Who We Are
The Ohio Oil & Gas Association is a trade association with members representing the people and companies directly responsible for the production of crude oil, natural gas, and associated products in Ohio.
OOGA membership is comprised of independent, major national, and major international oil and natural gas companies—all focused on the exploration, discovery, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and associated liquids in Ohio, along with companies representing all aspects of the midstream and downstream operations, including pipelines, processors, and refineries.
The Ohio Oil & Gas Association's mission is to protect, promote, foster, and advance the common interest of those engaged in all aspects of the Ohio crude oil and natural gas producing industry.
The Ohio Oil & Gas Association strives to serve the broad range of entities involved in the Ohio oil and natural gas industry by being an effective voice in government and the media as well as an information resource to the membership. Working together to benefit all and helping make Ohio the greatest place in the world to produce, process, transport, and refine crude oil and natural gas.
In the years following World War II, the Ohio oil and gas industry was made up of small mostly family-owned independents struggling to make a living in a state whose glory days seemed long gone. In the northwest, some continued to work the outliers of the famed, but depleted, Trenton field centered on Findlay. In the east, producers pushed on with Clinton and Berea sandstone development. They worried about adequate natural gas markets and discouraged that nitro-shot stimulation was no longer adequate to make tight sand formations yield economic production. The cable tool standard rig remained the go-to technology. The one bright spot was the discovery of the East Canton Oilfield, that demonstrated renewed possibilities for the Clinton sands.
Out of this environment Ohio producers formed the Ohio Oil & Gas Association in 1947. Changes were seen coming and a modern age of petroleum development was upon them. New technology combined with emerging American thirst for energy supplies was about to reinvent the Ohio oilfield. The first order of business was to unite the various factions under a single voice, bringing together various regional voices under a single umbrella organization. This need for industry unity became the driving force for OOGA’s advocacy over the years to come.