Virginia Gas and Oil Reguations Review by STRONGER Group Conducted Aug. 8-11, 2016

In June 2016, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) announced that it had contracted with the STONGER group (State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations; online at http://www.strongerinc.org/) to conduct a comprehensive review of all of Virginia’s gas and oil regulations.  (Virginia’s gas and oil regulations are available online at https://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DMME/LawsRegs.shtml#gasoil.)  STRONGER did a similar review in 2004 (a PDF of that review is available online at http://www.strongerinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Virginia-Initial-Review-4-2004.pdf), so the current review is being termed a “follow up.”  The group conducted the 2016 review from August 8-11 in Abingdon, and it expects to publish the “State Review Report of the 2016 Virginia Follow-Up Review” in December 2016.

Sources:
Proposed state fracking review by private group concerns environmentalists, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, 6/25/16.

Virginia Natural Gas Regulations to be reviewed by STRONGER, DMME News Release, 8/3/16.

STRONGER Completes Virginia In-State Interview, STRONGER News Release, 8/11/16.

For more details on natural gas developments in Virginia, please see this News Grouper post.

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