Energy Expertise and Leadership

West Virginia is a major contributor to U.S. energy production, and West Virginia University is committed to a prominent role in shaping the energy and environmental policies of our state and nation’s future.

WVU conducts research, economic and policy analyses; provides a forum for stakeholders; and promotes positions that balance the demand for energy with the need to minimize environmental impact. This website is a resource for the diverse audience involved with—or affected by—the exploration and production of natural gas.

The responsible use of the vast reserves of natural gas within the Marcellus Formation is a WVU “Mountain of Excellence”—a strategic research initiative that will contribute to a better West Virginia and a better world.