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Danny Thompson Honored


People of the Times: Newport oil and gas veteran honored

Marietta Times Nov 27, 2006

Danny W. Thompson of Newport was inducted recently into the Ohio Oil and Gas Association Hall of Fame.

He was honored during a special ceremony on Nov. 17 at the Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, Ohio.

The Hall of Fame was established in 1987 to recognize and honor veterans in the industry. Honorees come from all levels and segments of the oil and gas industry. Those selected for induction are determined by their contributions to the industry in Ohio.

Thompson started Danny W. Thompson Investment, a company that provides oil field construction and other development work, in 1977. In 1979, along with DWTI, Carlton Oil Corp. was started to drill and operate oil and gas wells in southeast Ohio. Thompson still serves as president/owner of Carlton Oil Corp., which to date has drilled and operates 154 wells, including six in 2006.

Thoughout his career, Thompson has been active in many industry organizations. He has served many years on the Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association board of directors, including two terms as president, and as chairman of the governmental affairs committee. He has been a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association since 1979 and has served on its board of trustees from 1998 to 2000. He has also made trips to Washington, D.C., on oil and gas issues, including testifying twice before Congressional committees.

He and his wife, Janet, have three children and two grandsons.