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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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    October 19, 2016

    Crain’s Cleveland Business. Long is the new deep. Just ask SM Energy Co., which on Tuesday spent $1.6 billion to expand its acreage in America’s most prodigious oil patch, the Permian Basin. The unique geologic makeup of the Permian, consisting of multiple layers of oil- and gas-trapping sha [...]

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  • Monroe County Signs Oil and Natural Gas Lease/Royalty Contract

    October 18, 2016

    Wheeling Intelligencer/News-Register. The Monroe County Board of Commissioners signed a lease/royalty agreement with Eclipse Resources on Monday that will add $130,000 to the general fund. The agreement calls for oil and gas wells to be developed on 26 acres of county-owned property. The terms o [...]

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    October 18, 2016

    Columbus Dispatch. The federal government has given notice that it plans to auction oil and gas lease rights for 1,600 acres of Wayne National Forest near Marietta, a step that could lead to fracking on public land. Energy industry officials are applauding the decision, which affects parts of Mo [...]

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