- Poll finds favorable view of oil and gas industry
- ExxonMobil and Employees Contribute More Than $287,000 To West Virginia Colleges and Universities
- MarkWest Sherwood Plant helps growth and development in Doddridge County
- Fracking study shows no water well contamination
- Study Finds No Evidence of Groundwater Contamination Attributable to Natural Gas Development
- Howard Swint: Midstream key to West Virginia's economic growth (Daily Mail)
- Letter: Natural gas growth wonderful news for West Virginia (Daily Mail)
- Propublica-funded Article On W. Virginia Shale Development Is More Scare Tactic Than Objective Journalism
- Daily Mail editorial: Mountain Valley Pipeline will provide much needed economic boost
- Mark J. Perry: Low-cost natural gas an environmentally friendly fuel (Daily Mail)
- Howard Swint: WV natural gasoline fueling economic development (Daily Mail)
- IHS Report on Petrochem Manufacturing in Appalachia
- Cove Point Becomes 2nd U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminal
- Chris Ventura: Rally for lower energy costs starts with you (Gazette)
- Gassed up and ready to go
- Maximize Benefits From Natural Gas Development
- Industry reps: Pipeline work available soon in West Virginia
- Local lawmakers: Pipelines could have economic benefits
Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia oil and natural gas organizations, as well as those from across the region and nation, are coming together during the month of October to celebrate National Energy Awareness Month and highlight the thousands of products made from refined or processed crude oil and natural gas. As part of that awareness effort, the groups are issuing an “American Energy Challenge” to encourage West Virginians to try and plan a day without the modern benefits of petroleum-based products.
It has been our pleasure to serve the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the past nearly four years, collectively. During our respective tenure, each of us has worked diligently to represent the organization with professionalism and to keep the organization effective in its mission during a frequently evolving landscape.
Charleston, W.Va. (September 26, 2016) – West Virginia’s natural gas industry is providing significant financial and in-kind support to a variety of educational and youth-focused initiatives in the areas of STEM programming, workforce development, youth athletics, teacher training and general student needs.
“With school in full swing across the Mountain State, West Virginia’s natural gas industry is committed to improving and enhancing educational opportunities for state children,” said Steve Perdue, Interim Director of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA).
Perdue said programming focused on educating students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is a priority for many WVONGA members. Recent initiatives include:
- Chevron and Southwestern Energy’s support of the STEM Network Schools program through the Education Alliance.
- Chevron’s support of the Oglebay Institute effort to align science curriculum in grades 1-8 in Marshall County and professional development training for teachers at Sherrard Middle School.
- EQT’s support of the Clay Center’s Power Your Future mobile STEM exhibit.
- XTO Energy’s Mickelson ExxonMobil Teacher’s Academy support for professional development for Union Elementary School teacher in Upshur County.
- Antero, MarkWest Energy, XTO Energy and EQT’s support for the Challenge Program in Doddridge, Marion, and Harrison Counties.
- Dominion’s K-12 and Higher Education Partnership grants will engage students in a variety of energy- and environmental-focused science, math and technology programs.
WVONGA members are involved in myriad ways with schools in their operating region.
The Challenge Program, Inc. contributes to workforce and economic development by connecting business and education to achieve a common objective: the development of a skilled and motivated future workforce.
Antero VP of Government Relations, Kevin Ellis (pictured left) presented each receipient with a check for $200 for their outstanding academic work.