America’s storyteller, Mike Rowe, spoke to a crowd of 3,000 at Bennett Event Center at the OKC Fairgrounds during the recent Expo 25.
The 25th anniversary of the largest industry event in the state celebrated the innovations, technologies, and economic contributions of oil and natural gas in Oklahoma.
Rowe recently traveled the state to learn about oil and natural gas. He is passionate about promoting skilled labor and telling the story of the hardworking Americans who make the resources and products that make our modern world go.
The people of Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas also raised $100,000 for the Mike Rowe Works Foundation, which provides scholarships for technical training to hundreds of people across the U.S., including several in Oklahoma.
Governor Kevin Stitt, Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, and Sec. of Energy Ken McQueen also participated in the event. As part of the day’s celebration, the ‘oil and natural gas hard hat’ was proclaimed Oklahoma’s State Hat.
Expo 25 also included the First Annual Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas BBQ Competition, showcasing some of the best oilfield cookers. Priority Gas Lift and Tally Production Systems won the people’s choice award, and ChampionX and Presidio was the champion.
EXPO 25 is hosted by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board’s committee for producer education (SOER). The OERB works on behalf of the people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas – who are made up of more than 2,500 producers and thousands of royalty owners. We are committed to voluntarily restoring land and investing in education across our state.
Source: OERB release