West Virginia Officials Seeking Bids to Drill Under Ohio River

As reported by the West Virginia Press Association, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (“DNR”) is seeking bids for natural gas drilling on state-owned land under the Ohio River. A legal notice published on Friday, August 22 indicates that the DNR intends to grant leasing rights to drill under the river in Marshall, Wetzel and Pleasants counties. The notice further states that applications to bid on these rights must be submitted by the September 11 deadline.