Gov. Wolf’s proposed severance tax on Marcellus Shale natural-gas production contains a unique feature that sets a minimum taxable level, […]
The Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania (PIOGA) is the principal nonprofit trade association representing Pennsylvania's independent oil and natural gas producers, marketers, service companies and related businesses. PIOGA member companies drill and operate the majority of the state's crude oil and natural gas, including the Marcellus Shale.
PIOGA 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 changes in proposed regulations early enough to have some response to 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. The association is member-driven.
The issues that we monitor are those with which the members are most concerned. Through our committee structure, companies have a mechanism to share ideas, concerns and solutions. Working together, we help members accomplish that which they may not be able to achieve alone.