Recent increases in oil and gas extraction and production activities have raised questions about the ambient impact of the emissions from these processes and facilities, which have been known to emit a variety of compounds to the atmosphere that can affect local, regional and possibly global air quality. As future plans for the increase of oil and gas production are considered in the United States, the overall effect on air quality is an important consideration. Research conducted on qualifying and quantifying these emissions is relatively new, and many more experiments and modeling studies are needed to provide a clear understanding of them and their impact on air quality. This session will allow scientists to showcase their observational and modeling studies concerning emissions from oil and gas development and their impacts on air quality. The session will include invited talks and submitted oral and poster presentations. Student participation will be especially encouraged. Student presentations are particularly encouraged. Students are eligible to compete for cash prizes and certificates from AMS awarded to outstanding first author student presentations.