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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.”

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).

Washington, D.C. – American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Karen Harbert made the following statement in response to President Biden setting a 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target:

“America’s natural gas utilities will make a meaningful contribution to achieving the vision laid out by President Biden today to continue to drive down emissions in our nation and throughout the world. The natural gas industry has a proven track record of reducing emissions and we will continue to collaborate with local policymakers, federal regulators, Congress and this administration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through smart innovation, new and modernized infrastructure, and advanced technologies that maintain reliable, resilient, and affordable energy service choices for consumers. Last year, AGA released our Climate Change Position Statement that includes ten commitments for reducing emissions and eight principles for an effective national policy approach to addressing climate change.”

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