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.”

ed largeGO-WV is reaching out to all members with a request that you inform us of any activities you are planning to conduct on Earth Day, next Thursday, April 22 because we want to promote your efforts on our website and social media networks. 

GO-WV will be working in unison with the Shale Energy Alliance, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association, the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, and other organizations to highlight all community activities and clean-up events. 

Please share with us any Earth Day events in which you plan to participate--individually on in conjunction with other organizations or companies.  We want to make sure the public is informed and aware of our industry outreach efforts. 

Please communicate these activities directly to Lori Miller Smith, GO-WV’s Director of Administrative Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Washington, DC - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which shows that annual emissions from the natural gas distribution system declined 69 percent from 1990 to 2019, as natural gas utility companies added more than 788,000 miles of pipeline to serve 21 million more customers. Distribution systems owned and operated by local natural gas utilities emit only 0.08 percent of produced natural gas.

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