Although varied in their specific missions, each of the entities that comprise the Division of Energy & Mineral Resources (DEMR)—the Arkansas Energy Office, the Office of Mining, the Geological Survey, Emergency Management, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, and the Oil & Gas Commission—share common goals of best practices and excellent representation of Arkansans’ interests in their respective fields of expertise.
At E&E, Lawrence Bengal is not only the Chief Administrator of Energy, he’s also the Director of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission and an Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commissioner. In addition, he serves as Governor Hutchinson’s representative to both the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Interstate Mining Compact Commission. An expert in the field of geologic storage of carbon dioxide, Bengal has been called on to testify before United States Senate and House Committees on this subject as well as a variety of oil and gas-related matters.
Associate Energy Administrator, Division of Energy & Mineral Resources, Emergency Management
Director, Oil & Gas Commission
Director, Office of the State Geologist
Director, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board
Director, Arkansas Energy Office
Program Manager, Mining Program
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Arkansas Division of Emergency Management
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