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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.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The Mountain State’s oil and gas industry continues to reach new heights, according to data from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

The state’s oil and gas production levels in 2018 surpassed 2017 levels, marking the 10th consecutive year of output increases.

According to the DEP’s Office of Oil and Natural Gas, natural gas production in the state rose to 1.8 trillion cubic feet in 2018 from 1.5 trillion cubic feet in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 17 percent.

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).

According to the DEP’s Office of Oil and Natural Gas, production of natural gas last year rose to 1.8 Tcf (trillion cubic feet) from 1.5 Tcf in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 17 percent. 

“To put this monumental volume of gas production into context, the average West Virginia household consumes about 72 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of natural gas per year,” said Anne Blankenship, Executive Director of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association.  “We produce enough gas in one day to meet the needs of all West Virginians.” 

Innovation Grants aim to strengthen STEM-education opportunities in tri-state region

grant2019PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Forty-three school districts across southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio were awarded more than a quarter-million dollars in grant funding today through a partnership led by Chevron, EQT, and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

Called “Innovation Grants,” the program, now in its third year, seeks to encourage school districts, primarily in rural communities, to develop engaging programs and curriculum with innovation and design serving as the driving force behind science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education.

“Chevron is proud of our role in producing the energy that’s providing career opportunities for today’s students and we place a high value on partnering with schools to support innovative classroom initiatives to address the region’s workforce skills gap,” said Trip Oliver, Manager Policy, Government and Public Affairs at Chevron Appalachia. “We’re committed to supporting the communities where we’re privileged to operate, and we hope these grants help spark an interest and prepare students with the science and math skills critical to in-demand energy and advanced manufacturing careers.”

Charleston, W.Va. (May 22, 2019) – As the state works to address declining road conditions, West Virginia’s natural gas industry spent more than $110 million over the last five years (2014- 2018) on road upgrades, maintenance and design. In 2018 alone, the industry spent more than $34 million.

“As an industry we use the roads in West Virginia and are cognizant that our operations – like other industries across the state – apply additional pressure to state roads,” said Anne Blankenship, executive director of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA). “We strive to be good neighbors and have contributed significantly to road repairs in the areas where we work, predominantly in the northern portions of the state.”

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