Alabama governor becomes chairman of oil group

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Robert Bentley has become the first Alabama governor to serve as chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

The commission is an organization of 38 states involved in oil and natural gas production. Bentley's office said his goals as the chairman for 2013 include providing more extensive training for oil and gas inspector certification and bringing the states' regulatory and technical staffs together to share ideas and best practices.

Bentley office announced that the commission is headed to Alabama for its midyear issues summit on May 20-22 in Point Clear.



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