Through a series of educational programs, West Virginia University Extension Service hopes to help educate community members on issues related to natural gas pipelines used to transport gas from well sites to facilities and consumers.

The educational programs will take place in Kingwood on Feb. 13 at the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Dept. and in Beverly at Camp Pioneer on Feb. 19. Both programs begin at 6 p.m.

This is the third year for the educational programs. Organizers say there’s a continued need and demand for updated information regarding the natural gas industry and its drilling.

Natural gas pipelines require rights of way acquisition and construction, negotiations and regulations. These topics are covered by experts from the University of Pittsburgh, MSES Consultants and WVU Extension Service agents and specialists.

The program is open to the public, regardless of a person’s level of knowledge and interest concerning the oil and natural gas industry.

This is the second portion of the 2013 series. The first portion took place in January and covered Utica Shale Development.

For more information, contact WVU Extension Service Program Coordinator Georgette Plaugher at 304-329-1391.

Connecting the people of West Virginia to the University’s resources and programs is the primary goal of WVU Extension Service and its 55 offices throughout the state. Local experts, like WVU Extension’s agents and specialists, work to help improve the lifestyles and well-being of youths, workforces, communities, farms and businesses through trusted research in the counties in which they serve.

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CONTACT: Ann Berry, WVU Extension Service
304.293.5691; 304.376.7740;