Oil and gas regulation in West Virginia fall sin the hands of the Division of Environmental Protection- Office of Oil and Gas.
Their mission is to protect the public health, environment, and other natural resources through the regulation of oil and gas resource development, and the protection and restoration of abandoned oil and gas sites, while understanding the need for the development of additional oil and gas resources.
The office of Oil and Gas is responsible for monitoring and regulating all actions relate to the exploration, drilling, storage and production of oil and natural gas.
Another good reference is the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia website
Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia
Founded in 1959, the IOGAWV is a statewide, non-profit trade association representing companies engaged in the extraction and production of natural gas and oil in West Virginia, and the companies and individuals which support extraction activities.
IOGWV’s purpose is to promote and protect the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas producing industry through:
1.Identifying and educating their members of the challenges and opportunities confronting the industry.
2.Encouraging and projecting a unity of purpose among their membership.
3.Educating the general public, elected and appointed representatives about the importance of the industry.
4.Protecting and improving both the business and natural environment of the state.
West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association
WVONGA was chartered in 1915, and is one of the oldest trade associations in the state, and the only association that serves the entire oil and gas industry. Members are engaged in exploration, production, transmission, storage, sales and distribution. Allied members are involved in drilling, pipeline construction, well service and oil field service and supply. Associate members are involved in environmental consulting, legal affairs, financial management, public relations, equipment sales and service and energy marketing.
WVONGA serves its members by staying involved in a broad range of economic, environmental, legal and regulatory issues by providing a variety of services and programs.