The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) is your 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 and misguided federal policymakers.

With today’s challenging political landscape, the industry needs your support now, more than ever before, to increase our voice and create a unified front. IPAA is leading this fight.

Benefits of Membership

Rapid E-mail Distribution System

Access to Congressional leaders through IPAA’s rapid information e-mail distribution system


Access to IPAA’s award-winning professionals with decades of experience representing the industry in Washington, D.C. The IPAA staff is available to work with you on issues including FERC, tax and environmental regulations, land access and other topics.


Access to a membership of more than 10,000 through our printed directory


Industry information through a weekly e-newsletter and daily Energy in Depth (EID) national news roundup (both optional). These concise news outlets deliver the essentials on regulatory, industry and legislative events all around the country.


Legislative alerts and periodic economic reports.


Unique and high-level networking and business development opportunities.

Advocacy Efforts

  • Media Relations – IPAA is a source for journalists from national media as well as trade press, working to ensure that policymakers and the public understand the issues. IPAA members, leadership, and staff are continuously involved in aggressive media outreach efforts.
  • White House Officials and Congressional Leadership – IPAA represents the industry before Congress, the Administration, and all federal agencies, maintaining relationships and open dialogue on the importance of American oil and gas production in meeting the nation’s energy challenges.
  • Natural Gas & Crude Oil – IPAA promotes the economic and environmental benefits of American natural gas towards a cleaner energy future and advocates for sound federal policies to ensure robust American crude oil production to reduce imports and to protect our national security.
  • Political Action Committee – The IPAA Wildcatters Fund creates avenues for member involvement in achieving and maintaining a pro-business, pro-oil and gas Congress.
  • Fighting Unwarranted Environmental Regulations – Exemplified through the Energy in Depth coalition, which is strongly supported by all segments of the upstream industry, including oilfield services companies and related vendors.
  • Taxes – IPAA promotes capital retaining policies that will encourage American oil and gas production.
  • International – IPAA educates members on international practices and monitors policy developments that affect independents operating internationally.
  • Onshore and Offshore Access – IPAA is committed to increasing access to resources in the Intermountain West and Outer Continental Shelf and coordinates activities among industry associations, including the IPAA Endangered Species Watch campaign.

Events and Networking

IPAA provides unparalleled business development and networking opportunities for members including:

  • Private Capital Conference (PCC)
  • North American Prospect Expo (NAPE) – partner program
  • Texas Wildcatters’ Open
  • Wildcatters’ Sporting Clays
  • Texas Hold’Em Tournament
  • Yearly Member Meetings
  • Leaders in Industry Luncheon (monthly) – partner program


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 (Hardcopy)

If you wish to update your IPAA membership listing or have questions regarding membership, please email David Lungren or call 202-857-4722.

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.