Tag: energy


Hall: Gov. Justice a friend of natural gas

CHARLESTON — Industry leaders in natural gas throughout West Virginia have “a friend” in the governor’s office, according to the chief of staff. Mike Hall, chief of staff for Gov. Jim Justice, at the 2018 Winter Meeting of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia in Charleston said the governor’s agenda parallels the association’s in many ways. &...

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Surface, mineral rights owners say details will be key to getting co-tenancy bill passed

CHARLESTON — Surface and mineral rights owners most affected by co-tenancy legislation say they’re wary of jumping on the bandwagon until they see exactly what form the much-talked about legislation takes. “Co-tenancy has never been completely objectionable to us. It’s just a matter of the details,” said Tom Huber, president of the West Virginia Royalty Owners Associa...

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Thrasher hopes to "capture a victory" in China this week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher says he’s in China this week to “capture a victory” for West Virginia. The state signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Energy on Nov. 9 for $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects over the next few decades. Thrasher recently told MetroNews “Talkline” Host Hop...

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