Mineral rights, legislation, property owners, and the topic of natural gas production were obstacles in the production of this animation for the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association. The goal was explain the benefits of a new senate bill, while being respectful to both sides; the gas producers and land owners.
Gas producers feel that the West Virginia economy could be dramatically improved by increasing production in the state; creating jobs, etc. While many land owners may be open to production on their property, some are not. This division, along with complex legal issues and legislation creates misunderstanding and tension.
The goal was to explain the benefits of the senate bill in a clear and concise manner and make sure that the legislation is understood so that legislators can vote on the issue with a clear understanding of what the new bill is about.