Oil and Gas Association to hold annual meeting in Buffalo

The Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York (IOGA of NY) hosts its annual winter meeting November 5-7 in Buffalo.

IOGA executive director Brad Gill, said the meeting is open to all regardless of their view on hydraulic fracturing. “Even the anti-fracking people and opponents (can attend), as long as they pay the fee,” Gill told Business First Buffalo.

Neighboring states like Ohio and Pennsylvania allow the process to extract natural gas, which experts say has led to job creation and has boosted economies there. However, the process is not allowed in New York.

Among the discussion points will be hydraulic fracturing bans and the drilling moratorium in New York state. EPA emissions, land leasing and regulations also will be discussed. A session comprised of five New York State legislators, who’ll discuss the state of affairs in Albany relative to the industry, is also planned.

Tickets are $450 for IOGA of NY members, and $495 for non-members. More information can be found at www.iogany.org .

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