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MILESTONES OF THE ARIZONA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION (AZOGCC)

1927

First act passed by the State Legislature providing for the conservation of oil and gas and regulation of oil and gas wells; administered by the State Land Commissioner.

1951

Oil and Gas Conservation Act of 1951

Created the AZOGCC at the session of the legislature next following the discovery and production of oil or gas in the State.

1959

The AZOGCC was created as a stand-alone state agency.  Powers and duties were transferred from State Land Commissioner.

1972

The AZOGCC was given jurisdiction over geothermal resources.

1978

The AZOGCC was given jurisdiction over class II injection wells.

1991

The AZOGCC was attached administratively to the Arizona Geological Survey in Tucson.