The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) recognized five oil and gas related projects today that demonstrate superior environmental stewardship at its Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La.
The IOGCC, the leading authority on state regulatory programs, works to ensure domestic resources can be conserved and maximized in harmony with the environment. The annual Chairman’s Stewardship Awards recognize oil and natural gas organizations that have exceeded their regular duties to protect the environment.
Nominations were accepted in four different categories: Large Company, Small Company, Environmental Partnership and Energy Education.
Receiving the award this year for large company is BP America Production Company for their project to challenge conventional wisdom of venting wells to reduce Green House Gas emissions.
Receiving the award for small company is Questar Exploration and Production. Questar has taken a large step forward in ensuring the future of oil and gas development with their liquids gathering gas system.
Environmental Partnership was awarded to the Cooperative Sagebrush Initiative for their work to enhance resources for conservation of habitats across the 11-state sagebrush biome.
The award for Energy Education was awarded to two organizations this year: Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Oil and Gas Producers Education Foundation (MOGPEF). The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Barnett Shale EXPO was conceived to educate the public and various stakeholders on how natural gas exploration could benefit the area. MOGPEF is a non-profit organization that was established to assist the Michigan Oil and Gas Association members (MOGA) and others in the petroleum exploration and production industry in developing educational projects and programs.
IOGCC would like to thank all who entered the 2007 Chairman’s Stewardship Awards for their continued efforts as environmental stewards.
The IOGCC is a multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety, and the environment. Established by the charter member states’ governors in 1935, it is the oldest, largest and most effective interstate compact in the nation.