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Mining and Energy Commission

Session Law 2012-143, or the Clean Energy and Economic Security Act, was ratified in July 2012. This law reconstitutes the state’s Mining Commission as the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission, and charges the Commission with developing a modern regulatory program for the management of oil and gas exploration and development activities in North Carolina, including the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

The Commission, in conjunction with other commissions and state agencies, has been directed to establish a modern oil and gas regulatory program that is “designed to protect public health and safety; protect public and private property; protect and conserve the State’s air, water, and other natural resources; promote economic development and expand employment opportunities; and provide for the productive and efficient development of the State’s oil and gas resources.”

The Commission shall have the authority to make determinations and issue orders pursuant to the Oil and Gas Conservation Act; regulate the spacing of wells and to establish drilling units as provided in G.S. 113-393; require the operation of wells with efficient gas-oil ratios and to fix such ratios; limit and prorate the production of oil or gas, or both, from any pool or field for the prevention of waste as provided in G.S. 113-394 and require integration of interests as provided in G.S. 113-393.

Oil and Gas Conservation Act - as revised summer 2012 (unofficial version)

Related provisions to the Oil and Gas Conservation Act 

 

MEC/Committee and Study Group Information:

James Womack, Commissioner

919/770-4783       email:  commissioner.womack@gmail.com

Administration of Oil & Gas Committee Chairman:  Charles Holbrook

910/692-1069       email:  cholbrook40@gmail.com

Environmental Standards Committee Chairman:  George Howard

919/334-9105       email:  george@restorationsystems.com

Water & Waste Committee Chairman:  Dr. Vik Rao

919/541-7438       email: rao.energy@yahoo.com

Rules Committee Chairwoman:  Amy Pickle

919/613-8746       email:  amy.pickle@duke.edu

Mining Committee Chairman:  Ivan (Tex) Gilmore

252/946-6158       email:  texgilmore@embarqmail.com

Civil Penalty Remissions Committee Chairwoman: Charlotte Mitchell

919/260-9901       email:  charlotte.a.mitchell2@gmail.com

Other members:

Dr. Marva Mizell Price

919/810-6971       email:  marva.price@duke.edu

Dr. Robert Mensah-Biney

828/251-6155, ext. 224       email:  robert_biney@ncsu.edu

Excell O. Ferrell

336/274-7412       email:  eoferrell.mec@gmail.com

Compulsory Pooling Study Group Director:  Dr. Ray Covington

336/312-3320       email:  raycovington@triad.rr.com

Funding Levels & Potential Funding Sources Study Group Director:  Jane Lewis-Raymond

704/731-4261       email:  jane.lewis-raymond@piedmontng.com

Local Government Regulation Study Group Director:  Charles Taylor

919/715-0000, ext 1582       email:  sandfordcitycouncil@windstream.net

Coordinated Permitting Study Group Director:  Dr. Kenneth Taylor, P.G.

919/707-9211       email:  kenneth.b.taylor@ncdenr.gov

 

 

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DEMLR/Energy Staff Contacts:

Brad Atkinson, Energy Section Chief  919/707-9235

Katherine Marciniak, P.G. Senior Specialist  919/707-9231

Ryan Channell, P.G. Senior Geologist  919/707-9236

Rosalind Harris, Office Administrator  919/707-9234

Walt Haven, P.G. Oil & Gas Program Supervisor  919/707-9220

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