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N.C. Oil and Gas Commission

The N.C. Oil and Gas Commission is responsible for adopting rules on oil and gas exploration in North Carolina. The Oil and Gas Commission also has the authority to regulate the spacing of wells for oil and gas exploration, establish areas where oil and gas drilling can occur, and limit the production of oil and gas exploration. By law, the commission is required to submit annual progress reports to the Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy and the Environmental Review Commission. The Oil and Gas Commission and a reconstituted Mining Commission were created to carry out the regulatory responsibilities of the former state Mining and Energy Commission. The General Assembly eliminated the Mining and Energy Commission after the commission had adopted rules that govern oil and gas exploration and development in North Carolina. The Oil and Gas Commission has nine members. A total of four members are appointed by leaders in each chamber of the General Assembly. The remaining five members are appointed by the governor. Members serve for four years. 

15A NCAC 05H - Oil and Gas Conservation Rules - Final 2015 

Upcoming Meetings

Dec. 4, 2018
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Archdale Building, Ground Floor Hearing Room
512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh
Agenda

Feb. 12, 2019
Archdale Building, Ground Floor Hearing Room
512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh

May 14, 2019
Archdale Building, Ground Floor Hearing Room
512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh

Aug. 13, 2019
Archdale Building, Ground Floor Hearing Room
512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh

Nov. 6, 2019
Archdale Building, Ground Floor Hearing Room
512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh

Past Meetings

Nov. 8, 2018 - CANCELLED

Oct. 16, 2018
Agenda

Aug. 7, 2018
Agenda
Internal Operating Procedures
Ingraffea Presentation
Draft NCDOT Report to JLEPC and JLTOC 
Girolami Handout 1
Girolami Handout 2
Unfinished Mining and Energy Commission Business for Consideration
Proposed Committees and Study Groups 
Audio Recording of Aug. 7 Meeting

March 14, 2018 (Orientation Meeting)
Agenda
Minutes of May 8 Meeting
Audio Recording of March 14 Meeting

May 8, 2018
Agenda
Minutes of March 14 Meeting
Womack Presentation to Commission
Audio Recording of May 8 Meeting