Virginia Gas and Oil Act (Virginia)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces Virginia
Name Virginia Gas and Oil Act (Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-05-14
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary

Information Source


The Gas and Oil Act addresses the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas resources in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It contains provisions pertaining to wells and well spacing, permits and fees, ownership of coalbed methane gas, and land leases. No county, city, town or other political subdivision of the Commonwealth may impose any condition, or require any other local license, permit, fee or bond to perform any gas, oil, or geophysical operations which varies from or is in addition to the requirements of this chapter.

Policy Contact

Department Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Division Division of Gas and Oil
Address PO. Box 159
Address 2 135 Highlands Drive
Place Lebanon, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 24266
Phone (276) 415-9700

Fax (276) 415-9671

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code 45.1-361.1 through 45.1-361.44

Authority 2: 4 Va. Admin. Code 25-150