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The Clean Energy and Economic Security Act of 2012 reconstituted the state’s Mining Commission as the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission. The law charged the Commission, in conjunction with other state agencies and commissions, 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 law mandates that the regulatory program be “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.”

Further, the law established that the Commission shall have 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 - Revised 2012
Provisions to the Oil and Gas Conservation Act 

Committee and Study Group Information

Dr. Vik Rao, Chairman  919-541-7438
Amy Pickle, Vice Chairwoman  919-613-8746
Administration of Oil & Gas Committee Chairman: Vacant
Civil Penalty Remissions Committee Chairwoman: Charlotte Mitchell  919-260-9901
Compulsory Pooling Study Group Director: Dr. Ray Covington  336-312-3320 
Coordinated Permitting Study Group Director, Dr. Kenneth Taylor, P.G.  919-707-9211      
Environmental Standards Committee Chairman, George Howard  919-334-9105     
Water & Waste Committee Chairman: Dr. Vik Rao
Rules Committee Chairwoman: Amy Pickle
Mining Committee Chairman: Ivan (Tex) Gilmore 252-946-6158
Funding Levels & Potential Funding Sources Study Group Director: Jane Lewis-Raymond  704-731-4261
Local Government Regulation Study Group Director: Charles Taylor  919-715-0000, ext. 1582

Other Members:

Dr. Robert Mensah-Biney  828-251-6155, ext. 224
Excell O. Ferrell  336-274-7412
James Womack  919-770-4783
Dr. Marva Mizell Price  919-810-6971

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DEMLR - Oil and Gas Program Staff Contacts

Brad Atkinson, Energy Section Chief  919-707-9235
Walt Haven, P.G. Oil & Gas Program Supervisor  919-707-9234
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

Mailing Address:
N.C. Mining & Energy Commission
c/o DEMLR - Oil & Gas Program
1612 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-1612

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