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State Oil and Gas Regulatory Exchange

The State Oil and Gas Regulatory Exchange (the Exchange) is a collaborative effort of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Ground Water Protection Council. Both of these organizations comprise memberships of state governments.

The Exchange facilitates multi-state collaboration and innovative regulatory solutions for oil and natural gas producing states. States regulatory programs have been at the forefront of oil and gas exploration and production since the 1930s.

As a collaboration of state governments, the Exchange is in the unique position to coordinate efforts between the federal government and states to ensure that advances in regulatory regimes are efficient and effective.

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The Exchange Services:

Consultations & Assessments

The Exchange provides evaluations on a broad range of topics depending on the requesting state’s needs. The Exchange Team evaluates the appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency of existing regulation(s), regulatory initiatives, or overall programs. These efforts allow states to draw on the expertise of their peers and others for input through informal consultations to address emerging challenges or formal assessments comprised of evaluations of existing practices, rules, or regulations.

The Exchange has worked with numerous state programs click here to see the consultations and assessments have been completed or are in progress.


The Exchange brings together individuals with expertise and diverse backgrounds by hosting workshops to focus on issues that affect multiple agencies.

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The Exchange draws on the expertise of collaborating regulators and other stakeholders to study topics that affect oil and gas regulation.

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