West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Experiences Growth

Largely due to increased revenues from drilling permit fees, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has nearly doubled its staff in the last two years.  Metro News reports that the DEP cites this growth as allowing them to be m(…)

West Virginia DEP Oil and Gas Workshop on May 16th

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will present an Oil & Gas Workshop at the Charleston Civic Center on May 16th beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Speakers will address a wide variety of topics of interest to operators, contractors, co(…)

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Delays Release of Studies on Natural Gas Drilling

The Charleston Gazette recently reported that two of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection studies addressing natural gas drilling concerns will not be released by the deadline established in the Horizontal Well Act of 2011.  DEP Se(…)

WVDEP Still Looking to Fill Vacancies in Office of Oil and Gas

Tom Aluise, spokesman for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), recently stated that WVDEP is still trying to fill several vacant positions in the Office of Oil and Gas.  In June, WVDEP announced in a press release that the(…)