"The mining of coal, minerals, oil and natural gas production play an important part in Utah's economy, and without these natural resources we would not enjoy the standard of living we do in our modern society. The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining ensures our access to these natural resources in an environmentally responsible manner, while our Abandoned Mine Program works to protect the public from the dangers of unregulated past mining practices. Our employees really do make it happen."

John R. Baza
Director, Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining


The Drill Down - April 2016

The Drill Down is the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining's (OGM) quarterly newsletter. We want to keep residents informed of Division projects, accomplishments and educate Utahns on how energy and mineral development in Utah affects our quality of more

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The Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining announces the recipients' of the 2016 Earth Day Awards.

Winners received their awards April 27 at the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining hearing in Salt Lake City more

Briefing By Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining - 1/27/2016

TOPIC BRIEFING BY UTAH DIVISION OF OIL GAS & MINING. Director John Baza discusses the recent market shift in Utah's oil industry and the impact within DNR's Division of Oil Gas & Mining. Background provided on the Conservation Fee (production tax) that provides state general fund resources along with sole source funding for activities in the state Oil & Gas program. This short video (7 min) excerpt has been taken from the live OGM Board Briefing Session recorded 1/27/2016.
The complete briefing can be viewed at: Briefing By Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining - 1/27/2016

Results of Customer Satisfaction Survey - 10/26/2015

The Division completed our 2015 customer satisfaction survey on October 20. We appreciate the 188 responses received from our various stakeholders, resulting in a composite rating of 4.25 on a 1 to 5 scale. Our management is currently reviewing the detailed comments provided by the survey respondents. Please view a summary of the survey results via this link. 2015 Cust Survey Chart PDF