Shale Drilling Conferences Set For West Virginia

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A pair of upcoming conferences will enable business and industry leaders to learn more about Marcellus shale natural gas drilling.

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association will host a conference Wednesday and Thursday at the Charleston Civic Center. Among the scheduled speakers are Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette and West Virginia University athletic director Oliver Luck.
Discussions will include the state's infrastructure, taxes, environmental concerns, capital investments, education, training initiatives and site-selection opportunities.
Another Marcellus conference will be held April 1 through 3 at The Greenbrier resort.
Officials from West Virginia and four other states will speak on what's being done to maximize economic opportunities from the shale industry. Legislative rules and environmental regulations also will be discussed.