OOGEEP Recognized for Public Education, Outreach Programs

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education ProgramAkron Beacon Journal

By Bob Downing

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) was recently awarded the Chairman’s Stewardship Award for Energy Education from the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) at the association’s annual meeting in Columbus.

The IOGCC is a multi-state government association that works to ensure America’s oil and natural gas resources are conserved and maximized while also protecting health, safety and the environment. The national group met in Columbus this week as a showcase of the state and the oil and gas industry’s efforts to ensure the development of Ohio’s oil and gas resources happens responsibly.

“OOGEEP is proud to accept this award on behalf of Ohio’s oil and gas producers who have voluntarily provided millions of dollars to fund educational programs throughout the state,” said OOGEEP

Executive Director Rhonda Reda. “Our industry has long realized the importance of educating Ohioans about the benefits of local energy production in our state, as well as the importance of supporting education in schools, providing scholarships, training firefighters and connecting Ohio jobseekers to careers in the industry. Ohio is a national leader in energy education and outreach and we’re honored to be recognized for these industry efforts.”

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