The Ohio Petroleum Council, which has always been an arm or division of the national American Petroleum Council, has officially changed it’s name. It’s no longer the OPC but is now API Ohio. The OPC decided to take on the name of its parent organization to strengthen its brand, and name, recognition. OPC (or rather API Ohio) is not to be confused with OOGA–the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. Both organizations are competitors, of a sort. OPC/API Ohio has not endorsed the Republicans’ proposed Utica Shale severance tax increase. OOGA has endorsed it and helped craft it (see The Secret Back Room Deal to Raise OH’s Utica Shale Tax).
Here’s more about the OPC name transformation: