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CGI Market Prices

We specialize in the futures and options markets, serving traders worldwide with a continuous information service of quotes, charts and news. We are also a storefront for trading tools, charts, publications, educational courses and other resources. We are privately-held and independent.

Oil and Gas Data (Bloomberg Energy)

Bloomberg connects influential decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. Our strength – quickly and accurately delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology – is at the core of everything we do. With over 15,000 employees in 192 locations, we deliver business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Oil and Gas Data (CNN Financial Network)

The world’s largest business website, CNNMoney is the online home of FORTUNE and MONEY magazines, and serves as CNN’s exclusive business site.

Oil, Gas, and Derivative Prices and Futures

Free daily natural gas news, prices, storage report, electricity and power news.

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Advanced Resources International (ARI) is a research and consulting firm providing services related to unconventional gas (coalbed methane – CBM, gas shales, tight sands), enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and carbon sequestration (CO2 sequestration).
ARI’s services bring together depth of experience, industry insights and analytic capabilities for the benefit of our worldwide clientele. Our clients include major, independent and national oil and gas companies, coal producers and utilities, technology and service providers, legal and financial firms, research organizations, consortia and academia, policy groups, and governments.


IHS is a global information company with world-class experts in the pivotal areas shaping today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. We employ more than 5,500 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

Natural Gas Weekly Update

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

North American Rotary Rigs

Analysis, planning, forecast and data services for energy producers and consumers.

Oil and Gas Center

Oil and Gas News, Opinion and Analysis

Oil and Gas Data (New York Merchantile Exchange)

Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. We provide the widest range of benchmark futures and options products available on any exchange, covering all major asset classes. Our collective vision is one of ongoing global growth, innovative product development, continually enhanced technology and the highest level of service available on any exchange.


Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information, and a premier source of benchmark price assessments for those commodity markets. Since 1909, Platts has provided information and insights that help customers make sound trading and business decisions and enable the markets to perform with greater transparency and efficiency.

US Natural Gas Markets: Mid-Term Prospects for Natural Gas Supply

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

This Week in Petroleum (EIA)

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

Oil and Gas News and Media

Dallas Morning News

Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News is Texas’ leading news and print media company, a subsidiary of A.H. Belo Cooperation (NYSE:AHC). Its portfolio of print and digital products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million people and includes online news and information sites; iPhone, Android and iPad apps; The Dallas Morning News (, Al Día (, the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas; neighborsgo (, a consumer-generated community news outlet; and Briefing, the free, home-delivered quick-read.

Energy Tribune

Our motto is “Leading the debate. Beating the Street.” We publish on the Web to help you understand the key issues in the energy sector. We publish because we have strongly held beliefs about energy.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a major U.S. daily newspaper serving Fort Worth and the western half of the North Texas area known as the Metroplex. Its area of domination is checked by its main rival, The Dallas Morning News, which is published from the eastern half of the Metroplex. It is owned by The McClatchy Company.


Energy news is vitally important to just about every reader (whether they realize it or not). is meant to be one-stop shopping for all things energy. The nuts and bolts of how energy is made and the complexity of energy policy may be foreign to many. But as the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows, it can have an impact on everyone.

NGI’s Shale Daily

NGI’s Shale Daily is the first daily publication devoted exclusively to the shale revolution that is rewriting the energy outlook in North America. For its new publication, NGI has drawn upon its 30 years experience surveying and publishing natural gas prices to develop the first natural gas Shale Price Indices (SPI) for 11 key unconventional resource plays in North America. NGI’s Shale Daily also includes the first unconventional rig count table and chart. Read news reports on new discoveries and production trends, infrastructure buildout and processing, what industry leaders are saying, the facts and figures from company earnings reports, analyst commentary, and government politics and policies affecting the shale gas and oil developments in North America.

No Hot Air – Unconventional Wisdom Market Intelligence

Shale Gas refers to the Natural Gas trapped within the sedimentary Shale rock formations and is found abundantly in many regions of the World. Recent advances in technology such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have meant that access to this valuable resource is now viable.

Nick Grealy, principal and publisher of No Hot Air since 2008 has been highlighting the sudden emergence and predicting a future permanence of secure, scalable and affordable gas supply from the start, at a time when most of the world’s energy policy was built on a view of gas as being both finite and expensive. Shale has already changed the game across the energy industry in North America. Even today, electricity production using nuclear, large-scale renewables and Coal Carbon Capture and Storage are centrepieces of UK energy policy, but not for much longer.

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The Times-Tribune Gas Drilling News

The Times-Tribune is a morning newspaper serving the Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S. area. It is owned by the Lynett family and their company, Times-Shamrock Communications. On Sundays the paper is published as The Sunday Times.

US Oil and Gas State Agencies

Alabama State Oil & Gas Board

The Geological Survey of Alabama, established in 1848, provides service and information to Alabama and its citizens as a natural resource data gathering and research agency. As part of its mission, GSA explores and evaluates the mineral, water, energy, biological, and other natural resources of the State of Alabama and conducts basic and applied research in these fields.

Alaska Division of Oil and Gas

The Alaska Division of Oil & Gas is responsible for the leasing of state lands for oil, gas, and geothermal exploration. We do this by implementing innovative new programs to encourage exploration on state and private lands, and by working with other agencies, local communities, and industry to fulfill the Alaska Constitution’s mandate to “encourage the settlement of its land and the development of its resources by making them available for maximum use consistent with the public interest.” The Alaska Constitution also calls on us to utilize and develop our natural resources “on the sustained yield principle, subject to preferences among beneficial uses.”

Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

The Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the State of Alaska. It is established under the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Act (AS 31). Its regulatory authority is outlined in Title 20, Chapter 25 of the Administrative Code.

The Commission oversees oil and gas drilling, development and production, reservoir depletion and metering operations on all lands subject to the state’s police powers.
The Commission acts to prevent waste, protect correlative rights, improve ultimate recovery and protect underground freshwater. It administers the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program for enhanced oil recovery and underground disposal of oil field waste in Alaska. It serves as an adjudicatory forum for resolving certain oil and gas disputes between owners, including the state. The Commission carries forth statutory mandates consistent with the protection of health, safety and the environment. It strives for cooperation with industry, while maintaining well-defined and essential regulatory requirements.

Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

The AZOGCC has statutory responsibility to regulate the drilling for and production of oil, gas, helium, carbon dioxide, and geothermal resources.

The AZOGCC consists of five members appointed by the Governor and one ex-officio member, the State Land Commissioner. The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) provides administrative and staff support. Current Commission members include J. Dale Nations, Tucson, Chairman; Stephen R. Cooper, Casa Grande; Frank Thorwald, Show Low; Robert L. Wagner, Mesa; and Vanessa Hickman, ex-officio member and State Land Commissioner. Steven L. Rauzi is the administrator. Please address all inquiries to Steve at 520-770-3500.

Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission

The purpose of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission is to serve the public regarding oil and gas matters, prevent waste, encourage conservation, and protect the correlative rights of ownership associated with the production of oil, natural gas and brine, while protecting the environment during the production process, through the regulation and enforcement of the laws of the State of Arkansas.

California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) was formed in 1915 to address the needs of the state, local governments, and industry by regulating statewide oil and gas activities with uniform laws and regulations. The Division supervises the drilling, operation, maintenance, and plugging and abandonment of onshore and offshore oil, gas, and geothermal wells, preventing damage to: (1) life, health, property, and natural resources; (2) underground and surface waters suitable for irrigation or domestic use; and (3) oil, gas, and geothermal reservoirs. Division requirements encourage wise development of California’s oil, gas, and geothermal resources while protecting the environment.

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

The mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is to foster the responsible development of Colorado’s oil and gas natural resources. The COGCC seeks to serve, solicit participation from, and maintain working relationships with all those having an interest in Colorado’s oil and gas natural resources.

Florida Geological Survey

The Florida Geological Survey (FGS) is the only agency in the State of Florida which collects, stores, interprets, maintains, and publishes geologic and hydrogeologic data from throughout the State. Regional agencies, counties, and cities do not have the data-base or the expertise to justify their own geologic programs. They have relied on the State Geological Survey for this kind of assistance for 100 years. The FGS maintains a well- cuttings and core repository which includes samples collected from over 18,000 drill holes throughout the state. Academia is not the place for an applied earth science program as proven by the experiences of all fifty states and our collective experience from the last century. Universities (including state universities) historically focus on teaching, and research of interest to the current faculty which can result in peer acknowledgement. Their organizations are not set up for long term institutional memory and data maintenance or agency support. In addition, because they have not historically been “applied” programs, they have little current expertise regarding applied geologic programs which is the forte of State Geological Surveys.

Illinois Division of Oil and Gas

The Oil and Gas Division is one of four divisions within the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals. Created in 1941, the Division of Oil & Gas is the regulatory authority in Illinois for permitting, drilling, operating, and plugging oil and gas production wells. The Division implements the Illinois Oil and Gas Act and enforces standards for the construction and operation of related production equipment and facilities.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Citizens of all colors and creeds make the State of Illinois a great place to live and work. Here at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency we are charged with helping to ensure that all families are protected from adverse effects from air, land and water pollution. Watch for future posts throughout the month as we highlight African-American successes in environmental protection and in other endeavors throughout the country.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is Mother Nature’s right-hand man. The state agency is charged with protecting, enhancing, and preserving Indiana’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To this end, it conducts many tasks, including maintaining state parks, forests, and recreation areas; protecting Indiana’s water resources; solving soil erosion and sediment problems; supporting healthy fish and wildlife populations; and conducting hunter, boater, snowmobile, and trapper education. Additionally, it inspects and licenses nursery stock; and inspects and certifies international grain and plant shipments. The agency is also in charge of the Indiana State Museum and nearly 20 historic sites.

Indiana Division of Oil and Gas

We, the employees of the Division of Oil and Gas, are dedicated to professional public service through the effective administration of Indiana’s oil and gas exploration and production laws. We are committed to encouraging the responsible development of Indiana’s oil and gas resources in a manner that will prevent waste, encourage the greatest economic recovery of oil and gas, protect the correlative rights of owners, protect human health and safety, protect the environment.

Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission is a multi-state government agency that is passionate about advancing the quality of life for all Americans. However, without energy, the quality of life we enjoy today would not exist. That’s why the Commission works to ensure our nation’s oil and natural gas resources are conserved and maximized while protecting health, safety and the environment.

Kansas Corporation Commission

The economic, legal, and managerial missions of the Kansas Corporation Commission are to protect the public interest through impartial, efficient, and transparent resolution of all jurisdictional issues; and by participating in other forums and tribunals where articulated state policy objectives are at issue. The agency shall: regulate rates, services and safety of public utilities, common carriers, and motor carriers; regulate oil and gas production by protecting correlative rights, environmental resources, and energy storage; and promote energy-related programs.

Kentucky Division of Oil and Gas Conservation

The Division of Oil and Gas currently employs 14 field inspectors, three field supervisors and nine administrative staff personnel. The field inspectors are assigned to five district offices to inspect all crude oil and natural gas well sites, gathering lines and tank battery storage facilities in Kentucky.

Louisiana Department of Enviromental Quality

The agency has regional offices located across the state with headquarters in the Galvez Building, 602 North Fifth Street. The Galvez Building is part of Capitol Park, a collection of new facilities in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge. The building is named for Spaniard Bernardo de Galvez, one of Louisiana’s most colorful governors, who drove the British from Baton Rouge in 1779 when Spain still owned most of the Louisiana territory.

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

DNR is one of twenty departments under the executive branch of state government. It was created in 1976 by R.S. 36:351. The executive officer of DNR is the Secretary, who is appointed by the Governor. Along with the Office of the Secretary there are three primary offices of the department. They are the Office of Coastal Management, the Office of Conservation, and the Office of Mineral Resources.

Louisiana Office of Conservation

The Office of Conservation is charged with conserving and regulating oil, gas, and lignite resources of the state. This statutory responsibility is to regulate the exploration and production of oil, gas and other hydrocarbons and lignite; to control and allocate energy supplies and distribution; and to protect public safety and the environment from oilfield waste, including regulation of underground injection and disposal practices.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources leads Maryland in securing a sustainable future for our environment, society, and economy by preserving, protecting, restoring, and enhancing the State’s natural resources.

Maryland Department of the Environment

In 1987, the Maryland Department of the Environment was created to protect and preserve the state’s air, water and land resources and safeguard the environmental health of Maryland’s citizens. MDE’s duties also encompass enforcement of environmental laws and regulations, long-term planning and research. MDE provides technical assistance to Maryland industry and communities for pollution and growth issues and environmental emergencies.

Michigan Department of Enviromental Quality

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality promotes wise management of Michigan’s air, land, and water resources to support a sustainable environment, healthy communities, and vibrant economy.

Michigan Public Service Commission

The mission of the Michigan Public Service Commission is to grow Michigan’s economy and enhance the quality of life of its communities by assuring safe and reliable energy, telecommunications, and transportation services at reasonable rates.

Mississippi Department of Enviromental Quality

The mission of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of present and future generations of Mississippians by conserving and improving our environment and fostering wise economic growth through focused research and responsible regulation.

Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board

The Program Objective of the State Oil and Gas Board is to promulgate and enforce rules to regulate and promote oil and gas drilling, production and storage so as to protect the coequal and correlative rights of all owners of interests; and to promulgate and enforce rules to regulate the disposal of nonhazardous oil field waste in an environmentally safe manner consistent with federal and state regulations.

Missouri Department of Conservation

MDC protects and manages Missouri’s fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was created under state reorganization July 1, 1974. The department serves all the state’s citizens through its involvement in environmental and resource-related issues of the day. The department deals with the critical area of energy, helps develop mineral resources in an environmentally safe manner, protects Missouri’s land, air and water resources and works to preserve the state’s historic and natural heritage through state parks and state historic sites. Read more about our department history in our winter 2004 issue of the Missouri Resources Magazine.

Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation

The MBOGC is a quasi-judicial body that is attached to the DNRC for administrative purposes only. It maintains its principle office at 2535 St. Johns Avenue in Billings and has an administrative office in Helena and a field ofice in Shelby. Board Field inpectors work from their homes at several locations throughout the oil producing areas of Eastern Montana.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality’s mission is to protect, sustain, and improve a clean and healthful environment to benefit present and future generations.

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

“Helping to ensure that Montana’s land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations” is the mission of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC).

First established in 1971 as a result of the Executive Reorganization Act of 1971, the DNRC provides leadership in managing the state’s natural resources. It is presently responsible for promoting the stewardship of Montana’s water, soil, forest, and rangeland resources; for regulating forest practices and oil and gas exploration and production. In the past eight years, the agency has generated $425 million for Montana school children through the sound management of state lands.

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality was created pursuant to passage of the Nebraska Environmental Protection Act in 1971. Although the Department has grown and been given additional responsibilities over the years, its ongoing mission has remained the same – the protection of Nebraska’s air, land and water resources. Presently, the Agency is authorized a staffing level of 215 full-time employees.

Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was founded in 1959. Its mission is to foster, encourage and promote the development, production and utilization of natural resources of oil and gas in the state. The mission will be accomplished in such a manner as will prevent waste, protect correlative rights of all owners, and encourage and authorize secondary recovery, pressure maintenance, cycling, or recycling, in order that the greatest ultimate recovery of oil and gas may be obtained within the state while protecting the environment. To this end the landowners, producers, and the general public will realize and enjoy the greatest possible good from these vital, irreplaceable natural resources.

Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources

The Nevada Division of Minerals, a part of the Commission on Mineral Resources, is responsible for administering programs and activities to promote, advance, and protect mining and the development and production of petroleum and geothermal resources in Nevada. The Division’s mission is to conduct activities to further the responsible development and production of the State’s mineral resources to benefit and promote the welfare of the people of Nevada. The seven-member Commission on Mineral Resources is a public body appointed by the Governor and directs mineral-related policy for the Division and advises the Governor and Legislature on matters relating to mineral resources. The Division focuses its efforts on three main areas: Industry relations and public affairs; regulation of oil, gas, and geothermal drilling activities and well operations; and abandoned mine lands.

Nevada Department of Environmental Protection

Our mission is to preserve and enhance the environment of the state in order to protect public health, sustain healthy ecosystems, and contribute to a vibrant economy.

New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources, established by legislation in 1927, is a service and research division of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM Tech). We serve as the geological survey for the State of New Mexico.

New Mexico Corporation Commission

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) regulates the utilities, telecommunications, motor carriers and insurance industries to ensure fair and reasonable rates, and to assure reasonable and adequate services to the public as provided by law.

New Mexico Environment Department

The New Mexico Environment Department was established under the provisions set forth in the Department of the Environment Act by the 40th. Legislature, enacted July 1, 1991 (Laws of 1991, Chapter 25). The Department’s mission is to provide the highest quality of life throughout the state by promoting a safe, clean and productive environment.

New Mexico Water Resources (USGS Site)

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.

Mission: “To conserve, improve and protect New York’s natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being.”

DEC’s goal is to achieve this mission through the simultaneous pursuit of environmental quality, public health, economic prosperity and social well-being, including environmental justice and the empowerment of individuals to participate in environmental decisions that affect their lives.

New York Division of Mineral Resources

The Division of Mineral Resources is responsible for ensuring the environmentally sound, economic development of New York’s non-renewable energy and mineral resources for the benefit of current and future generations. To carry out this mission, we regulate the extraction of oil and gas, and require the reclamation of land after mining.

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the lead stewardship agency for the preservation and protection of North Carolina’s outstanding natural resources.

North Carolina Division of Land Resources

We believe that the natural resources of North Carolina enhance the quality of life of its citizens, providing the foundation for growth and prosperity. Their wise use enables present and future generations to have an opportunity for a versatile and generous environment.

North Carolina Geological Survey

The North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) examines, describes and maps the geology and mineral resources of North Carolina and publishes these findings in NCGS reports and maps. The NCGS administers cooperative geologic mapping agreements with the US Geological Survey, other federal agencies such as the National Park Service, and other state and local government agencies.

North Dakota Geological Study

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides the Nation with reliable, impartial earth science information to describe and understand the Earth. In North Dakota, the USGS collects data and conducts interpretive investigations in cooperation with more than 30 local, State, and Federal agencies and Indian Tribes. These basic data and issue-relevant investigations provide the types of information on water, biological, energy, and mineral resources that are needed on a continuing basis by those who are responsible for managing the State’s natural resources.

North Dakota Industrial Commission

The Oil and Gas Division regulates the drilling and production of oil and gas in North Dakota. Our mission is to encourage and promote the development, production, and utilization of oil and gas in the state in such a manner as will prevent waste, maximize economic recovery, and fully protect the correlative rights of all owners to the end that the landowners, the royalty owners, the producers, and the general public realize the greatest possible good from these vital natural resources.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Owns and manages more than 400000 acres of land, licenses all hunting, fishing and watercraft in Ohio.

Ohio Division of Mineral Resources Management

The division provides for the safe and environmentally sound development and restoration of mineral and fossil fuel extraction sites.
Diverse and comprehensive programs address the environmental and safety aspects of the coal and mineral mining, and oil and gas extraction industries, while maintaining high standards of regulatory effectiveness.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is a trusted leader and environmental steward using innovation, quality service and public involvement to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all Ohioans.

Everyone needs clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. We want to keep our environment clean, but we enjoy modern conveniences that create pollution, like air emissions from electric plants and automobiles and hazardous waste like leftover paint and cleaning chemicals.

Ohio Geological Survey

The ODNR Division of Geological Survey is the state’s oldest natural resources agency, established by the state legislature in 1837 as the Geological Survey of Ohio.
Commonly referred to as the Ohio Geological Survey, the division has been in continuous operation since 1900 and is one of the seven originally chartered divisions of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which was created by the legislature in 1949.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission

The Commission is a regulatory agency for the State of Oklahoma with emphasis on the Fuel, Oil and Gas, Public Utilities, and Transportation Industries.

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

The mission of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is to enhance the quality of life in Oklahoma and protect the health of its citizens by protecting, preserving and restoring the water, land and air of the state, thus fostering a clean, attractive, healthy, prosperous and sustainable environment.

Oklahoma Energy Resources Board

In 1993, leaders representing Oklahoma’s oil producers and royalty owners, working with the Oklahoma State Legislature, formed the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. Oklahoma’s natural gas producers joined soon after. Our mission — to use the strength of Oklahoma’s greatest industry to improve the lives of all Oklahomans through education and restoration.

Oklahoma Geological Survey

The Oklahoma Geological Survey is a state agency for research and public service located on the Norman Campus of the University of Oklahoma and affiliated with the OU College of Earth and Energy. The Survey is chartered in the Oklahoma Constitution and is charged with investigating the state’s land, water, mineral, and energy resources and disseminating the results of those investigations to promote the wise use of Oklahoma’s natural resources consistent with sound environmental practices.

Oregon Department of Enviromental Quality

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon’s environment.

DEQ’s mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land and water.

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries was created in 1937, and is Oregon’s centralized source of geologic information. It produces maps and reports that can be used by the public and by government to reduce the loss of life and property due to geologic hazards and to manage geologic resources, including water. It helps Oregonians understand and prepare for earthquakes, tsunamis, coastal erosion, landslides, floods, and other geologic hazards. It is lead regulator for geologic resources (oil; gas; geothermal energy; metallic and industrial minerals; and sand, gravel, and crushed stone), with attention paid to environmental, reclamation, conservation, and related economic, engineering, and technical issues. The department provides geologic data to assist in policy development through publications and release of electronic data, and through department participation in and coordination with state, federal, and local governmental natural resource agencies as well as with industry and other private sector groups.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

DCNR’s mission is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ enjoyment. Find out how we do it.

Pennsylvania Bureau of Oil and Gas Management

The Bureau of Oil and Gas Management is responsible for the statewide oil and gas conservation and environmental programs to facilitate the safe exploration, development, recovery of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas reservoirs in a manner that will protect the Commonwealth’s natural resources and the environment. The bureau develops policy and programs for the regulation of oil and gas development and production pursuant to the Oil and Gas Act, the Coal and Gas Resource Coordination Act, and the Oil and Gas Conservation Law; oversees the oil and gas permitting and inspection programs; develops statewide regulation and standards; conducts training programs for industry; and works with the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission and the Technical Advisory Board.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

The Department of Environmental Protection’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. We will work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources.

Texas Bureau of Economic Geology

The Bureau of Economic Geology, established in 1909, is the oldest research unit at The University of Texas at Austin. The Bureau, part of The John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, also functions as the State Geological Survey. The Bureau not only curates the largest volume of subsurface core and cuttings in the United States at three world-class centers located in Houston, Austin, and Midland, but also runs a major Texas well log library, with nearly 1 million well records on file. The Bureau serves as the Regional Lead Organization for the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council and Managing Organization for the Advanced Energy Consortium. Centers include the Gulf Coast Carbon Center and Center for Energy Economics. Bureau reports, maps, and other publications are available for a nominal price.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is the environmental agency for the state. We have approximately 2,760 employees, 16 regional offices, and a $342 million operating budget for the 2013 fiscal year (including both baseline and contingency appropriations).

Texas Railroad Commission

The Railroad Commission of Texas was established in 1891 under a constitutional and legislative mandate to prevent discrimination in railroad charges and establish reasonable tariffs. It is the oldest regulatory agency in the state and one of the oldest of its kind in the nation.

Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Indian Affairs (IA) is the oldest bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. Established in 1824, IA currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. There are 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives in the United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is responsible for the administration and management of 55 million surface acres and 57 million acres of subsurface minerals estates held in trust by the United States for American Indian, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) provides education services to approximately 42,000 Indian students.

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may best be described as a small agency with a big mission: To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. It administers more public land – over 245 million surface acres – than any other Federal agency in the United States. Most of this land is located in the 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also manages 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.

Chemical Safety Board

The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the agency’s board members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

Department of Energy (DOE)

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

Department of Interior

The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.

Department of Transportation, Office of Pipeline Safety

PHMSA’s mission is to protect people and the environment from the risks inherent in transportation of hazardous materials – by pipeline and other modes of transportation.

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

Environmental Council of the States

The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) is the national non-profit, non-partisan association of state and territorial environmental agency leaders. ECOS was established in December 1993 at a meeting of approximately 20 states in Phoenix, Arizona and is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.

The purpose of ECOS is to improve the capability of state environmental agencies and their leaders to protect and improve human health and the environment of the United States of America.

Environmental Protection Agency

When Congress writes an environmental law, we implement it by writing regulations. Often, we set national standards that states and tribes enforce through their own regulations. If they fail to meet the national standards, we can help them. We also enforce our regulations, and help companies understand the requirements.

Environmental Protection Agency Oil Program

In 2004, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) was created in the EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). OEM integrates the functions of the former Superfund Emergency Response Program, Oil Spill Prevention Program, and Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office.

EPA Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Site

The Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule includes requirements for oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response to prevent oil discharges to navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. The rule requires specific facilities to prepare, amend, and implement SPCC Plans. The SPCC rule is part of the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation, which also includes the Facility Response Plan (FRP) rule.

Federal Energy Bar Association

The Energy Bar Association (EBA) is a non-profit voluntary association of attorneys, non-attorney professionals, and students, whose mission is to promote the professional excellence and ethical integrity of its members in the practice, administration, and development of energy laws, regulations and policies. Established in 1946 as the Federal Power Bar Association, the Association generally was focused on those lawyers practicing energy regulatory law at the federal level. In 1977, the organization changed its name to the Federal Energy Bar Association to reflect the name change of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Today, the Energy Bar Association is an international, non-profit association of members active in all areas of energy law. It has approximately 2600 members, six formal chapters accross the U.S. and an increasing number of members across the United States and Canada.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 gave FERC additional responsibilities as outlined in FERC’s Top Initiatives and updated Strategic Plan.

Federal Government Federal Statistics

FedStats, which has been available to the public since 1997, provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capablilties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information.

Fossil Energy Online – DOE

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

General Land Office Records

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may best be described as a small agency with a big mission: To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. It administers more public land – over 245 million surface acres – than any other Federal agency in the United States. Most of this land is located in the 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also manages 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.

Directory of United States federal, state and local government websites. Links to official executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.

Mineral Management Service (MMS)

BOEM is responsible for managing environmentally and economically responsible development of the nation’s offshore resources. Its functions will include offshore leasing, resource evaluation, review and administration of oil and gas exploration and development plans, renewable energy development, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and environmental studies.

National Archives and Records Administration

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The OSH Act covers employers and their employees either directly through federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved state program. State programs must meet or exceed federal OSHA standards for workplace safety and health.

THOMAS (Legislative Information)

THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings.

United States Senate

The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives makes up the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution.[1] Each U.S. state is represented by two senators, regardless of population, who serve staggered six-year terms. The chamber of the United States Senate is located in the north wing of the Capitol, in Washington, D.C., the national capital. The House of Representatives convenes in the south wing of the same building.

United State Department of Treasury

T he Treasury Department is the executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the United States. The Department is responsible for a wide range of activities such as advising the President on economic and financial issues, encouraging sustainable economic growth, and fostering improved governance in financial institutions. The Department of the Treasury operates and maintains systems that are critical to the nation’s financial infrastructure, such as the production of coin and currency, the disbursement of payments to the American public, revenue collection, and the borrowing of funds necessary to run the federal government. The Department works with other federal agencies, foreign governments, and international financial institutions to encourage global economic growth, raise standards of living, and to the extent possible, predict and prevent economic and financial crises. The Treasury Department also performs a critical and far-reaching role in enhancing national security by implementing economic sanctions against foreign threats to the U.S., identifying and targeting the financial support networks of national security threats, and improving the safeguards of our financial systems.

United States Geological Survey

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

Oil and Gas Industry Associations

Alaska Oil and Gas Association

The Alaska Oil & Gas Association (AOGA ) is a non-profit trade association that represents the majority of oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, refining and marketing activities in Alaska.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The membership of AAPG includes geologists, geophysicists, CEOs, managers, consultants, students and academicians. The purpose of the organization is to foster scientific research, advance the science of geology, promote technology and inspire high professional conduct.

American Association of Professional Landman (AAPL)

Established in 1956, the American Association of Professional Landmen is a professional organization that unites approximately 17,000 landmen and land-related persons through professional development and service. AAPL serves as the voice of the landman profession and continually seeks to foster industry cooperation through proactive legislative advocacy.

AAPL is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and has 46 affiliated local associations throughout the United States and Canada. Members work for major oil companies, for large and small independent companies and as self-employed independent landmen.

ADAM Energy Forum

ADAM’s Endeavor is to provide members and guests with opportunities to meet and interact with others involved in oil and gas transactions and to create efficiencies through shared information and ideas.

America’s Natural Gas Alliance

America’s Natural Gas Alliance exists to promote the economic, environmental and national security benefits of greater use of clean, abundant, domestic natural gas. We represent 27 of North America’s largest independent natural gas exploration and production companies and the leading developers of the shale plays now transforming the clean energy landscape.

American Gas Association

The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 71 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 92 percent — more than 65 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States’ energy needs.

American Petroleum Institute

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.

American Royalty Council

Located in the heart of the oil patch, the AMERICAN ROYALTY COUNCIL, Inc. (“ARC”) has now been established! After many hours of discussion, a group in Oklahoma City incorporated the AMERICAN ROYALTY COUNCIL, Inc. It is a 501.c(6) non-profit corporation.

Based upon years of experience, this Council has the ability to promote the production of domestic oil and gas for the benefits of all who own a portion of the revenue stream. Our goal is to address issues that maximize the return on the value of our domestic natural resources as they compete against global assets.

Association of Desk & Derrick Clubs

The Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs celebrates 60 years of service to members and the energy industry. A non-profit organization for almost 2,500 individuals employed in or affiliated with the petroleum, energy and allied industries, there are 59 clubs in 7 regions throughout the United States and Canada.

Association of Energy Service Companies

The AESC was established in 1956 as the Association of Oilwell Servicing Contractors (AOSC). Over the years, the industry and the association evolved to comprise more industry services and products. In 1996, the organization changed its name to the Association of Energy Service Companies in order to better reflect the interests of the total energy service industry.

For more than five decades, the AESC has operated through a network of national committees and local chapters, who address safety, technology, environmental, insurance, governmental, training, oilfield theft, and other issues of common concern.

California Independent Petroleum Associations (CIPA)

The California Independent Petroleum Association (CIPA) is a non-profit, non-partisan trade association representing approximately 450 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies operating in California.

Coalbed Natural Gas Alliance

The Coalbed Natural Gas Alliance’s mission is to inform, communicate with and engage all stakeholders about coalbed natural gas development within the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming.

A steward of the land, CBNGA cooperates with community leaders to make the places we live, work and play better places to be.

Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Founded in 1984, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s (COGA) mission is to foster and promote the beneficial, efficient, responsible and environmentally sound development, production and use of Colorado oil and natural gas.

COGA is a nationally recognized trade association that aggressively promotes the expansion of Rocky Mountain natural gas markets, supply, and transportation infrastructure through its growing and diverse membership.

Dallas Association of Petroleum Landman (DAPL)

The purpose of DAPL is to further the education, knowledge and interest of the practicing Land Professional in current problems that confront the oil and gas industry in its exploration, development, and the production of energy derived from hydrocarbons; to promote more effective public relations on industrial, community and governmental levels and, when deemed advisable by the Board of Directors, to express the Association’s position with regard to matters affecting the oil and gas industry; to promote the Code of Ethics as set forth in Article XV; to promote social opportunities for its members.

Dallas Geological Society (DGS)

Founded in 1919, The Dallas Geological Society a constituent member of the Southwest Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and, as a non-profit entity, strives to advance the professional interests of all geoscientists in the Dallas area, regardless of the geoscientific discipline they practice or the industry in which they serve. The DGS currently serves over 600 members. DGS cooperates with other geological organizations such as the Geological Society of America (GSA), the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, the American Geophysical Union, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the Dallas Geophysical Society to provide information and services to our members. The Dallas Geological Society has close coordination ties with Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute (EMGI).

East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen (ETAPL)

We are non-profit, professional organization founded in 1951 in Tyler, Texas for the purpose of promoting the Landman profession, arranging and coordinating educational and social events for members and contributing to social needs of the East Texas area. We have approximately 700 active members located primarily in East Texas. Our members represent oil and gas businesses ranging from very large oil companies to the independent landman.

Energy and Mineral Law Foundation

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is a national nonprofit educational organization which fosters the study of the laws and regulations related to natural resource development and energy use. The Foundation is an Accredited Provider of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education programs, AAPL and other professional recertification credits, and provides opportunities for professional development through committee participation, program planning, public speaking and publishing of original work.

Fort Worth Association of Professional Landman (FWAPL)

FWAPL’s mission is to promote the highest standards of performance for all members, to advance their stature and to encourage sound stewardship of energy and mineral resources. FWAPL will also provide social and community service events for its members’ participation to promote fellowship and involvement in the community.

Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL)

Welcome to the Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL). We are a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1946 for the purpose of: promoting the landman profession, arranging and coordinating educational and social events for members and contributing to social needs of the Houston community. We number approximately 1700 active members located primarily in the Houston, Texas area. Our members represent oil and gas businesses ranging from very large oil companies to the independent landmen.

Illinois Oil & Gas Association (IOGA)

The Illinois Oil & Gas Association was organized in 1944 to provide an agency through which oil and gas producers, land owners, royalty owners, and others who may be directly or indirectly affected by or interested in oil and gas development and production in Illinois, may protect, preserve and advance their common interests.

Independent Petroleum Association of America

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) has represented independent oil and natural gas producers for three-quarters of a century. On June 10, 1929, President Herbert Hoover called a national and state conference to discuss and formulate a practical program for the conservation of America’s natural petroleum resources. At that historic meeting at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, oil operators, royalty owners, and land owners alike formed a new national association, the IPAA.

Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States

The Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States (IPAMS) is a regional, non-profit trade association that focuses on energy and public lands issues in the thirteen-state Intermountain West of the United States. Founded in 1974, IPAMS represents about 400 independent natural gas and oil producers, service and supply companies, banking and financial institutions and industry consultants. Ninety percent of the natural gas wells in America are developed by companies whose names are often unknown. These companies, known as independents, are small businesses that don’t have refining and retail operations such as gas stations.

International Association of Drilling Contractors

IADC’s mission is to advance drilling and completion technology; improve industry health, safety, environmental and training practices; and champion sensible regulations and legislation which facilitate safe and efficient drilling.

Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association

Founded in 1937, the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA) is a nonprofit member organization representing independent oil and natural gas producers in Kansas, as well as allied service and supply companies. The purpose of KIOGA as stated in the original articles of incorporation, is “. . . to improve the market for oil and gas produced in Kansas and to promote the welfare of the oil and gas industry in the State of Kansas.”

Louisiana Independent Oil & Gas Association (LIOGA)

LOGA (known before 2006 as LIOGA) was organized in 1992 to represent the Independent and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana; this representation includes exploration, production and oilfield services. Our primary goal is to provide our industry with a working environment that will enhance the industry. LOGA services its membership by creating incentives for Louisiana’s oil & gas industry, warding off tax increases, changing existing burdensome regulations, and educating the public and government of the importance of the oil and gas industry in the state of Louisiana.

Michael Late Benedum Chapter American Association of Professional Landmen

The American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) is an international organization with members throughout the United States and Canada. It’s purpose is to represent men and women engaged in all forms of land matters within the oil, gas and mineral industries. Particular emphasis is placed on ethics, education and public involvement.

In pursuit of its high educational goals, AAPL sponsors various educational programs throughout the membership year. These workshops and seminars cover a wide range of topics. The regularly scheduled seminar, Comprehensive Land Practices Review, prepares qualified candidates for the examination required to become a Certified Professional Landman (CPL), an association certification denoting expertise and professionalism for persons in the land business.

Michigan Oil and Gas Association (MOGA)

The Michigan Oil And Gas Association (MOGA) represents the exploration, drilling, production, transportation, processing and storage of crude oil and natural gas in the State of Michigan. MOGA has nearly 1,000 members of which includes independent oil companies, major oil companies, and the exploration arms of various utility companies.

Mississippi Geological Society

The Mississippi Geological Society is a Gulf Coast geological society that is based in Jackson Mississippi and promotes the pursuit of geological efforts in the State of Mississippi.

Mountain States Legal Foundation

Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) is a nonprofit, public interest legal foundation dedicated to individual liberty, the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government and free enterprise system. It is an Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) entity incorporated in the State of Colorado.

National Association of Division Order Analysts

Division Order Analysts, like many other professionals, are a unique group of individuals for whom a job description is not easily obtained. The Division Order Analyst may be employed on a contract or permanent basis by a small independent, a major corporation, an oil and/or gas purchaser, a mineral owner or trust department. Furthermore, the Division Order Analyst may specialize in a particular geographic area or department. No matter what the duties, however, the Division Order Analyst is responsible in some manner for the proper distribution of revenues obtained from oil and/or gas production or other mineral deposits, which includes the ongoing maintenance of the mineral ownership of those wells. We possess a wealth of knowledge in land and mineral title work.

National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO)

For more than 25 years, the National Association of EnergyRSS Service Companies has been the preeminent national trade organization representing and promoting the energy efficiency industry in the marketplace, the media, and the government both at the state and federal level. Working with NAESCO allied trade groups, policy groups and customer representatives, NAESCO is a strong proponent of the use of energy efficiency as the first among all resources in developing a state, national, and global energy portfolio and an advocate for the delivery of cost effective energy services to all customer classes.

National Association of Lease and Title Analysts

NALTA is a volunteer organization. We provide opportunities for members to participate in various teams and committees while developing their leadership skills. Our site selection team introduces volunteers to contract negotiation and planning skills. The technology team is engaged with many committees. Our Election Committee secures qualified candidates for positions as Officers and Directors. The conference committee is composed of various internal committees who carve up the work associated with conducting our annual conference.

Being a volunteer allows members the chance to develop leadership skills, as well as refine existing managerial skills. These skills facilitate career advancing positions within the industry.

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

NARUC is the national association representing the State Public Service Commissioners who regulate essential utility services in your State. NARUC members are responsible for assuring reliable utility service at fair, just, and reasonable rates.

Founded in 1889, the Association is an invaluable resource for its members and the regulatory community, providing a venue to set and influence public policy, share best practices, and foster innovative solutions to improve regulation.

National Association of Royalty Owners

The mission of NARO is to encourage and promote exploration and production of minerals in the United States while preserving, protecting, advancing and representing the interests and rights of mineral and royalty owners through education, advocacy and assistance to our members, to NARO chapter organizations, to government bodies and to the public.

National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) is the only national non-profit organization whose membership includes the governor-designated energy officials from each state and territory. NASEO was formed by the states and through an agreement with the National Governors Association in 1986. The organization was created to improve the effectiveness and quality of state energy programs and policies, provide policy input and analysis, share successes among the states, and to be a repository of information on issues of particular concern to the states and their citizens. NASEO is an instrumentality of the states and derives basic funding from the states and the federal government.

National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Association of State Treasurers and the Council of State Governments. The mission of NAUPA is to promote and support excellence and professionalism among those individuals charged with the responsibilities of unclaimed property administration and compliance. Members represent all states, the District of Columbia, and other international governmental entities. NAUPA provides a forum for continuing discussions regarding interstate cooperation, education, training, uniform laws, reporting requirements and increasing the public’s awareness of the role the states play in protecting and returning property to rightful owners.

National Petroleum Council

The National Petroleum Council is an American advisory committee representing oil and natural gas industry views to the United States Secretary of Energy.

New Mexico Oil & Gas Association

NMOGA is an association in which the accountability, integrity and professionalism of its members advance and advocate the cause of the industry. The dedication and high ethical values of members ensure that the association and what it represents act in the best interests of New Mexico, its people and its future.

New Orleans Geological Society

The New Orleans Geological Society was formed in 1941, with an initial membership of only 55. It has always been an active professional society and presently has a membership of 550. Below is a link to our constitution and some of the significant highlight’s in our society’s history.

Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association

Founded in 1955, the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association represents more than 2,500 individuals and companies from Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry.

Established by independent oil and natural gas producers hoping to provide a unified voice for the industry, the OIPA is the state’s largest oil and natural gas association and one of the industry’s strongest advocacy groups.

Oklahoma Geological Society

The Oklahoma City Geological Society, Inc. (OCGS) is made up of Geo-Scientists located around the globe. The majority of our members live in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area. Among other things, the OCGS maintains a major repository of geological data in our library, publishes the “Shale Shaker” Magazine and hosts numerous educational and social functions. The Oklahoma City Geologists Wives are an important adjunct to our society.

Oklahoma Marginal Well Commission

In the late 1980s, a group of producers met to establish an association called Save Our Strippers. Using the foresight of experience and raw data demonstrating the dramatic declines in crude oil production, the group expanded the idea of an association into the creation of a state agency dedicated to the advocacy of preserving our state’s number one natural resource – one that had reached an age of maturity that would require special attention for years to come.

Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landman

The Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landmen has served as a professional organization promoting fellowship of those involved in the petroleum and natural gas exploration business for over fifty years. Membership is available to all those involved in the oil and gas industry. Details can be found on Membership page from the menu above.

Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owners Association

Association serving independent petroleum producers of the Texas Panhandle.

Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Association

The Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania (PIOGA) is the principal nonprofit trade association representing Pennsylvania’s independent oil and natural gas producers, marketers, service companies and related businesses. PIOGA member companies drill and operate the majority of the state’s crude oil and natural gas, including the Marcellus Shale.

Permian Basin Landman’s Association

Founded in 1949, the Permian Basin Landmen’s Association (PBLA) currently has over 1,100 members. Approximately 70% of our members are located in West Texas, with the remaining one-third in Southeastern New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana Gulf Coast Area, as well as the Rocky Mountains and Mid-Atlantic states.

Permian Basin Petroleum Association

Built on a legacy: Formed in 1961 by a group of oilmen concerned about the federal government’s growing regulatory role, the Permian Basin Petroleum Association has grown from fewer than twenty members to more than 750 member companies. The largest regional oil and gas association in the U.S., the organization includes the men and women who work in the production of crude oil in the Permian Basin of west Texas and eastern New Mexico. The PBPA membership consists of some of the largest operators, as well as the smallest. It also numbers geologists, attorneys, accountants, doctors, editors, bankers and retailers among its members. The membership is so diverse because, in one way or another, everyone in the Permian Basin is involved in the petroleum business!

Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)

The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists is a nonprofit organization whose purposes are to promote interest in geology and allied sciences and their practical application, to foster scientific research and to encourage fellowship and cooperation among its members.
The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists is one of the largest associations of geologists in the United States. The RMAG is composed of earth scientists from industry, government, and academia encompassing a wide spectrum of backgrounds. All share a common interest in the geology of our Rocky Mountain area. Founded in 1922, the RMAG is one of the most active AAPG affiliates in the country.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (or SEG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the science of geophysics and the education of exploration geophysicists. The Society fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near-surface, and in mitigating earth hazards.

Society of Petroleum Engineers

We are the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. We offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the profession through our programs and activities and many of our accomplishments are driven by our dedicated members.

Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association

Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association (SOOGA) is a non-profit organization comprised of local producers and businesses involved in the oil and gas industry. Established in 1978, by local producers, SOOGA established a voice to address issues and concerns unique to the geographic area of the Mid-Ohio River Valley. Sixty-four companies attended the first organizational meeting and since then our membership has continued to steadily grow.

Southwest Kansas Royalty Owners Association

SWKROA is the strongest landowner organization in Kansas and one of the most successful mineral owner groups in the United States. SWKROA is totally devoted to representing mineral and royalty owner rights by the oil and gas industry, the Kansas legislature, and the news media as the authority on subjects dealing with mineral owners.

SWKROA is a nonprofit membership corporation existing under the laws of the State of Kansas and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a business league. Members of the Association are owners of mineral interests and of royalty payable to them as oil and gas lessors. The purpose of the Association is to promote the common business interests of such members.

Texas Alliance of Energy Producers

Based in the oil patch, the Alliance represents the interests of the oil and gas industry at both the state and federal levels of government. The Alliance’s commitment to ensuring that tomorrow’s energy policy will be one in which our members can grow and prosper.

Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association

TIPRO works with the Texas Legislature, Congress and regulatory agencies to preserve the ability to explore and produce oil and natural gas and to promote the general welfare of its members. We provide policymakers with essential information to help them understand the impact their decisions have. TIPRO also provides its members with information about legislative and regulatory changes affecting their businesses.

Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association

TLMA was created in 1999 by 54 founding members who wanted to create an entity which would maintain and strengthen property rights for all Texas and royalty owners while working to protect our land and water resources from the poorly regulated oil exploration industry.

Today we have over 1,200 annual members from across the state.

Texas Oil & Gas Association

Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) is a general, multipurpose trade association representing the Texas oil and gas industry. Founded in 1919, it is the oldest and largest organization in the state representing petroleum interests and continues to serve as the only organization in the state which embraces all segments of this industry.

Texas Pipeline Association

The Texas Pipeline Association is the largest and only state trade association in the country representing solely the interests of the intrastate pipeline network.

West Texas Geological Society

Welcome to the West Texas Geological Society website. We are individuals who share an interest in the geology of the Permian Basin. Our membership includes, but is certainly not limited to, people from the petroleum and environmental industries, as well as those doing research in the academic arena.

West Virginia Independent Oil and Gas Association

Formed in 1959, the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, Inc. is a statewide, non-profit trade association representing companies engaged in the extraction and production of natural gas and oil in West Virginia, and the companies and individuals which support extraction activities. IOGA WV was formed to promote and protect a strong, competitive and capable independent natural gas and oil producing industry in West Virginia.

Oil and Gas Royalty Information

API: Oil and Natural Gas Royalties

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.

Frequently Asked Questions about Selling Mineral Rights and Royalties

Clear Fork Royalty, LLC was formed in 2010 by oil and gas professionals with over 90 years of experience in the oil and gas business. Company executives have been in the exploration and production side of the business for many years. They have experience in oil and gas property evaluation and reserve determination, as well as geological review of non-producing properties and prospect creation.

Oil and Gas Lease and Royalty Information

In most countries of the world all mineral resources belong to the government. This includes all valuable rocks, minerals, oil or gas found on or within the Earth. Organizations or individuals in those countries cannot legally extract and sell any mineral commodity without first obtaining an authorization from the government.

Oil and Gas Industry Information

Arkansas County Data is the fastest and easiest way to access Arkansas county property information. From the convenience of your office or home you can research property sales histories, commercial and residential building descriptions, and legal descriptions.

Arkansas Land Ownership Records

Arkansas is a federal-land state. Lands were generally bought from the government or from other individuals. For government purchases, consult the Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office’s patent offices.

ConocoPhillips Crude Oil Price Bulletin

ConocoPhillips has a time-honored tradition of placing safety, health and environmental stewardship at the top of our operating priorities. This will not change as we move forward as an independent company. Our technical capability, asset quality and scale, and financial strength are unmatched among independent upstream companies and uniquely position us to compete anywhere in the world.

Oil and Gas Drilling Terms

BOEM is responsible for managing environmentally and economically responsible development of the nation’s offshore resources. Its functions will include offshore leasing, resource evaluation, review and administration of oil and gas exploration and development plans, renewable energy development, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and environmental studies.

BSEE is responsible for safety and environmental oversight of offshore oil and gas operations, including permitting and inspections, of offshore oil and gas operations. Its functions include the development and enforcement of safety and environmental regulations, permitting offshore exploration, development and production, inspections, offshore regulatory programs, oil spill response and newly formed training and environmental compliance programs.

EPA SPCC Program

EPA seeks to prevent, prepare for, and respond to oil spills that occur in and around inland waters of the United States. EPA is the lead federal response agency for oil spills occurring in inland waters, and the US Coast Guard is the lead response agency for spills in coastal waters and deepwater ports.


EnergyNet offers an easy-to-use oil and gas auction service that facilitates the sale of producing working interests (operated and non-operated), overrides, royalties, mineral interests, and non-producing leasehold. EnergyNet is a continuous oil and gas property marketplace with due diligence and bidding available 24/7/365, where auctions close weekly. Most of the properties EnergyNet sells are located in the lower 48 United States and typically range in value from $1,000 to $20,000,000. Using an Internet platform, EnergyNet allows buyers the flexibility and convenience of conducting their acquisition and divestment activities online.

Burmass: Permian Basin Oil and Gas Directory

Burmass has published its extensive yearly Permian Basin Oil and Gas directory for more than six decades. In that time, the listing has gained a reputation as an essential resource for success in the Permian Basin region. Covering West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico, we’ve been connecting you to the people you need to know since 1947.

Natural Gas Glossary

Natural Gas is one of the principle sources of energy for many of our day-to-day needs and activities. This section provides an overview of some of the characteristics of this vital gas.

North American Petroleum Expo (NAPE)

The North America Prospect Expo, better known as NAPE is the world’s largest E&P (upstream) expo. NAPE Expo provides a marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of oil and gas prospects and producing properties via exhibit booths. NAPE is the premier E&P networking venue – where one can see what’s going on throughout the entire oil patch in two days.

DOL: Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool

OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA’s administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.

Geologic Dictionary

Receive high-quality analytical services from based in Littleton, Colorado. Whether your project is large or small, our team of experts can provide the resources and solutions you need to get the job done right.

Our multivariate geochemical surveys provide you with well defined drillable targets at affordable prices. To speak with an experienced staff member contact us at our world headquarters in Littleton, Colorado.

Natural Gas Resource Center

The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Natural Gas Resource Center brings together information from a variety of sources, including academic research, industry analysis, local government officials and citizens.

There may be material and resources herein that express viewpoints that are not those of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Material produced by Cornell is identified as such.

A key goal is to provide sound information that will support informed decision making.

Oil and Gas Online

Resource for professionals in the upstream oil and gas exploration and production industry- Information on deepwater drilling, oil, gas exploration and drilling.

Oil On Line

Since 1975, ATCOM has been a recognized authority in energy news, technology and analysis for the global oil and gas industry. Based in Houston, ATCOM publishes OE (Offshore Engineer), AOG (Asian Oil & Gas), Gulf Coast Oil Directory, Houston/Texas Oil Directory and the online energy portal OilOnline. ATCOM also produces specialized technical forums such as Deepwater Intervention Forum, Drilling & Completing Trouble Zones, Emerging FPSO Forum, and Petroleum Exhibition & Conference of Mexico. ATCOM continues to make significant changes to better serve our subscribers and to offer a greater value and marketing partner for our customers.


Everything you wanted to know about Oil ETFS, Oil Stocks and Energy ETFs and Energy Stocks.

Oil and Gas Center

Oil and Gas News, Opinion and Analysis.

Oil-law Records – Oklahoma Corporation Commission Filings

Oil-Law Records brings a new level of understanding to oil and gas regulatory data. Our “Source” unitization and spacing tracking system has been the backbone of Oklahoma spacing data for nearly 50 years. As the first company to image the complete set of Oklahoma Corporation Commission orders and make them searchable via your computer, we understand the continuing needs of timely and accurate information to the energy industry.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oil-Law Records was originally founded in the early 1950′s by oil industry vetrans Paul Peterson, Jim Ramsey and Barth Walker. While the faces have changed at Oil-Law over its 48 year history, its founders desire to provide innovative easy access to oil and gas regulatory data continues today.

Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary

Knowledge, technical innovation and teamwork are at the center of who we are. For more than 80 years, we have focused on leveraging these assets to deliver solutions that improve customer performance.

Today, our real-time technology services and solutions enable customers to translate acquired data into useful information, then transform this information into knowledge for improved decision making-anytime, anywhere. Harnessing information technology in this way offers enormous opportunities to enhance efficiency and productivity. This is a quantum leap from providing traditional ‘just-in-case’ information to delivering ‘just-in-time’ knowledge that meets the changing needs of our customers.

WTRG Economics

Analysis, planning, forecast and data services for energy producers and consumers.

Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC)

The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) is a national not-for-profit organization led by an independent Board of Directors. PTTC was established to provide a forum for transfer of technology and best-practices within the producer community. Local Producer Advisory Groups ensure that PTTC activities in a particular region address the technology needs of producers in that area.

PTTC is a partnership to connect independents with the technology and knowledge to safely and responsibly develop the nation’s oil and gas resources. As such, it is an important part of America’s energy solution.

Oil and Gas Magazines, Newsletters and Publications

American Oil & Gas Reporter

Oil and Gas News, Opinion and Analysis

Lewis Mosburg’s Oil & Gas Newsletter

Lewis G. Mosburg, Jr. is one of the country’s most prolific speakers and writers on oil and gas, real estate and tax-sheltered investments. He is also a prominent Oil & Gas Expert Witness.

Oil and Gas Investor is your complete source for information about the financial world of oil and gas. An interactive, searchable version of Hart Energy Publishing’s Oil and Gas Investor Magazine, this site also provides you with online content from OGI This Week and A&D Watch.

In addition to providing daily analysis of trends and industry events, our editors interpret the news to highlight opportunities for you, whether your company explores for petroleum or provides finance, capital and advisory services to oil and gas operators.

Oil and Gas Journal

The Oil & Gas Journal, first published in 1902, is the world’s most widely read petroleum industry publication. Each week the Journal delivers the latest international oil and gas news; analysis of issues and events; practical technology for design, operation and maintenance; and important statistics on international markets and activity.

The Oil & Gas Journal is designed to meet the needs of engineers, oil management and executives throughout the oil and gas industry. Since 1910, The PennWell Petroleum Group has been the industry leader for coverage of and service to the worldwide petroleum industry.

Penn Energy

PennEnergy serves global energy professionals with the broadest, most complete coverage of industry-related information, with resources to help effectively perform critical job functions.

Including content from all PennWell Petroleum brands and other industry sources, delivers original industry news, financial market data, in-depth research, maps, surveys, statistical data, and equipment/service information. We have also invested in Google search technology to make it easy for customers to search and find needed data.

Petroleum World

Since 1999, is a non subscription free service web site that provide real time news and information in English and Spanish on Latin America Energy, Oil & Gas industry prepared by professionals in the area and using the latest technological advances in communication.


Rigzone is “Your Gateway to the Oil and Gas Industry” providing you with industry news and information, careers, company directory, offshore rig data, equipment marketplace, and more.

Rocky Mountain Oil Journal

Nearly a century ago, a new journal was introduced to the people of Montana. It focused on a relatively new and growing industry in the state that would eventually affect every citizen. The name of this new publication was the Montana Oil Journal.

The paper is owned and operated by two veterans of the industry. Cody Huseby, the editor, began his career as a scout with Exxon. Jerry Davis, the publisher, spent more than 24 years with Halliburton’s logging subsidiaries.

The RMOJ is not a glossy trade publication that sits out in the receptionist area. It is a “salt of the earth” publication that people in the Rockies use on a weekly basis. It is the industry standard in the Rocky Mountain region.


Upstream is an award-winning global oil & gas newspaper, published weekly and solely available on a subscription basis, as well as offering an open-access website with round-the-clock news coverage five days a week.

World Oil

World Oil, established in 1916 as The Oil Weekly, is published monthly by Gulf Publishing Company. For over 90 years, the World Oil team has maintained a shared vision – to offer superior editorial content in World Oil that covers the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry by “Defining Technology for Exploration, Drilling and Production.” World Oil brings buyers and sellers together via World Oil’s superior circulation and online exposure and achieves advertiser’s confidence by delivering cost-effective results.

Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing
Frac Focus

FracFocus is the national hydraulic fracturing chemical registry.
FracFocus is managed by the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, two organizations whose missions both revolve around conservation and environmental protection.

The site was created to provide the public access to reported chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing within their area. To help users put this information into perspective, the site also provides objective information on hydraulic fracturing, the chemicals used, the purposes they serve and the means by which groundwater is protected.

Hydraulic Fracturing (IOGCC)

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission is a multi-state government agency that is passionate about advancing the quality of life for all Americans. However, without energy, the quality of life we enjoy today would not exist. That’s why the Commission works to ensure our nation’s oil and natural gas resources are conserved and maximized while protecting health, safety and the environment.

It’s no secret that American energy is the most valuable to our nation. The responsible development of our own resources not only strengthens our economy by creating and maintaining jobs, but also lessens our dependence on foreign resources, making oil and natural gas more affordable for consumers.

The IOGCC advocates for environmentally-sound ways to increase the supply of American energy. We accomplish this by providing governors of member states with a clear and unified voice to Congress, while also serving as the authority on issues surrounding these vital resources.

Oil and Gas Operators

Texas RRC Oil and Gas Directory

The Railroad Commission of Texas was established in 1891 under a constitutional and legislative mandate to prevent discrimination in railroad charges and establish reasonable tariffs. It is the oldest regulatory agency in the state and one of the oldest of its kind in the nation.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Anadarko is committed to safely producing the energy we all need in a manner that protects the environment, public health and supports our communities. Energy is fundamental to physical existence. It is as important as clean air, water and affordable food. At Anadarko, we take our responsibility seriously to safely deliver resources to our energy-hungry world, and we hold true to our core values of integrity and trust, servant leadership, commercial focus, people and passion, and open communication in all of our business activities.

Apache Corporation

Throughout our 57 years in the oil and gas industry, Apache has built a team unified by our values, our commitment to building shareholder value and our culture, which empowers every employee to make decisions and achieve the company’s goals. Our global team is brought together by a sense of ownership and the knowledge that best answers win.

BHP Billiton

We are a leading global resources company. Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources.
We are among the world’s largest producers of major commodities, including aluminium, copper, energy coal, iron ore, manganese, metallurgical coal, nickel, silver and uranium along with substantial interests in oil and gas.

We are a global organisation and with over 100 locations throughout the world, our success is underpinned by the 100,000 employees and contractors that work at BHP Billiton.

BP America Production Company

BP America Production Company engages in oil and gas exploration and development. BP America Production Company was formerly known as Amoco Production Company. The company was incorporated in 1930 and based in Eunice, New Mexico. BP America Production Company operates as a subsidiary of BP plc.

Chesapeake Energy


Formed in 1989 with only 10 employees and $50,000 in capital, we’ve grown into the second-largest producer of natural gas, a Top 15 producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of new wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company’s operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Eagle Ford, Utica, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Mississippi Lime and Niobrara unconventional liquids plays and in the Marcellus, Haynesville/Bossier and Barnett unconventional natural gas shale plays. The company has also vertically integrated many of its operations and owns substantial midstream, compression and oilfield services assets directly and indirectly through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing Inc., Chesapeake Midstream Development, L.P. and COS Holdings, L.L.C.

Citation Oil & Gas Corp

Citation is one of the largest privately-held independent oil & gas acquisition, development and production companies in the United States. Founded in 1981, Citation has built a significant portfolio of mature, long-life producing oil properties through a combination of disciplined acquisitions, focused operations and subsequent development.

Today, Citation has oil and gas assets in more than 390 fields that have more than 203 million net equivalent barrels of remaining proved reserves. 90% of Citation’s reserves are oil and 89% are proved developed.

Comstock Resources

Comstock Resources is a growing independent energy company based in Frisco, Texas, engaged in oil and gas acquisitions, exploration and development. We have a solid record of growth in oil and gas reserves and production driven by both successful acquisitions and by a successful exploration and development program.

Concho Resources

We are an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and natural gas properties. Our operations are primarily focused in the Permian Basin of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. We intend to grow our reserves and production through development drilling and exploration activities on our multi-year project inventory and through acquisitions that meet our strategic and financial objectives.


CountryMark is Indiana’s only American-owned oil exploration, production, refining and marketing company.

CountryMark owns and operates a refinery in Mount Vernon, Indiana; and fuel terminal locations in Mount Vernon, Switz City, Jolietville, and Peru, Indiana, as well as Henderson, Kentucky. Corporate headquarters are located in Indianapolis. Countrymark Energy Resources is the oil exploration and production division of the company, and their offices are located in Evansville, Indiana.

Denbury Resources Inc.

Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) is a growing independent oil and gas company. The Company is the largest oil and natural gas producer in both Mississippi and Montana, owns the largest reserves of carbon dioxide (CO2) used for tertiary oil recovery east of the Mississippi River, and holds significant operating acreage in the Rocky Mountain and Gulf Coast regions. The Company’s goal is to increase the value of acquired properties through a combination of exploitation, drilling and proven engineering extraction practices, with its most significant emphasis on CO2 tertiary recovery operations.

Devon Energy

Devon Energy Corporation is a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Devon’s operations are focused onshore in the United States and Canada. We also own natural gas pipelines and treatment facilities in many of our producing areas, making us one of North America’s larger processors of natural gas liquids.

Encana Corporation

A leading North American energy producer, Encana is focused on growing our strong portfolio of diverse resource plays producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). Through innovation and execution excellence, Encana strives to maximize recognition of the tremendous value inherent in this vast asset base while maintaining our internationally recognized commitment to responsible development.

EOG Resources, Inc.

EOG Resources, Inc. is one of the largest independent (non-integrated) crude oil and natural gas companies in the United States with proved reserves in the United States, Canada, Trinidad, the United Kingdom and China. EOG Resources, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol “EOG.”

At December 31, 2011, EOG’s estimated net proved crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids reserves were 745 million barrels and estimated net proved natural gas reserves were 7,851 billion cubic feet for a total of 2,054 million barrels of oil equivalent. Approximately 84 percent of these reserves on a crude oil equivalent basis were located in the United States, 9 percent in Canada, 6 percent in Trinidad and less than 1 percent in the United Kingdom and China. At year-end 2011, EOG had approximately 2,550 employees.

EXCO Resources

A natural gas and oil company engaged in the exploration, exploitation, development and production of onshore natural gas and oil properties. Our operations are focused in certain key natural gas and oil producing regions of the United States. Our primary goal is to build value for our shareholders by enhancing the value of our assets through efficient operations, a high technology drilling program, development of our properties and exploitation of unproved upside.


ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. We hold an industry-leading inventory of global oil and gas resources. We are the world’s largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and our chemical company ranks among the world’s largest. We are also a technology company, applying science and innovation to find better, safer and cleaner ways to deliver the energy the world needs.

GMX Resources

GMXR founded in 1998 and publicly traded since 2001 is an E&P company with development acreage in two oil resource Plays -the Williston Basin (North Dakota / Montana) and the DJ Basin (Wyoming), targeting the Bakken/Sanish-Three Forks and Niobrara Formations, respectively. The company also operates in two natural gas/liquids rich resource plays – the Haynesville/Bossier Formation and the Cotton Valley Sand Formation in the East Texas Basin, where the vast majority of our acreage is contiguous, and held by production. The Company believes multiple productive layers within these domestic oil and natural gas resources provide us with the flexibility to allocate capital across commodities and basins, to achieve the highest risk adjusted rate of return. Further, the oil and natural gas resources provide a robust inventory of high probability, repeatable, organic growth opportunities. The Bakken properties contain 140 potential units (1,280 acre), 458 locations (10,000 ft. laterals). The Niobrara properties contain 146 potential units (640 acre), 584 locations (5,000 ft. laterals) and the combination of both Bakken and Niobrara properties provides the Company with an estimated 20 rig-year inventory. The Haynesville/Bossier and the Cotton Valley Sand locations include 163 (7,500’) net Haynesville/Bossier horizontal locations, and 28 (7,500’) net Cotton Valley Sand horizontal locations, representing an estimated 12-13 year inventory of development.

Goodrich Petroleum Corporation

Goodrich Petroleum Corporation is an independent exploration and production company that drills for, acquires, develops and produces natural gas and crude oil primarily in the Haynesville Shale and Cotton Valley Trend in East Texas and North Louisiana, and the Eagle Ford Shale oil window of South Texas.

Hunt Oil Company


Welcome to the websites of the Hunt family of companies. My father, H.L. Hunt, founded Hunt Oil Company in 1934 in the oil-boom town of Tyler, Texas. We subsequently moved our headquarters to Dallas, Texas, and in 2009 we celebrated our 75th anniversary. Today we are one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. Further, the areas of activity of the different Hunt companies include energy, real estate, investments, ranching and infrastructure.

J-W Operating Company

J-W Energy Company is an Energy Development and Energy Services company that specializes in natural gas compression, gathering, exploration and production, well servicing and gas measurement. Our various businesses operate in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California, Montana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Dakota.

Merit Energy Company

Merit Energy Company’s strategy has remained the same since the Company was founded in 1989: acquire, operate and develop. We acquire the best, high quality, producing properties within the United States, increase operational efficiencies and prudently develop our assets to generate attractive returns and maximize values.

Penn Virginia

PVA is an independent oil and gas company engaged primarily in the development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas in various domestic onshore regions including Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Pennsylvania.

Petrohawk Energy Corporation

BHP Billiton [ASX: BHP, LSE: BLT, NYSE: BHP, NYSE: BBL, JSE: BIL] announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Petrohawk Energy Corporation through a short-form merger under Delaware law of its wholly owned subsidiary with and into Petrohawk, with Petrohawk being the surviving corporation as a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton. The merger was the final step of the acquisition process and follows the previously announced completion of the tender offer by BHP Billiton to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Petrohawk.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer.

Oxy engages in oil and natural gas exploration, production, transportation and marketing. OxyChem, a wholly owned subsidiary, manufactures and markets chlor-alkali products and vinyls.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Oxy has oil and gas operations in three core regions of the world: the United States, Middle East/North Africa and Latin America.

Pioneer Natural Resources

Pioneer Natural Resources is a large independent oil and natural gas company that is focused on helping meet the world’s energy needs. We deliver strong production and reserve growth through onshore exploration and production in the United States, while providing opportunities for growth and enrichment for business partners, employees and the communities in which we operate.

With a foundation of long-lived and stable properties providing steady growth, Pioneer’s advanced technology, strategic practices and integrated services model make us an industry leader in developing new resource plays, especially in Texas.

Plains Exploration

We are an independent oil and gas company engaged in the activities of acquiring, developing, exploring and producing oil and gas properties primarily in the United States and were formed as a Delaware corporation in 2002.

Assets in our principal focus areas include mature properties with long-lived reserves and significant development opportunities as well as newer properties with development and exploration potential. We believe our balanced portfolio of assets and our ongoing hedging program position us well for both the current commodity price environment and future potential upside as we develop our attractive resource opportunities, including our California, Eagle Ford Shale, Haynesville Shale and Gulf of Mexico assets.

Range Resources

Range Resources Corporation is among the leading independent natural gas companies operating in the United States through subsidiaries in both the Southwestern and Appalachian regions of the country.

The Company pursues an organic growth strategy at low finding costs by exploiting a multi-decade inventory of drilling opportunities. A large portion of the Company’s drilling inventory consists of unconventional resource plays targeting shale and coal bed methane natural gas reservoirs. Our drill bit growth strategy is supplemented periodically with complementary acquisitions in or around our current operations, leveraging our technical expertise to add to the reserve growth potential of the Company. At December 31, 2012, Range had 6.5 Tcfe of proved reserves, a 29% increase over the prior year. Proved reserves were 74% natural gas, 22% natural gas liquids and 4% crude oil. In addition, Range estimates 48 to 68 Tcfe in net unrisked resource potential from its unbooked drilling inventory and emerging plays. Range’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “RRC.”

Samson Resources

Samson Resources is a privately-held independent exploration and production company. Founded in 1971, the history of Samson Resources is a story about many people, a work community with a purpose and a disciplined team focused on the profitable discovery and production of hydrocarbons. Since our beginnings we have grown into a large, financially sound and environmentally responsible company with approximately 1,000 employees.


We are a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Our innovative approach ensures we are ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

XTO Energy

The XTO approach follows a disciplined and time-tested philosophy. XTO has a 25-year track record of investing in and understanding how the unconventional resource base can be profitable – profitably commercialized and brought to the market and provided to consumers. Our teams use the newest technology, innovate solutions and work hard in the field to maximize operational performance. ExxonMobil and XTO’s combined expertise will better position us to meet America’s long-term needs for affordable, reliable, clean-burning natural gas.

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Tatsuya Nakagawa is the VP of Marketing and co-founder of Castagra Products, a storage tank and wastewater coatings manufacturing company that is highly acclaimed for its sustainable coatings, cold weather tank coating applications, and its durable frac tank coatings. Castagra is used by the world’s top oil and gas field services companies.