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GO-WV’s Gas Facts report describes thriving West Virginia natural gas industry


West Virginia’s natural gas industry continues to thrive and to contribute to the state’s economy: That’s the message of a report released this week by GO-WV, the Gas & Oil Association of West Virginia.

The annual report, Gas Facts, says natural gas production increased by more than 14% from 2019-20, while oil production rose by 10% during that period. The industry contributed more than $11.2 billion to the state GDP – 14.2% of the total.
GO-WV Executive Director Charlie Burd said Thursday West Virginia ranked fifth nationally in two categories: total shale production and total energy production (including other energy sources). And four of top five U.S. natural gas producers operate in West Virginia: EQT, XTO (an Exxon subsidiary) and Southwestern Energy as the top three, and Antero at fifth.

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