Monday, January 17, 2011

Northern Legislators Speak Out On Natural Gas Regulatory Changes

An article in the Wheeling, W.Va. newspaper reveals strong sentiments by certain area legislators who want to make changes to the state's natural gas regulations. However, some of the changes being outlined by legislators are of concern to the industry's two trade groups. Among the suggested changes mentioned in the article are new requirements on water use and disposal, surface owner rights and higher permit fees to fund additional inspectors. Click to read article. Pooling is also being discussed by major horizontal drilling producers as a way to more efficiently and fairly develop strata by horizontal drilling techniques. Industry representatives, including Lewis Glasser, are working to ensure that the Legislature enacts balanced regulatory changes.