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Co Tenancy Agenda v2

We want to lead the battle against climate change.

This may sound surprising to some, as the oil and natural gas industry is not always portrayed as an environmental steward.

To be certain, we believe a thriving industry is a critical part of the state and national economy. But we also believe that caring for our environmental future is a vital responsibility. Sustaining the planet for generations to come must be the top priority for all of us.

We recognize climate change is a real, substantial challenge and we’re committed to helping meet that challenge by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas, comprised primarily of methane, emits 50 percent less carbon dioxide than coal and 30 percent less than oil. Our industry is embracing the newest technologies and most innovative approaches to greatly exceed environmental standards for emissions at state and federal levels, including those that minimize methane entering the atmosphere during the production and distribution of natural gas.

Charleston, WV – Property taxes on oil and natural gas production will provide West Virginia’s county governments with over $123 million for local school systems and vital community services in 2019. The West Virginia Division of Tax & Revenue reported an increase of nearly 40 percent, or $34.8 million, over 2018.

“Those counties where natural gas and oil production is occurring have received hundreds of millions of dollars in the way of property tax receipts over the past several years,” said Anne Blankenship, Executive Director of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA). “Although the amount of property taxes may fluctuate year over year due to many factors including commodity prices, West Virginia’s producing counties continue to receive significant funds generated from the development of our oil and gas resources.”

  • August 11th is Nationwide 811 Day, an annual initiative led by the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • The initiative promotes safe digging practices to avoid damage to underground utilities
  • Excavation is the leading cause of pipeline incidents, but is easily preventable 

Clarksburg, W.Va. – National 811 Day is Sunday, August 11, and Dominion Energy is urging homeowners and professional excavators to put safety first by calling 811 to have underground utility lines located before any digging project. A recent nationwide survey found 42% of homeowners will put themselves and the safety of their community at risk by not calling 811 before they dig. 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the 10th straight year the output of West Virginia oil and natural gas production has risen, bringing record-high numbers, according to data from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) said numbers from the DEP’s Office of Oil and Natural Gas indicated production of natural gas in 2018 rose to 1.8 Tcf (trillion cubic feet) from 1.5 Tcf in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 17 percent.

Anne Blankenship, Executive Director of WVONGA attributed the consistent rise to a few things on Wednesday’s MetroNews ‘Talkline.’

“The boom in the Marcellus Shale here that we are sitting on top of in West Virginia and more specifically the advances in technology that we make every year,” she said.

She added the drilling technology getting better and better equals an increase in production which turns to gas prices being lower.

West Virginia natural gas and oil production reached record levels in 2018, the 10th straight year of output increases, according to the state environmental department. (WVVA)

West Virginia natural gas and oil production reached record levels in 2018, the 10th straight year of output increases, according to the state environmental department. (WVVA)

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia oil and natural gas production reached record levels in 2018, the 10th straight year of output increases, according to data from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Production of natural gas rose last year to 1.8 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) from 1.5 Tcf in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 17 percent.

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