The Pennsylvania Independent Oil Gas Association (PIOGA) represents nearly 450 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. PIOGA is a member-driven organization that serves as a clearinghouse for our members’ awareness of issues impacting their businesses. Through PIOGA communications, newsletters, e-mails and meetings, the industry becomes aware of proposed changes in regulations early enough to engage the government agencies promoting these changes before they become “carved in stone.” PIOGA staff and committees work with regulators to achieve workable solutions to problems. PIOGA works to inform lawmakers and help develop legislation that is hopefully more meaningful and less onerous for our industry.