About IPAA

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) has represented independent oil and natural gas producers for more than 90 years. 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 Independent Petroleum Association of America.

Today IPAA is headquartered in Washington, D.C. where the association serves as an informed voice for the exploration and production segment of the industry, and advocates its members’ views before the United States Congress, The White House, and federal agencies. IPAA represents the thousands of independent oil and natural gas producers and service companies across the United States. America’s independent producers develop 91 percent of the nation’s oil and natural gas wells. These companies account for 83 percent of America’s oil production, 90 percent of its natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) production, and support over 4.5 million American jobs. A recent analysis has shown that independent producers are investing 150 percent of their U.S. cash flow back into American oil and natural gas development to enhance their already aggressive efforts to find and produce more energy.

In addition to advocacy efforts, IPAA hosts business development and networking opportunities for its members throughout the year.

Our Mission

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

Our Purpose

Facts About Fracking

The Independent Petroleum Association of America is the national trade association representing the thousands of independent crude oil and natural gas explorers and producers across the United States of America. 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 that provide services and supplies to the domestic industry.

IPAA is the industry’s strongest presence in the nation’s capital and these are important times. The entire oil and gas industry remains under fire from anti-development groups; but with these challenges arise unique opportunities that IPAA is seizing for our members.