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Michael Allen John


Michael Allen John is founder, president and CEO of Northeast Natural Energy, a West Virginia-based upstream natural gas company with offices in Morgantown and Charleston.

Northeast Natural Energy has drilled more than 100 Marcellus shale wells that produce enough clean-burning natural gas to heat and power 5,000 homes every day for a year. Northeast operates a transparent research well project just outside of Morgantown involving WVU, the U.S. Department of Energy and Ohio State University and is partnering with the state of West Virginia to do the water filtration work necessary to bring Deckers Creek back to life.

John has served as the vice president of operations of the Eastern Division for Chesapeake Energy and as a senior executive in various roles at Columbia Natural Resources/Triana Energy, where he also served on the company board of directors.

A Weston native, John is a WVU alumnus and has also served on the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors.