Oklahoma State Oil and Gas References

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Oil and gas regulation in Oklahoma falls in the hands of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission- Oil & Gas Division. The Commission was established in 1907, and began regulating oil and gas in 1914. It passed the Oil and Gas Conservation Act in 1915.

The mission of the Division is to provide information, permitting, investigation, and compliance services to the oil and gas industry, mineral interests, landowners, and the general public so together they can develop the oil and gas resources of the state in a fair and orderly manner while protecting the environment and ensuring public safety.

The Corporation Commission has judicial, legislative and administrative authority and is led by three commissioners elected by statewide vote to staggered six-year terms.

Click here to access the Oklahoma Corporation Commission Oil and Gas Division website

Another good website is the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association website:

Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association

Established in 1965, the OIPA represents more than 2,000 individuals and companies involved in Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry. Established to provide a unified voice for the industry, the OIPA has evolved into the state’s  largest oil and natural gas association and one of the industry’s strongest advocacy organizations.

Click here to access the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association website

And finally, another good resource is the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association of Oklahoma website:

Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association of Oklahoma

Founded in 1917 by a group of legendary independent oil men in response to Americas growing need for oil in World War I, the organization is today a non-profit association of operators, purchasers, pipelines, transporters, processors and service companieswhich represent a substantial portion of the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma. The organization is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the oil and gas industry within the state of Oklahoma and throughout the United States including support for legislative and regulatory measures designed to promote the well-being and best interests of the citizens of the state and a strong and vital petroleum industry within the State of Oklahoma and throughout the United States.

Click here to access the Mid-Contient Oil and Gas Association of Oklahoma website