The Alliance

Quick Facts

  • Membership funds critical advocacy programs promoting demand for oil and natural gas and protect supply at the regional and federal levels.
  • Our members operate in ways to minimize the footprint on the land while protecting public health, air, water, wildlife, cultural and other resources.
  • The Alliance holds networking and informational events that bring together industry executives and professionals from across the region.

The Voice of the Industry in the West

Western Energy Alliance is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 300 companies engaged in all aspects of environmentally responsible exploration and production (E&P) of oil and natural gas in the West. We are an advocacy organization promoting the beneficial use and development of oil and natural gas, and the important economic, environmental and energy security solutions provided by the industry in the West.  

Since 1974, the Alliance has been the voice of the Western oil and natural gas industry, representing the “upstream” segment of the industry. Alliance members include independents, the majority of which are small businesses with an average of fifteen employees, and associated companies.

As our name indicates, we’ve built an alliance of stakeholders who share an interest in a vibrant western economy with robust job creation. We are dedicated to informing and educating stakeholders across the region, including the public; federal, state, and local policy makers; regulatory agencies; the media; the business community; allied trade associations; civic organizations and others on all issues affecting the western oil and natural gas industry. 

We are experts on federal legislative, regulatory, environmental, public lands and other policy issues affecting the oil and natural gas industry. We support policies encouraging job growth, investment and timely access to western federal lands. Congress, local and state policymakers, the media, industry employees and other stakeholders across the region know they can turn to the Alliance to better understand the many issues affecting onshore production and western communities.

The Alliance is comprised of an outstanding professional staff, active working committees, and a committed board of directors and advisors who collaborate as advocates for independent oil and natural gas operating in the West.