The Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) and West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) have endorsed Governor Jim Justice for reelection in the 2020 General Election for Governor.

“Without question, Governor Jim Justice and President Donald Trump have worked in unison to ‘Keep America Great’ through their efforts to provide West Virginia and all citizens, growing economies that raise the hopes for our state and nation. IOGAWV firmly stands with Governor Jim Justice and President Trump on their commitment to advance policies that protect, promote, and benefit hard working West Virginian citizens while retaining the position of the United States as the energy producing leader of the world,” said Charlie Burd, Executive Director, The Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia.

The Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia represents companies engaged in the exploration, extraction, production and transmission of natural gas and oil in West Virginia, and the companies and individuals which support these activities.

“Under your leadership, the state’s economy is recovering from the global COVID-19 pandemic, and is growing stronger every day. As West Virginia led the country in GDP growth in 2019, the output of the state’s oil and natural gas production is also at record-high numbers according to data from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. The boom in the Marcellus Shale and advances in state-of-the-art drilling technology have allowed the oil and gas industry to contribute nearly $10 billion into the state’s economy. Your contiunued support of indusry policy priorities and opposition to higher severance taxes have positioned West Virginians well for the future,” said Jennifer Baldwin Cox, Manager, West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association.

The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association represents companies engaged in all facets of the oil and natural gas industry – exploration, production, transportation and ancillary services.

Governor Justice recognizes the vital importance of oil and natural gas energy production to West Virginia’s communities and economy, and thanks these groups for their endorsement in the General Election.