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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.

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