What is the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission?


The Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AZOGCC) has statutory responsibility to regulate the drilling for and production of oil, gas, helium, carbon dioxide, and geothermal resources. It consists of five members appointed by the Governor and one ex-officio member, the State Land Commissioner. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality provides administrative and staff support. Current Commission members include J. Dale Nations, Tucson; Stephen R. Cooper, Casa Grande; William C. Feyerabend, Prescott Valley; Frank Thorwald, Sun City, Chairman; Robert L. Wagner, Mesa; and Lisa Atkins, ex-officio member and State Land Commissioner.