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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.

AIPRO Oil & Gas Online Buyers Guide
An online directory of products and services available in the oil and natural gas industry.

Office of the State Geologist
Our mission is to serve the people of Arkansas by providing geological information in order to develop and enable effective management of the State’s mineral, fossil fuel and water resources while protecting the environment. We look forward to working with the public, industry and government in accomplishing our mission goals. Please feel free to call on us with your questions and we will do our utmost to assist you.

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
ADEQ protects the air, water and land from the threat of pollution. We strive for environmental quality through programs of regulation, education and assistance.

Arkansas Division of Natural Resources
The commission establishes policy and makes funding and regulatory decisions relative to soil conservation, nutrient management, water rights, dam safety and water resources planning and development.

Arkansas Code

Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
A walk through the Museum Store opens up a wealth of unique gift selections that include time-honored Watkins products, petroleum related books and gift items and a large selection of books on Arkansas and petroleum history.

Arkansas Encyclopedia of History & Culture – Oil Entry
The oil industry in Arkansas, which includes exploration and the production, refinement, and distribution of petroleum-based products, exploded onto the state’s economic scene in the early 1920s, and once-local production expanded into an international business. From 1920 to 2003, more than 1.8 billion barrels of oil have been produced in Arkansas…

Arkansas Encyclopedia of History & Culture – Natural Gas Entry
The earliest natural gas find is reported to have been in Scott County in 1887 during an effort to develop a commercial water well…

Arkansas Encyclopedia of History & Culture – Fayetteville Shale Entry
The natural gas field known as the Fayetteville Shale, development of which began in 2004, is now recognized as one of the ten largest gas fields in the United States.

Arkansas Energy Rocks
The Natural State Energy Alliance welcomes you to Arkansas Energy Rocks! This site is part of an educational outreach program to introduce classrooms across the state to the oil and natural gas production community.

Arkansas STEPS Network
The Arkansas STEPS Network was created in 2011 for Arkansas’s oil and natural gas production and operation community employees. Our mission is to promote safety, health and environmental improvement in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas in Arkansas operations. The STEPS Network fosters a work environment that relies upon open communication and trust.

Regional Resources

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
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.

Mississippi Independent Producers & Royalty Owners
Founded and organized in August 1989, MIPRO’s primary goal is to protect the interests of the independent producer and royalty owner segment of the Mississippi oil and gas industry. MIPRO members recognize the need for a voice in legislative and regulatory issues affecting their segment of the oil and gas industry.

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.

Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners
The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) has grown to become one of the largest statewide organizations of its kind, serving more than 2,500 independent producers and royalty owners. Since 1946, TIPRO has fought on both state and federal levels to preserve the ability for independents to explore for and produce oil and natural gas.

Marcellus Shale Coalition
The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) works with exploration and production, midstream, and supply chain partners in the Appalachian Basin and across the country to address issues regarding the production of clean, job-creating, American natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays.

National Resources

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 Oil & Gas Historical Society
The American Oil & Gas Historical Society is dedicated to preserving U.S. petroleum history, which provides a context for understanding the modern energy business.

Energy In Depth
Launched in 2009, Energy In Depth is a research, education and public outreach campaign focused on getting the facts out about the promise and potential of responsibly developing America’s onshore energy resource base – especially abundant sources of oil and natural gas from shale and other “tight” formations across the country.

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.

Interstate Oil & 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.

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.

Petroleum Technology Transfer Council
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.

U.S. Energy Information Administration
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.