Geological Survey Program


State Oil and Gas Council

The State Oil and Gas Council publishes rules and regulations that apply to oil and gas drilling and producing operations to foster and promote orderly and economic development, production and use of natural resources of oil and gas.

The State Oil and Gas Council is composed of the director, or his or her appointee, of the following agencies:

Oil and Gas Fields in Missouri Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Missouri Geological Survey

Two other persons knowledgeable about the oil and gas industry are appointed to the council by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.

When the requirements of 10 CSR 50-2.010 through 50-2.110 and chapters 259 RSMo have been complied with the authority to engage in oil and gas drilling or producing operations will be granted by the state geologist.

State Oil and Gas Council Members

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For more information about the State Oil and Gas Council or meetings, please contact the council secretary at 573-368-2143.

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State Oil and Gas Council Meetings

Upcoming Meeting    

Scheduled Meetings    

2014 Meetings

Past Meetings


Laws, Regulations and Council Orders

Oil and Gas Production Statutes

Oil and Gas Council Rules | Rules in Development

Oil and Gas Council Orders


Oil and Gas in Missouri

Oil was discovered in Missouri shortly after the Civil War when water wells were being drilled near Kansas City. Missouri has seen a marked increase in the production of oil in the last several years. Read more, access the oil and gas permits database, the downhole stratigraphic and geophysical logs database, find forms and publications, locate operators, data and reports, and contact staff geologists.