- Letter: WV on cusp of major development with natural gas pipeline projects
- Several Southern West Virginia counties to receive $8 million from oil and natural gas property taxes
- OIL/GAS PROPERTY TAXES TO PROVIDE $96 MILLION TO COUNTY GOVERNMENTS
- J. Peder Zane: Atlantic Coast Pipeline would be a modern lifeline (Daily Mail)
- Rebecca McPhail: Time to speak up for WV energy
- Clarksburg’s Robinson Grand soon to be reality
- Letter: Shale project will boost economic growth for years (Daily Mail)
- Daily Mail editorial: No longer business as usual in the oil patch
- WVONGA Statement Regarding The Announcement That China Energy Will Invest $83 Billion in West Virginia
- West Virginia announces $83.7 billion gas development deal with China Energy
- WVONGA to Host “Embracing Energy” Conference Nov. 9-10
- Thousands of new jobs expected from roads, pipeline projects in W.Va
- WVONGA Statement Regarding FERC Approval for Atlantic Coast, Supply Header, Mountain Valley Pipeline Projects
- Guest editorial (Parkersburg): Slow pipeline reviews cost us jobs and revenue
- WVONGA Issues Resolution of Support for Oct. 7 Roads To Prosperity Amendment of 2017
- Howard Swint: Sites in W.Va. perfect for ethane storage hub (Daily Mail)
- West Virginia behind the curve in developing gas-fired power plants
- Natural Gas Industry Energizing Education in West Virginia
CHARLESTON — If natural gas is the wave of the near future for generating electricity, West Virginia is missing the surge, state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher said.
Thrasher told members of the state Senate and House of Delegates joint committees on government organization and government operations during legislative interim meetings in Charleston Tuesday that neighboring Ohio has built 19 gas-fired power stations in recent years, and Pennsylvania has built 22. He said West Virginia has built none, and the only gas-fired power plant on the drawing board for the state is tied up in a court battle.
Charleston, W.Va. (September 18, 2017) – West Virginia’s natural gas industry is heavily engaged in helping students, teachers and schools – both K-12 and higher education – improve learning opportunities and educational outcomes through its support of myriad initiatives across the state, representatives of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) announced.
“Our members and their employees live and work in communities across West Virginia and we want to do all we can to make sure our students receive the best education possible,” said Anne Blankenship, executive director of WVONGA.
Blankenship said the industry is involved in supporting elementary, middle and high schools, as well as colleges and universities in West Virginia. Additionally, the industry supports a variety of education-related philanthropic organizations offering cutting edge programming focused on broadening learning opportunities in STEM, leadership, and energy curriculums.
Blankenship said programming focused on educating students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a priority for many WVONGA members. Recent initiatives include:
It takes only a few numbers for Doddridge County Assessor David Sponaugle to see what the natural gas industry has done for the tax base there.
In 2010, the total assessed valuation for Doddridge County – land, buildings, minerals, vehicles and all else – was $457,530,911, Sponaugle said. In 2017, it’s $1,386,157,147. That’s more than three times what it was seven years ago.
CANONSBURG, Pa. — West Virginia University’s Energy Institute, along with assorted partners, presented it’s first findings to the public Tuesday to showcase the region’s ability to attract and support the petrochemical industry through the use of gas storage hubs.
Doug Patchen, the director of WVU Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Consortium, said the study shows a bright potential future in the ability of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio to support the petrochemical industry.
“There are some areas of small liquid storage in upstate New York and down in a couple places in the Appalachian Basin, but nothing of this scale,” Patchen said.