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Section 259.010 creates the eight member State Oil and Gas Council. The council adopts and amends rules and regulations pursuant to Chapter 259, RSMo, to govern the oil and gas industry in Missouri, to establish standards for well drilling or operation, underground storage of hydrocarbons, and the production of oil and/or gas, and to establish fees to administer the law.

The State Oil and Gas Council is composed of the director, or his or her appointee, of the following agencies:

  • Missouri Department of Economic Development' Division of Commerce and Industrial Development
  • Missouri Public Service Commission
  • Clean Water Commission
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology and
  • A member from the Missouri Independent Oil and Gas Association
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Two other persons knowledgeable about the oil and gas industry are appointed to the council by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.

When the requirements of 10 CSR 50-2.010 through 50-2.110 and chapters 259 RSMo have been complied with the authority to engage in oil and gas drilling or producing operations will be granted by the state geologist.

For more information about the State Oil and Gas Council or meetings, please contact the council secretary at 573-368-2143.

State Oil and Gas Council Members

  • John Madras, Council Chairman and Director, Clean Water Commission, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Jefferson City
  • David Bleakley, Council Vice Chairman and Industry Member, Colt Energy, Fairway, Kan.
  • Shari Dunn-Norman, Ph.D., Professor, Petroleum Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla
  • Joe Gillman, Missouri Geological Survey Director and State Geologist, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Rolla
  • Daniel Hall, Chairman, Missouri Public Service Commission, Jefferson City
  • William J. Luebbert, Public Member, Jefferson City
  • Bill L. Ransdall, Specialist, Community Planning and Development, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Jefferson City
  • Vacant, Public Member

Council Fact Sheet – PUB1287

State Oil and Gas Council Meetings

Upcoming Meeting

  • Nov. 16, 2015, 10 a.m.
    Missouri Geological Survey
    111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla

Scheduled Meetings

  • Nov. 23, 2015, via teleconference (special meeting)
  • Jan. 20, 2016, Missouri Geological Survey, Rolla
  • April 20, 2016, Lewis and Clark State Office Building, Jefferson City
  • July 20, 2016, Missouri Geological Survey, Rolla
  • Oct. 19, 2016, Kansas City Regional Office, Lee's Summit

Minutes taken at the Oil and Gas Council meetings are not verbatim records of the meeting. Consequently, the minutes are not intended to be recorded transcriptions.

Past Meeting Information

2015 Meetings

Laws, Regulations and Council Orders

Oil and Gas Production Statutes

Oil and Gas Council Rules | Rules in Development

Oil and Gas Council Orders

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