MILESTONES OF THE ARIZONA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION (AOGCC)
First act passed by the State Legislature providing for the conservation of oil and gas and regulation of oil and gas wells; administered by the State Land Commissioner.
Oil and Gas Conservation Act of 1951
Created the AOGCC at the session of the legislature next following the discovery and production of oil or gas in the State.
The AOGCC was created as a stand-alone state agency. Powers and duties were transferred from State Land Commissioner.
The AOGCC was given jurisdiction over geothermal resources.
The AOGCC was given jurisdiction over class II injection wells.
The AOGCC was attached administratively to the Arizona Geological Survey in Tucson.