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Membership with the Independent Petroleum Association of America

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About the IPAA

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) has represented independent oil and natural gas producers for three-quarters of a century. On June 10, 1929, President Herbert Hoover called a national and state conference to discuss and formulate a practical program for the conservation of America's natural petroleum resources. At that historic meeting at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, oil operators, royalty owners, and land owners alike formed a new national association, the IPAA.

Today, IPAA represents the thousands of independent oil and natural gas producers and service companies across the United States. Independent producers develop 90 percent of domestic oil and gas wells, produce 68 percent of domestic oil and produce 82 percent of domestic natural gas. A recent analysis has shown that independent producers are investing 150 percent of their domestic cash flow back into domestic oil and natural gas development - borrowing funds to enhance their already aggressive efforts to find and produce more energy.

IPAA is a national trade association headquartered in Washington, D.C. It serves as an informed voice for the exploration and production segment of the industry, and advocates its members' views before the U.S. Congress, the Administration and federal agencies. IPAA provides economic and statistical information about the domestic exploration and production industry. IPAA also develops investment symposia and other opportunities for its members.

IPAA Mission

The Independent Petroleum Association of America is dedicated to ensuring a strong, viable domestic oil and natural gas industry, recognizing that an adequate and secure supply of energy is essential to the national economy.

IPAA Purpose

The Independent Petroleum Association of America is the national association representing the thousands of independent crude oil and natural gas explorer/producers in the United States. It also operates in close cooperation with 44 unaffiliated independent national, state and regional associations, which together represent thousands of royalty owners and the companies which provide services and supplies to the domestic industry.

Why join IPAA?

IPAA is the independent's only national advocate, and fights litigation in the courts and represents your interests at FERC. IPAA works closely with state and regional associations to promote issues such as:

  • Tax Reforms
  • Environmental Reforms
  • Natural Gas
  • Resource Access
  • Royalty Issues

IPAA's advocacy team in Washington has been nationally recognized as valuable and effective on influencing energy legislation and regulations and was recently recognized for its upstream advocacy efforts by National Journal magazine. Joining IPAA also gives you the ability to support the IPAA Wildcatters PAC. The PAC's goal is to impact and elect candidates to federal positions who support the agenda of the independent producer and supplier. IPAA provides unparalleled global business development and networking opportunities for members. IPAA hosts more than 20 events annually, including:

  • North American Prospect Expo (NAPE)
  • Business Development Seminars
  • Oil and Gas Investment Symposium (OGIS)
  • Private Capital Conference
  • Industry Meetings

In addition to these services all active members receive analyses and publications to keep your business competitive and to keep you abreast of industry trends and issues, including:

  • Weekly Washington Report
  • U.S. Petroleum Statistics
  • Supply and Demand Forecasts
  • Oil and Gas Producing Industry in Your State
  • Membership Directory



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