The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
assists member states efficiently maximize oil and natural gas
resources through sound regulatory practices while protecting our
nation's health, safety and the environment.
Commission serves as the collective voice of member governors on oil
and gas issues and advocates states' rights to govern petroleum
resources within their borders.
The Commission's various committees and workgroups initiate and sustain
innovative projects with the sole purpose of advancing our nation's
energy future. Comprised of member governors, state oil and gas
regulators, industry and the environmental community, these committees
work diligently to resolve issues surrounding the much-needed resources
found in the United States.
The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission is the nation's only
dedicated forum for governors, state appointees and key policy staff
focusing on key oil and natural gas issues. Through the Commission,
member states are able to:
resources nationwide for more effective practices, as well as lessons
learned from other states grappling with similar issues;
- Receive inclusive information about what is stirring in other states and in Congress;
- Obtain assistance to initiate innovative programs or further develop and enhance current programs;
- Learn about emerging national trends.
Identify and Share Best Practices
The Commission tracks, evaluates and disseminates information on state innovations and best practices by:
- surveying states on key issues and providing assessments of current activities for individual states;
- cataloging innovative programs and sharing this information via reports, briefs, and a variety of online and printed materials; and
- hosting biannual meetings to allow the exchange of information between governors, state oil and gas regulators, industry and the environmental community.