Tuesday, September 7, 2010

W.Va. May Implement Two-Tiered Regulatory System For Natural Gas Drilling, Production

The state's top environmental official says West Virginia will likely need a two-tiered regulatory system to properly permit and monitor the proliferation of Marcellus shale and other horizontally drilled gas wells, according to a story by the Associated Press. State DEP Secretary Randy Huffman said his agency's ongoing review of the Division of Oil and Gas also suggests the state needs more rigorous oversight of horizontal drilling operations because complying with industry-accepted best management practices isn't good enough. Read entire article - http://www.dailymail.com/Business/201009030250