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May 20, 2019: OIPA-OKOGA comments on stabilization fund legislation

May 17, 2019: OIPA-OKOGA comments on SB1071 approval

April 10, 2019: President Trump’s Executive Order to Unleash American Energy

March 13, 2019: OIPA-OKOGA Statement on Kingfisher County Commissioners Permit Meeting

February 20, 2019: Industry Indicators Highlight Need for Budget Caution

December 6, 2018: Oklahoma’s Defining Industry Drives State Tax Revenue Increase

November 13, 2018: OK Supreme Court Affirms Exclusive Statewide Oil & Gas Regulatory Oversight is Vested With OCC

November 8, 2018: Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas Trade Associations to Merge

November 6, 2018: OIPA and OKOGA Joint Statement on Oklahoma General Election Results

November 1, 2018: OKOGA Statement on Newfield Exploration

October 26, 2018: FACT CHECK: Drew Edmondson’s Fuzzy Math on Oklahoma Energy

October 10, 2018  : OKOGA Highlights Edmondson’s Shifting View on GPT Revenue

October 3, 2018: OKOGA Responds to Edmondson’s Latest Threat to Raise Oil and Natural Gas Taxes

September 7, 2018: OKOGA Statement on Edmondson Tax Plan

August 21, 2018: OKOGA Statement on Lawsuit to Clarify Regulatory Jurisdiction of Oil and Gas Operations

July 23, 2018: Griffin, Cantrell Take Top Prizes at STACK Summer Classic Pig Show

July 11, 2018: Oil and gas industry hosts 2nd Annual STACK Summer Classic Pig Show

July 5, 2018: OKOGA thanks Administrator Pruitt for his service

June 26, 2018: OKOGA asks for special session after State Question 788 passes

June 22, 2018: Journal Record: Warmington: SQ 788 threatens oil-field safety

May 18, 2018: Journal Record: Warmington: OCC should regulate, not counties

May 14, 2018: Oil and gas industry gives back to youth organizations

April 20, 2018: Oil and gas industry helps wildfire victims

April 9, 2018: OKOGA Praises passage of HB 2775

April 6, 2018: Journal Record: Warmington: Legislature ties teachers to oil and natural gas

March 27, 2018: Rally for the Rigs brings hundreds of people to state Capitol

March 26, 2018: OKOGA opposes 5 percent GPT budget plan

March 19, 2018: OKOGA Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Ballot Initiative

February 28, 2018: OKOGA Statement on OCC Well Completion Seismicity Protocol

February 20, 2018: OKOGA Statement on Shrinking Budget Shortfall

December 20, 2017: OKOGA Statement on Gross Production Tax Initiative, State Board of Equalization

November 1, 2017: OKOGA Statement on House Action to Raise GPT on 6,600 Legacy Wells 

October 26, 2017: OKOGA: O&G Industry is Being Treated Worse than “Sin Taxes,” Stalling State’s Growth Potential 

Sept. 20, 2017: OKOGA, Red Cross Harvey Drive Fills 4 Semi-Trucks With Donations Worth $150,000+

July 25, 2017: Oil & Gas Industry’s First STACK Summer Classic Pig Show for Youth Draws Large Crowd in Kingfisher

June 26, 2017: OKOGA Hires Field Representative

May 30, 2017: 56th Legislature Increases Taxes on Oil & Gas Industry by $141 Million

May 25, 2017: OKOGA Praises Final Passage of the Oklahoma Energy Jobs Act

May 22, 2017: Oklahoma Oil & Gas Supporters Visit State Capitol

May 22, 2017: Oil & Gas Industry Provides Relief, Support to Elk City Following Tornadoes

May 15, 2017: OKOGA Statement on Senate Bill to Raise Effective Gross Production Tax Rate

May 9, 2017: Broad industry support for compromise bill to expand access to long-lateral drilling statewide

May 3, 2017: OKOGA Calls House Minority Leader’s Bluff in Oil and Natural Gas Revenue Numbers

May 1, 2017: New Study Shows Rig Count Drives Oklahoma’s Economic Growth, Job Creation

April 24, 2017: OKOGA announces $23.7 billion in economic activity from current rig count, asks OEPA where are their rigs

April 4, 2017: OKOGA Fact Checks OEPA’s Call for the State to Revert to Out-Dates, Job-Killing Energy Policies

March 16, 2017: OKOGA and COSMO Raise Money for Oklahoma Youth Expo Auction to Support Farming Families Impacted by Wildfires

February 22, 2017: OKOGA Calls for Passage of Long Lateral Bill to Help Address State Revenue Failure 

February 17, 2017: OKOGA Praises Bipartisan Senate Confirmation of Scott Pruitt

February 2, 2017: OKOGA Praises Senate EPW Committee for Moving Forward on Scott Pruitt’s Confirmation to EPA 

January 30, 2017: OKOGA Responds to Anti-Pipeline Protest at State Capitol

January 24, 2017: OKOGA Praises Keystone, DAPL Executive Orders

December 20, 2016: OKOGA Responds to New OCC, OGS Guidelines for Fracking

December 13, 2016: OKOGA: EPA Bows to Political Pressure in Hydraulic Fracturing Report

December 7, 2016: OKOGA Praises Trump Administration’s Intent to Nominate Scott Pruitt to EPA

November 18, 2016: OKOGA Holds 2016 Annual Meeting, Elects New Chairman and Board for 2017

November 11, 2016: Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association Expands Executive Team

September 21, 2016: New Study Confirms Oil and Gas Sector is Fueling Oklahoma’s Economy

September 15, 2016: OKOGA Applauds Logan County denial of injection well resolution

August 22, 2016:  The Oklahoman:  Earthquake rates fall, but Oklahoma regulators prepare for increased energy industry activity

August 11, 2016: OKOGA Praises Water Rights Agreement

August 4, 2016:  KOCO:  Oil industry supporters speak out about OPI proposal to raise well tax

July 19, 2016:  The Oklahoman:  Lesser prairie chicken removed from endangered species list

July 13, 2016:  Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association Congratulates Murphy on Re-Election

July 5, 2016:  NGI’s Shale Daily:  Drop in Injection Volumes Seen as Main Reason For Decrease in Oklahoma Quakes

June 30, 2016:  News9:  9 Investigates: Recycling Injection Well Wastewater

June 26, 2016:  Tulsa World:  Chad Warmington: Blaming oil and gas tax rate for budget shortfall is inaccurate, short-sighted

June 20, 2016:  Latest report on oil, gas health risks another ‘scare tactic

June 17, 2016:  The Oklahoman:  Oklahoma oil production stays stable, but tax revenues for state dwindle

June 16, 2016:   Oil, gas companies study complex issues related to wastewater recycling

May 26, 2016:  OKOGA applauds Mullin appointment as energy bill conferee

May 6, 2016:  Passage of HB 2177 will add more oil, gas revenue to state coffers

April 20, 2016: WFAA Channel 8 Dallas (ABC): Oklahoma is getting it right on earthquakes

April 12, 2016:  State, oil and gas industry taking significant steps to reduce seismicity

March 28, 2016:  Statement on USGS Release of Earthquake Hazard Maps

March 3, 2016:  Penn Energy:  Aubrey McClendon: Admired and respected by a community beyond oil & gas

March 2, 2016:  Statement on Aubrey McClendon’s Passing

February 9, 2016:  ABC News (AP):  Chesapeake Stock Tumbles, Rises After Investors Spooked

January 31, 2016:  PBS NewsHour:  Spike in earthquakes rattles Oklahoma oil & gas industry

January 21, 2016:  Energy Wire:  SandRidge agrees to shutter some Okla. disposal wells

January 21, 2016:  NewsOK:  SandRidge, Oklahoma Corporation Commission reach settlement on disposal wells

January 20, 2016:  Statement on Agreement Between OCC and SandRidge Energy

January 8, 2016:  New York Times:  Earthquakes in Oklahoma Raise Fears of a Big One

January 5, 2016:  KFOR:  Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association responds to quakes: “The notion that the governor, commission aren’t doing anything isn’t accurate”

January 4, 2016:  NewsOK:  Oklahoma regulators take action on Edmond earthquakes

January 4, 2016:  NewsOK:  Energy industry in Oklahoma prepares for retirement boom

December 18, 2015:  Statement on the Lifting of the Oil Export Ban

December 9, 2015:  Fuel Fix (AP): Companies asking Oklahoma judge to toss earthquake lawsuit

December 2, 2015:  NewsOK:  Governor tasks fact-finding group to study recycling of oil-field water

December 1, 2015:  Oklahoma earthquakes prompt concerns over drilling

November 29, 2015:  NewsOK:  Reading the rock: Scientists are trying to quickly answer Oklahoma geological questions

November 20, 2015:  NewsOK:  Corporation Commission closes disposal wells following magnitude-4.7 earthquake

November 10, 2015: NewsOK: Oklahoma regulators limit disposal wells after Medford-area earthquakes

November 5, 2015:  NewsOK:  Pipeline rejection: Right call or ‘damaging blow’?

November 6, 2015:  Statement on President Obama’s Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

November 2, 2015:  NewsOK:  Environmental groups warn of earthquake lawsuit against 4 Oklahoma energy companies

November 2, 2015:  Statement on Sierra Club’s Intent to Sue Four Energy Companies

October 30, 2015:  Statement on Joint Interim Study on Seismic Activity Held Today at the Capitol

October 2, 2015:  NewsOK:  Oklahoma likely will meet ozone regulations

September 29, 2015:  US News & World Report:  Chesapeake Energy Lays Off More Than 700

September 23, 2015:  NewsOK:  Regulators delay vote on proposed disposal wells

August 23, 2015: NewsOK:  Oil companies in Oklahoma spending millions of dollars to reduce risk of earthquake activity

August 18, 2015:  NewsOK:  EPA proposal aims to cut methane emissions from natural gas wells

August 5, 2015:  Reuters: UPDATE 1-Oklahoma regulators impose water injection cut to stem earthquakes

August 5, 2015:  NewsOK:  Governor cites ‘direct correlation’ between disposal wells, earthquakes

August 4, 2015:  Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Actions Are a Prudent Step

July 21, 2015:  News9:  Stillwater City Council Passes Strict Regulations On Oil And Gas Drilling

July 21, 2015:  NewsOK:  Stillwater OKs new rules for oil, gas drilling in city

July 20, 2015:  OKOGA Urges Stillwater Not to Pass New Restrictions

July 17, 2015:  NewsOK:  Oklahoma Corporation Commission again expands areas for disposal well scrutiny in wake of earthquakes

July 17, 2015:  OKOGA Praises OCC’s Latest Effort To Address Earthquakes

July 9, 2015:  OKOGA Forms Two New Committees

July 7, 2015:  Tulsa World:  State seismologist Austin Holland leaving for federal post, cites ‘work-life balance’

July 6, 2015:  Holland’s Departure from the Oklahoma Geological Survey is a Loss for the State

July 6, 2015:  Tulsa World: State Supreme Court decision seen as a victory for earthquake victims

July 2, 2015:  Inside Climate News:  Oklahoma Case Could Open Doors to More Earthquake-Fracking Lawsuits

July 1, 2015:  Oklahoma Supreme Court Ruling on Ladra v. New Dominion, LLC

June 4, 2015:  OKOGA Welcomes EPA Report on Impact of Fracking on Water Resources

June 1, 2015:  Shale Energy Insider: Oklahoma becomes the latest state to prevent local fracking bans

May 30, 2015:  NewsOK:  Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill preventing Oklahoma cities from enacting drilling bans

May 29, 2015:  OKOGA Lauds Governor Fallin’s Signature of SB 809

May 29, 2015:  Tulsa World:   API report shows Oklahoma holds its own among world’s top natural gas producers

May 29, 2015:  NewsOK:  Oklahoma energy production makes it a world leader

May 28, 2015:  Oklahoma Ranks as One of the World’s Top Energy Producers

May 22, 2015:  Tulsa World:  Senate sends Fallin legislation to prohibit cities from banning drilling

May 21, 2015:  Warmington Praises Passage of SB 809

May 19, 2015:  NewsOK:  Stillwater, Oklahoma, officials refine proposed drilling regulations as they wait for Legislature

May 19, 2015:  Edmond Sun:  Ireland addresses Stillwater City Council

May 18, 2015:  Ed Ireland Addresses Stillwater City Council

May 18, 2015:  Ed Ireland Invited to Speak to Stillwater City Council

May 10, 2015:  Tulsa World:  Groups to converge on Capitol seeking action on earthquakes

April 21, 2015:  NewsOK:  Oklahoma Geological Survey issues strongest statement yet linking quakes to disposal wells

April 21, 2015:  Announcement by Oklahoma Geological Survey Provides No New Insight on Seismicity Issues

April 18, 2015:  The Oklahoman:  Expansion of horizontal drilling in Oklahoma bring new headaches for vertical producers

April 17, 2015:  Journal Record:  Drilling down for an answer: Will lower tax rates on horizontal wells hurt or help state budget?

April 15, 2015:  The Oklahoman: Oil price jumps nearly 6 percent Wednesday.

April 7, 2015:  Oklahoma’s Tax Collections Down

March 25, 2015:  NewsOK: In wake of earthquake swarms, Oklahoma regulators expand areas for oil and gas disposal well scrutiny

March 14, 2015:  NewsOK:  Oklahoma energy sector’s employment could fall significantly

February 14, 2015:  Domestic energy translates into security for United States

October 10, 2014:  Frackdown at Capitol

September 4, 2014: Creation of Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity

June 26, 2014: Fent Lawsuit Against Energy Production Incentives

June 13, 2014: OK Gross Receipts to the Treasury Report

May 28, 2014: Governor Signs HB 2562

May 22, 2014: Legislature Passes HB 2562

May 12, 2014: Oil and Gas Organizations Launch Campaign

May 6, 2014: Response to OK Treasurer’s Report

April 21, 2014: Oklahomans Reject Higher Taxes