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The Ohio Oil & Gas Association brings producers and related industries together into a united voice for Ohio's oil and gas industry. Our trade association forms a strong vehicle for advocacy, education, and professional networking. The Association was formed in 1947 and today embodies the collective wisdom of its members, serving as a reservoir of knowledge. Membership gives you access to this reservoir and demonstrates your commitment to supporting the industry. If you are doing business in the circles of the Ohio oil and gas industry, membership in this organization is paramount to your company’s success.

Please contact MarCee Gerdes at if you have questions or need more information.


  • Annual Meeting
    • OOGA’s principal event of the year, featuring top state and national industry leaders, vendors, exhibits, breakout sessions and receptions, providing opportunities for networking and new business contacts
  • Summer Meeting
    • Relaxed networking and relationship-building event featuring sports and other activities
  • Fall Clay Shoot and Other Networking Opportunities
    • Relaxed networking and relationship-building events such as our annual fall clay shoot and other recreational activities
  • Educational and Technical Meetings
    • Occasional meetings, seminars and webinars are held throughout the year, providing updates on the technologies, safety, education and innovations shaping the industry
  • Winter Holiday Reception
    • Casual and complimentary year-end networking event
OOGA Event Calendar


As the united voice to Ohio's oil and gas industry, the Association’s advocacy provides its members with:

  • Representation and lobbying by a respected and knowledgeable team on oil and gas industry public policy matters before the Ohio legislature
  • Relationship with government entities providing input on the development of industry rules and regulations
  • Partnership with national trade associations to provide support and guidance on federal regulations
  • The opportunity to serve on OOGA policy committees that play a role in formulating the Association’s positions on important industry and public policy issues

Lend your voice to one of our Policy Committees

Members can join committees from their Info Hub


Advises Association's strategic communications plan and external outreach


Provides regulatory and technical expertise to review, provide comment and impact rules proposed by the Ohio EPA and federal regulators


Supports events director with ideas, guidance and direction for the Association’s community events

Government Affairs

Reviews legislation and other matters important to the Association and its members. Coordinates OOGA’s positions on various public policy topics


Analyzes and comments on rules proposed by ODNR by bringing together regulatory experts


Discusses regulatory, compliance, operational and market issues that impact Ohio’s conventional producers

The Ohio Oil and Gas Association is the principal source of information regarding Ohio’s oil and gas industry.

Members of OOGA receive the followings communications:
  • The Drill Bit– the Association’s quarterly publication which includes news and updates regarding industry and Association activities. The Drill Bit is available in print and/or electronic format
  • OOGA Annual Membership Directory- commonly known as the industry 'bible', contains member contact information, a buyers' guide, government and trade organization contact information, and related industry information
  • OOGA Pipeline– OOGA’s Friday weekly email includes up to the minute information on issues impacting Ohio’s oil and gas industry
  • OOGA Daily CLIPS – Daily email clips of Ohio media sources informing members of relevant industry-related news
  • OOGA News Alerts– a special email notification delivered to the OOGA membership immediately when important or emergency issues arise
  • OOGA Committee Updates – the latest information for members participating in OOGA public policy committees pertaining Ohio’s public policy landscape
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