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Quick Facts

  • Western Energy Alliance represents more than 300 companies headquartered in 25 states in the U.S. and two provinces in Canada.
  • Western Energy Alliance has added more than 170 new member companies to our ranks since January 2012.
  • Western Energy Alliance members are dedicated to environmentally responsible exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the West.

Western Energy Alliance, founded in 1974 as the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States (IPAMS), is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 300 companies headquartered in 25 states in the U.S. and Canada and is engaged in all aspects of environmentally responsible exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the West.

Western Energy Alliance is an advocacy organization that promotes 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. Western Energy Alliance is 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; other industries; allied trade associations; civic organizations and others on all issues affecting the western oil and natural gas industry.

Western Energy Alliance takes pride in its reputation as the industry source of credible, accurate information on oil and natural gas issues in the West. Congress, the media, stakeholders, and industry members across the region know they can turn to the Alliance to better understand the many oil and natural gas issues affecting our Western communities.

The Alliance is comprised of a professional staff, active working committees, and a committed board of directors and advisers who collaborate as advocates for the independent oil and natural gas industry operating in thirteen western states.

Anyone interested in learning more about Western Energy Alliance is invited to get involved by creating a profile online.