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The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a non-profit statewide education and public outreach program. Created in 1998, OOGEEP provides a variety of programs throughout the State of Ohio. These programs primarily focus on teacher workshops, scholarships, student education, firefighter training, industry training, workforce development, research, landowner and guest speaker programs.

OOGEEP has gained respect from a variety of target markets by earning a reputation as a credible state and nationally recognized program. Providing factual information about the crude oil and natural gas industry, many programs have related curriculum and materials that meet state and national standards. OOGEEP is funded by Ohio’s crude oil and natural gas industry through an assessment on the production of all crude oil and natural gas produced in Ohio.  OOGEEP is not a state agency and does not utilize any taxpayer dollars.

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2016 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

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  • OOGEEP Offering Scholarships for Students Pursuing Careers in Oil and Gas Industry

    February 8, 2016

    Cambridge Daily-Jeffersonian The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program is currently accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing careers and training in the crude oil and natural gas industry. New and renewal applications will be accepted through March 1, 2016. OOGEEP, through [...]

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  • Study shows natural gas drilling not contaminating water wells in Carroll County

    February 8, 2016

    New Philadelphia Times-Reporter By: Jon Baker A three-year study by the University of Cincinnati has determined that natural gas drilling has had no effect on the quality of water coming from wells in Carroll County. The study looked at water quality in five counties — Carroll, Columbiana, [...]

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  • Utica Shale Fuels Millions in New Tax Revenue

    February 5, 2016

    Youngstown Business Journal Guest Commentary By: Jackie Stewart, Energy-in-Depth Ohio After just a handful of years in production, Ohio’s Utica shale is supporting initiatives at every level of the state’s government. From maintaining local municipal roads, increasing sales tax revenues, and [...]

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