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Advocacy & Intelligence

  • Liaison to WV regulatory agencies
  • Informational meetings and seminars on both local and regional issues
  • Opportunities to participate in specialized committees for policy development, advocacy, and information sharing
  • Statewide "Inside Shale" radio program
  • Legislative updates during both regular and special sessions
  • Legislative lobbying efforts that benefit the industry
  • Representation on local, state, and federal issues that affect the industry

Education & Training

  • Energize WV public education and outreach program
  • Educational opportunities like tours and special programs
  • Safety training and various certifications 
  • Opportunities for leadership development via committee participation
  • Media presence through press releases, social media, website and radio interviews

Industry Access

  • Network opportunities with the more than 200 member companies doing business in the Appalachian Basin
  • Access to companies responsible for 8o% of WV O&G production and 20,000 miles of pipeline.
  • Member discount program for workers compensation insurance 

WVONGA members come from all areas of industry, including:

  • Consulting, legal and professional services 
  • Construction companies
  • Field services 
  • Distribution companies
  • Gas marketers 
  • Gathering companies
  • Integrated energy companies 
  • Processing companies
  • Producers 
  • Service and supply providers 
  • Storage and transmission companies
  • Fleet sales and management
  • Lodging and corporate housing providers
  • Higher education and vocational trade institutions


Membership has two levels – voting and associate (or non-voting). 

The voting members are businesses that are primarily engaged in drilling, well servicing, exploration, production, gathering, processing, marketing, transportation, storage or distribution of oil and/or natural gas, and make up the following membership types:

Integrated Energy Companies 

Gathering Companies 

Processing Companies 

Gathering and Processing Companies

Oil and Gas Marketing Companies 

Storage and Transmission 

Distribution Companies 

Production Companies 

Service and Supply 

The associate members consist of individuals or businesses engaged in services or activities related to the oil and natural gas industry, or are supportive of the industry.  These member types do not have voting rights and are as follows: 

Professional Consulting – businesses that provide professional consulting services, but not labor, to the oil and gas industry.  (examples: environmental, engineering, surveying, communications, public relations/marketing)

Support – businesses supportive of the natural gas industry and/or indirectly engaged in related activities (example: legal services)

Educational Institutions – any educational institution offering instructional programs, training or certifications relevant to the oil and gas industry 

Royalty Owners – individuals with mineral and/or royalty interests in oil and gas 

WVONGA Membership Application

Online Membership Form
WVONGA Membership PDF