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The Ohio Oil and 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 networking success.

Please contact Brad Miller, Membership Director, if you have questions or need more information.

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

  • Representation 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 association to provide support and guidance on federal regulations
  • The opportunity to serve on committees that play a role in formulating the Association’s stance on important industry issues

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 monthly 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 weekly email includes up to the minute information on issues impacting Ohio’s oil and gas industry
  • OOGA News Alerts – a special email notification delivered to the OOGA membership immediately when important or emergency issues arise

Corporate Membership

The Explorer Foundation Corporate Membership is an opportunity for corporations to support the Association in a visible way and at the same time gives the opportunity for its employees to become engaged.

Explorer Foundation Corporate Members receive addition benefits:

  • OOGA News Clips – this daily email "clips service" keeps corporate members informed of relevant industry related state and federal related news articles, only available with Corporate Membership
  • OOGA Communications: The Drill Bit, the OOGA Membership Directory, OOGA Pipeline emails, OOGA News Alerts
  • Company listing of Corporate Members in the monthly The Drill Bit
  • Company listing of Corporate Members in the annual member directory
  • Recognition on the OOGA website with link to the company website
  • Special recognition at all OOGA events, with additional marketing of all Corporate Members
  • Explorer Foundation reception at the Annual Meeting
  • Discounted registration to some OOGA events
  • Convenient, annual billing
  • Management control over the sponsored individual memberships

Membership Categories

Annual Dues

Operators involved with the exploration and production of oil and natural gas

  • Based on production, $0.005 per mcfe, as reported to ODNR
  • Cap $40,000; Floor $350

Pipeline, Processing & Manufacturing
Companies with pipeline assets (midstream, transmission or LDCs), processing or fractionation, or is a manufacturer

  • Pipeline Only: $7,500
  • Processing Only: $7,500
  • Pipeline and Processing: $15,000
  • Manufacturer: $7,500

Industry Service Provider
Service and supply companies, contractors, vendors, etc.

  • Corporate: $2,500
  • Individual: $500

Accountants, attorneys, consultants, geologists, etc.

  • Corporate: $6,000
  • Individual: $1,000

Friends of the Industry
Businesses that serve, host or assist Association functions (hotels, restaurants, local governments)

  • $500 per entity
    *not eligible to vote on Association functions

Royalty Owner
Landowners receiving royalties from oil and/or natural gas wells

  • $50

College or high school students interested in learning more about the industry

  • $50
    *not eligible to vote on Association functions
Corporate Membership Registration

More Information

If you have any questions regarding Corporate or Individual Memberships, please contact:

Brad Miller
Director of Membership

Main Office
88 E Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.824.3901
Fax: 614.824.4329