Government officials and energy companies gathered for the Synergy Conference in Bridgeport Tuesday.
Representatives from both groups shared issues and concerns faced by members of the community who are connected to gas drilling at the conference.
Organizers said that working with cities and towns around the state is a priority for the gas industry as they develop energy sources in West Virginia.
"We really want to continue to look at and figure out how we can go into communities, do the shale development, but also be very respectful of the land and the roads and ease the traffic burden," said Kim Lawrence, of Energize WV.
Lawrence said the information taken from the conference will be sent on to communities to help deal with their concerns more effectively.