Montana Association of

Oil, Gas, & Coal


The Montana Association of Oil, Gas, & Coal Counties is a non-profit corporation providing leadership on energy issues and promoting responsible energy development for the future of Montana.

The Association?has one annual general membership meeting the second or third week in June. We also have a mid-winter meeting in February and a Fall meeting in September in conjunction with the MACo. meetings.

There are?33 Counties?that belong to the ?Association. County memberships are determined as a percentage of the Federal Mineral Royalty distribution to that county and a percentage of the production tax generated within the county. The minimum county membership is $200. Associate memberships are welcome from the oil, gas, and coal industries as well as from cities, schools, and individuals. Corporate? and School District memberships are $250 a year. City memberships are $100 a year. Associates are welcome at the all meetings, but do not have voting rights.

Board of Directors

  • President Richard Dunbar
    Phillips County
  • Vice President Gordon Oelkers
    Roosevelt County
  • Secretary/Treasurer Frank DePreist
    Blaine County
  • Commissioner Loren Young
    Richland County
  • Commissioner Doug Martens
    Rosebud County
  • Commissioner Roy Rost
    Fallon County
  • Commissioner John Ostlund
    Yellowstone County
  • Shelby DeMars
    Executive Director


  • Counties

    Big Horn, Beaverhead,?Blaine, Carbon, Carter, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fergus, Gallatin,?Garfield, Glacier, Golden Valley, Hill, Liberty, Madison,?McCone, Musselshell, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powder River, Prairie,?Richland, Rosebud, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wibaux, Yellowstone

  • Cities


  • School Districts


  • Corporate

    Fidelity Exploration and Production
    T & E??
    PPL Montana
    Northwest Energy
    MDU Resources
    Mitchell Oilfeild Service, Inc
    Cloud Peak Energy

Annual Meeting - June 2020-Sidney, MT

Please make your reservations early and plan to attend our Annual Meeting. When making your reservation, be sure to mention that you are with the Montana Association of Oil Gas & Coal Counties.

To view our Annual Meeting page, click here

Join us for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Montana Association of Oil, Gas, and Coal Counties to be held in Sidney, Montana! We have some great speakers and activities planned that you won't want to miss!

To register for the Annual Meeting, or to view annual meeting documents, including information about past annual meetings, visit our Annual Meeting page by, clicking here


For answers to questions or additional information about the Montana Association of Oil, Gas, and Coal Counties, please contact us using the information below.?




Montana Association of Oil, Gas, & Coal Counties
c/o Shelby DeMars, 1820 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Montana Association of Oil, Gas, and Coal Counties. 1820 N Last Chance Gulch. Helena, MT 59601.