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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: WVDEP Issues New Storm Water Construction General Permit for Oil and Gas Projects
Posted on 16 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

By Armando F. Benincasa The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) issued its long-delayed Storm Water Construction General Permit for Oil and Gas projects this past Monday. The permit which will impact greatly oil and gas industry... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: West Virginia House Judiciary Amends Horizontal Well Legislative Rule
Posted on 12 Apr 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Armando F. Benincasa and G. Kurt Dettinger On April 9, 2013, the House Judiciary Committee amended SB 243, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection ("WVDEP") rules bill which includes the promulgation of permanent legislative... Read More

Babst Calland: New Horizontal Well Location Restrictions and Setback Requirements in West Virginia
Posted on 26 Jan 2012 by Babst Calland

Oil and natural gas operators should be aware that new horizontal well location restrictions and setback requirements, that are included in the recently adopted Horizontal Well Act (the Act), may significantly affect well drilling plans in West Virginia... Read More

Babst Calland: West Virginia Office of Oil and Gas Proposes New Rule to Regulate Horizontal Wells
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Babst Calland

On June 28, 2012, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), Office of Oil and Gas (OOG), proposed a new rule, 35 CSR 8, to regulate horizontal well development. This action by the OOG is the latest in a series of measures taken... Read More