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WVONGA’s Spring Meeting has been cancelled due to the CDC’s interim guidelines regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Charleston, W.Va. (May 30, 2017) – The following is a statement from Anne Blankenship, Executive Director of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association, regarding the West Virginia Supreme Court’s ruling on the Leggett case:

“The Leggett case is complicated and is specific to old, flat-rate leases governed by state statute.  In reversing its previous decision, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has clearly analyzed the issue exhaustively and correctly determined that post production costs under such leases may be deducted, and that the previous decision in Tawney, which addressed non flat-rate leases not subject to statutory interpretation, is not applicable to the flat-rate leases addressed in Leggett.    

If the region that encompasses northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania — all connected by a long and crooked crescent of the Ohio River — were its own country, that nation would be the third-largest natural gas producer in the world.

But don’t worry. There are no secessionists trying to form an insurrection and create a nation out of the resource-rich region. But there is a group of committed businessmen and women who have teamed together to promote the region for industrial and economic development.

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CLARKSBURG — Officials in the oil and gas industry are applauding President Donald Trump’s intention to nominate two candidates to fill vacancies on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

“The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission needs a quorum in order to approve any pending or future projects,” said Frank Mack, communications project manager for Dominion Energy. “So we welcome any news that would get us to that point.”

There is a destructive movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

“Stop digging. No exploration for new fossil fuels, no expansion of fossil fuel projects. We need to keep fossil fuels in the ground,” members of the anti-fossil fuel movement say.

Two prime examples of the success of this movement were the blockage of the Keystone and Dakota pipelines.

Charleston, W.Va. (May 12, 2017) – Featuring an impressive lineup of industry experts and education, the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) will hold its Spring Meeting May 15 – 17 at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center, representatives announced.

Anne Blankenship, executive director of WVONGA, said, “The oil and natural gas industry is an economic driver in this state and has the potential to grow even more significantly over the coming years and decades.  The Spring Meeting is an opportunity for our members to come together to learn about what’s happening in the industry both in West Virginia and nationally.”

Blankenship said the conference offers more than twenty expert presenters covering topics ranging from production and mid-stream development to legislative dynamics and pipeline regulation, among other items.   

Presenters participating in this year’s conference include:

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June 7th – Morgantown, WV (11:30 AM – 4:30 PM) 

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WHO: This program is for corporate leaders (owners, CEOs, marketing professionals, external relations, corporate foundation leaders, etc.) responsible for their company’s community involvement, volunteerism, charitable giving, and corporate responsibility. The Summit provides veterans and new professionals with applicable information on trends, best practices in West Virginia, and strategies to use in your company. No matter the size of your business, join us for a program among your corporate peers to identify ways to maximize your company’s giving, respond to community needs, promote your good works, and partner with other foundations and corporations to better our communities and state. 

PROGRAM: Luncheon Keynote is James C.Mesloh, Managing Director for Carter–Advancing Philanthropy Worldwide. Mesloh formerly served as Executive Director of the Dominion Foundation and Director of Corporate Relations for Dominion in Pittsburgh for 15 years. 

Other presentations: Corporate Giving & Volunteerism 101, How banks can fulfill CRA compliance, Corporate partnerships to serve community needs, and Responding to WV’s Growing Needs during Challenging Times. 

REGISTER: For more details and to register, visit: www.philanthropywv.org or email info@philanthropywv.org 

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Most talk of a natural gas boom in southern West Virginia usually defers to the yet-untapped Rogersville Shale miles beneath the tri-state region.

While the vast majority of wells are still plunged into the northern Utica and Marcellus Shales, currently a more cost-effective venture with plenty of reserves left, streams of the multibillion industry still pull south into Cabell County by way of Cenergy LLC, a Milton-based general contractor designing, manufacturing and constructing compression and regulation stations for gas players nationwide.