MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- National experts are gathering in Morgantown to discuss challenges facing the natural gas industry and policies that could stimulate demand and stabilize domestic prices.
Organizers of the event Wednesday at West Virginia University's Erickson Alumni Center say the industry has been too successful for its own good. Technological advances have created an oversupply, and gas prices have fallen to levels that jeopardize future development and tax revenues.
Morning panel discussions will focus on the use of compressed and liquefied natural gas in transportation, and cogeneration, or how natural gas can be used to produce electricity.
The keynote lunchtime speaker is Dave McCurdy, who is president of the American Gas Association.
Afternoon panelists will focus on exporting natural gas and revitalizing the region's chemical industry.