Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA)
The Pennsylvania Independent Oil Gas Association (PIOGA) was founded in 2010 with the merger of the Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Association (POGAM) and the Independent Oil & Gas Association of Pennsylvania (IOGA-PA). Organized in 1918, POGAM was thought to be the nation’s oldest state oil and gas trade association. PIOGA represents nearly 750 members, including oil and natural gas producers, drilling contractors, service companies, manufacturers, distributors, professional firms and consultants, pipelines, end users, royalty owners and others with interests in the success of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry. PIOGA member companies drill and operate the majority of the state’s crude oil and natural gas wells, including those targeting the Marcellus and Utica Shale.
As an advocate for the industry, PIOGA is active in the legislative, regulatory and legal arenas. The shale-gas revolution has dramatically increased supply with a resulting sharp decline in commodity prices. Consequently, PIOGA has broadened its emphasis to seek expanded markets and new uses for natural gas and related products. This has led to an expansion of PIOGA’s focus to more fully include pipeline operators and end-users such as power generation, industrial and manufacturing consumers of methane, ethane and related commodity products.
The association is dedicated to the proposition that, “Working together, we help members accomplish that which they cannot achieve alone.”