Louis D. D'Amico

President & Executive Director

PIOGA

2015 Northeast Guest of Honor

Lou D’Amico serves as President & Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), a trade association representing over 850 members, including oil and natural gas producers, drilling contractors and service companies, pipeline companies, gas end-users as well as various professional firms, individuals and royalty owners.

Prior to the creation of PIOGA, Lou served as Executive Director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of PA since 1995. Lou’s industry experience spanned over twenty-five years in various roles including engineering, gas marketing and operations management.

Following graduation from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering in 1972, he joined the Peoples Natural Gas Company as a drilling and production engineer. In 1978 he was recruited by Wainoco Oil and Gas Company, a Houston Texas based independent producer to develop and manage operations in Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and West Virginia. He joined Industrial Energy Service Company in 1991 after the sale of Wainoco’s properties.  At IESCO, D’Amico evaluated producing properties for acquisition and worked in marketing natural gas services to end-users.

In addition to his engineering degree, Mr. D’Amico holds an MBA from Gannon University and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania. Lou was one of the founding board members of the Pennsylvania Natural Gas Associates, which became IOGA of Pennsylvania and founding co-director of the Marcellus Shale Committee which became the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

D’Amico has become a leading authority on oil and gas production and shale development and has been invited to speak at various international conferences including the EU-US Business Conference, USA Week, in Bilboa, Spain and addressing the Health and Environment Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.