our region's ability to attract and support the petrochemical industry through the developme...
In the past couple of weeks, oil and gas news has indicated growth and challenges for the industry in West Virginia. According to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, oil and gas ...
UNIFY - WVONGA builds community. We give members a platform for sharing ideas and solutions, and provide resources and education to strengthen the industry. Learn how to join today.
EDUCATE -Easy access to statistics, research and analysis through our annual publication, Gas Facts. By answering misinformation with fact, WVONGA clearly demonstrates the benefits of increasing natural gas production.
ADVOCATE - By maintaining relationships with legislatures and their staff, WVONGA ensures member concerns and preferences will be heard at the capitol.
CELEBRATE - A Century of Service, published for WVONGA’s 2015 anniversary celebration, highlights the events, leaders, and businesses that shaped the first 90 years of oil and natural gas in West Virginia. Filled with photographs and historical details, it is an informative and enjoyable resource.