Water Quality Impact - Morgantown Industrial Park (MIP) Gas Well Operations 

The first round of fracking began at Morgantown Industrial Park (MIP) Sept. 30, 2011 and was completed on or about Nov. 20, 2011. In response to the fracking and the gas well operations we initiated an extensive and continuous water monitoring program. The program was initiated to help identify any possible water quality impacts resulting from the operations. Data from this monitoring is available here in an Excel spreadsheet.

As part of our public education program we are also providing Fracking Fluid Information ​and Drilling Fluid Information as well the below contact lists and various correspondence.

If you experience difficulty viewing any document provided here, please notify Chris Dale at cdale@mub.org.

Information on our local water quality is available in our Consumer Confidence Report.


Morgantown Utility Board
278 Greenbag Road
Morgantown, WV 26501 
Business Hours: M-F 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Email:  mubmail@mub.org

Department of Environmental Protection:
James A Martin, Chief; 
Office of Oil and Gas
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV  25304-2345
Phone: 304-926-0499   ext 1654
Email:  James.A.Martin@wv.gov

Drilling Company:
Michael John, President
Northeast Natural Energy
707 Virginia St East   
Suite 1400
Charleston, WV  25301
Phone:  304-414-7060
Email:  mjohn@nne-llc.com   



Northeast Natural Energy permitting for the second round of gas well operations (two wells) at MIP are provided below.

During the permitting process, we were in contact with NNE's president, expressing our concerns and insisting that specific precautions be met to help ensure public safety. This correspondence is available below. We will continue working with NNE and will provide all correspondence on this site. Please direct any questions regarding this matter to mubmail@mub.org.