US Methanol Participates
in the 100th Anniversary of the
Czech Republic’s Independence


IOGAWV Executive Director, Charlie Burd, and wife Leone, were part of a large contingent invited to Washington DC, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Czech Republic’s independence. This event was held on Monday evening at the Kennedy Center.

Charlie and Leone were guests of US Methanol and Karel Komarek and the Czech based Komarek Family Foundation, parent company of US Methanol. The night was highlighted with a welcome from  Hynek Kmonicek, the Czech Republic Ambassador to the United States and and a rousing performance by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

US Methanol currently has a plant under construction in Institute, WV, that will convert natural gas, and lots of it, to Methanol. A 2019 completion date is anticipated.





IOGAWV 2018 Tax Seminar
Don’t forget to register by Nov. 8 for the IOGAWV Oil and Natural Gas Accounting and Tax 2018 Seminar with Arnett Carbis Toothman (ACT) on Nov. 13 at the Marriott Town Center Hotel in Charleston.

ACT has adjusted their presentation this year to include not only changes in various federal, state and local taxes, but to approach each area to explain how oil and gas investors, operators, royalty owners, service companies and professionals should maximize tax and economic benefits.  Planning for current and future opportunities and challenges will be emphasized. Read more about us.

Participants will also be encouraged to offer their thoughts about oil and gas and to ask questions.

Register by Nov. 9 by visiting or by calling the IOGAWV office at (304) 344-9867.  To print the registration form, click here.

CPE Credits for Accountants: 7.0
CLE Credits for Attorneys: 7.2



2018 Charleston Area Alliance Celebration


IOGAWV was well represented at the 2018 Charleston Area Alliance Celebration, “A Tribute to Pat Getty and the Benedum Foundation.”  IOGAWV was proud to sponsor this event and pay tribute to the work of the Charleston Area Alliance and the Benedum Foundation.