Several weeks ago numerous members of the Association filed a Petition for Writ of Prohibition against the West Virginia Office of Oil & Gas, Conservation Commission, as well as against Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Petro Edge Resources, and Eastern American Energy Corporation.  We were challenging the Commission’s assertion of jurisdiction over the gas companies’ request for special field rules.  If granted, the special field rules would lower the minimum distance requirement between gas wells on over one million acres in West Virginia.

On November 7, 2007 the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals granted the Petition and has agreed to hear the case on the merits.  We will keep you apprised of the schedule and dates as they are made available.

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