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Charleston, West Virginia – The Gas and Oil Association of West Virginia (GO-WV) – a nearly 600-member trade association of oil and natural gas producers and those businesses that serve them – expressed disappointment in the loss of the Keystone XL Pipeline at a time when the oil and natural gas industry has placed the United States in a position of energy independence. 

“Our industry now faces unrealistic federal government policy revisions, which discourage the use of clean-burning and cost-efficient natural gas,” GO-WV Executive Director Charlie Burd said. “Natural gas not only helps our environment as an energy source – it also benefits consumers with lower utility bills while affording the United States the position of power as the world’s largest energy producer and exporter.”

TSA Security Directive attached.  Effective today, 5/28/21, to 5/28/22.

“This Security Directive requires three critical actions. First, it requires TSA-specified Owner/Operators to report cybersecurity incidents to the Department of Homeland Security's

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) [within 12 hours]. Second, it requires Owner/Operators to designate a Cybersecurity Coordinator who is required to be available to TSA and CISA 24/7 to coordinate cybersecurity practices and address any incidents that arise. Third, it requires Owner/Operators to review their current activities against TSA's recommendations for pipeline cybersecurity to assess cyber risks, identify any gaps, develop remediation measures, and report the results to TSA and CISA.”

As President Joe Biden’s administration has outlined a new vision for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the natural gas industry will be an essential partner in providing solutions to achieve our shared climate goals. We have made, and will continue to make, progress reducing emissions to address climate change while also providing reliable, affordable natural gas to the 180 million people in the United States, and 5.5 million businesses that depend on it every day.

Our two companies differ – in size, in approach to drilling for natural gas, in well size and in geographic reach.

But when it comes to the future of our industry, we speak with one voice. And that’s why we’re thrilled to be a part of the Gas & Oil Association of West Virginia (GO-WV), which was recently born with the combination of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) and the Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA).

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