OKLAHOMA CITY — Following Gov. Stitt’s signing of House Bill 2676, OIPA-OKOGA president Chad Warmington released the following statement:
Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry is committed to the communities where the men and women of our industry work and live. One of the biggest issues those communities face is upkeep and upgrades to the roads their residents use on a daily basis.
OIPA-OKOGA and the state’s oil and natural gas industry are in full support of House Bill 2676, which will provide an additional $30 million to the county roads and bridges improvement fund and increase funding for critical repairs and improvements.
Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry takes great strides to reduce the amount of heavy trucks traveling Oklahoma’s roadways, but the transportation of machinery needed to drill for and produce oil and natural gas means truck traffic will always be a part of the state’s defining industry.
Working together with municipal and county leaders to ensure funding is available when repairs and upgrades are needed is a priority for the industry.
About OIPA-OKOGA: OIPA-OKOGA, the newly formed oil and natural gas trade association created by the merger of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association, is the only trade association in Oklahoma that represents every segment of the oil and natural gas industry, allowing the industry to speak with one voice when advocating for the interests of our members, landowner partners, host communities and employees. The association’s goal is to enhance Oklahoma’s economy for future generations and make the state a destination for capital investment from the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the energy industry.