State of West Virginia Class II UIC Peer Review

The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) conducts the Class II UIC Peer Review process under the joint GWPC and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) “StatesFirst” Initiative. The purpose of this process is to assess the effectiveness of Class
II UIC programs that have been delegated to states under Sections 1422 or 1425 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

National Oil and Gas Gateway consolidates well-level data from participating states

(Source: EIA Today in Energy)

The National Oil and Gas Gateway is the first publicly available website with oil and natural gas well-level data from multiple states. The website was created as a collaborative initiative among the U.S. Energy Information Administration; the Groundwater Protection Council (GWPC) and its member states; and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Oil and Natural Gas, part of the Office of Fossil Energy.


2018 UIC Conference

February 11 - 14, 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma | Hyatt Regency 

2018 Conference Rates | Registration Coming Soon:

  • Full Conference Government -
    • $400 (Early Bird by Tuesday Jan. 16)  
    • $445 (After Jan. 16)
  • Full Conference Non-Government
    • $450 (Early Bird by Tuesday Jan. 16)  
    • $495 (After Jan. 16)
  • One Day
    • $235
  • Presenter
    • $195

Preliminary Agenda, Hotel Details and Registration Information Coming Soon!

RBDMS 3.0 “Alpha” Release

The GWPC is pleased to announce that the RBDMS 3.0 alpha release (“Alpha”) is available for evaluation by interested parties.  As discussed at the Lido conference, “Alpha” represents our first step towards leveraging the work being done in California on the WellSTAR project for the national RBDMS community.

Position Announcement: Northeast-Midwest Institute, Director of the Safe Drinking Water Research and Policy Program

GWPC launches state-powered WellFinder mobile application

The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) announced today the release of RBDMS WellFinder, a free mobile application powered by data directly from state regulatory programs, which allows users to locate and select oil and natural gas wells from an interactive map to display valuable data and information.

RBDMS WellFinder utilizes well data directly from state regulatory programs. This data, submitted to the states by oil and natural gas well operators for regulatory compliance, has not been manipulated by the GWPC and has been vetted by regulatory program staff.  

Idaho welcomed as full member of Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Idaho was welcomed as a full member state of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) during the 2017 IOGCC Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City this week. 

Underground Gas Storage Regulatory Considerations

A national Natural Gas Storage Work Group released this report on underground gas storage that evaluates potential vulnerabilities at gas storage operations and identifies prospective regulatory responses for consideration by state and federal agencies.

Multi-State Work Group Releases Report on Gas Storage Regulatory Considerations

Oklahoma City, OK, May 08, 2017 -  A national Natural Gas Storage Work Group released today a report on underground gas storage that evaluates potential vulnerabilities at gas storage operations and identifies prospective regulatory responses for consideration by state and federal agencies.

Earthquake dashboard streamlines Oklahoma regulatory response

(The Oklahoman) Earthquake rates may have declined in Oklahoma in recent months, but that doesn't mean regulators are resting on their laurels.

Instead, they are continuing to refine technology and data collection practices from researchers and oil and gas companies. Among those efforts is the evolution of a visual "dashboard" developed by the Groundwater Protection Council with the help of other organizations.

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