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Legislative Update
 

NSWA Hires New Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs

Oklahoma City – The National Stripper Well Association (NSWA) announced today Aindriu Colgan is joining the association as the new Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs. Colgan will work to represent the 83-year-old organization on Capitol Hill as a champion for the small business sector of the oil and natural gas industry.

Colgan joins NSWA as a liaison from the Ferguson Group. Previously, he served as Legislative Director for Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, developing expertise in tax, energy, and fiscal policy. Colgan was essential in passing 2015’s permanent tax extenders package, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act. This act included permanent State and Local Sales Tax Deduction, the permanent Research and Development Tax Credit, and reforms to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA).

“We believe Aindriu will bring his expertise and help expand NSWA’s reach in Washington,” said NSWA Chairman Darlene Wallace. “We’re excited for him to hit the ground running with the main focus on preserving percentage depletion.”

The Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs position was created in 2015 as a response to a call from NSWA membership to expand the staff and establish a better NSWA presence on Capitol Hill, to represent the rights and best interest of the over 18,000 small business men and women in America’s energy industry.

Colgan completed his Masters with Distinction in international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He completed his Bachelor’s degree cum laude at Dartmouth College in Economics and Classical Languages and Literature (Honors). Colgan lives with his wife, Jennifer, in Washington, DC.

About National Stripper Well Association: It is the belief of NSWA that producers, owners and operators of marginally-producing wells have a unique set of needs and concerns regarding federal legislation and regulation. NSWA’s sole responsibility since 1934 has been federal advocacy on behalf of the small producers of the oil and gas industry who own and operate 80% of the wells responsible for 20% of the total production in the United States. By controlling regulatory costs and preserving historical tax provisions like the percentage depletion allowance, NSWA members can continue to produce the energy America needs so badly.