Our Mission

To maintain a positive business climate for Montana’s petroleum industry, and foster public awareness of its many economic and ecological contributions to the state and nation.

The Montana Petroleum Association, Inc. is an expanding non-profit, voluntary trade association, made up of more than 150 diverse members, including upstream, midstream, and downstream players. We’re committed to proactively engaging lawmakers, and representing each of our members equally. At MPA, we aim to be the premier voice in the oil and gas industry, especially on land use and environmental policy.

29,300

Permanent Montana jobs created by petroleum industry

$71,000

Average earnings; more than two thirds higher than state average

$2.3 Billion

Total income paid to Montana households

America’s Energy Revolution

… 2002 was the beginning of the Shale Revolution. Because of entrepreneurship, free markets, contract law, property rights, and innovation, something uniquely American happened– the American energy revolution. This changed the global energy landscape and reduced our reliance on foreign regimes for oil. Total energy imports subsequently declined in most years as increases in US energy production offset the need for imports … READ MORE.

Fueling the Treasure State Fueling the
Treasure State

A guide to the oil & gas regulatory environment, including statute & administrative rules on operations.

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Treasure State Journal 2022-2023 Treasure State
Journal 2022-2023

MPA's biennial publication, including a statewide economic report and other industry news of interest.

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The Bell Creek Story

Boom & Bust: it’s the story of the frontier. For southeastern Montana, boom times came with cattle in the 1880s and with oil in the 1960s. Now, carbon dioxide from human activities is bringing the Bell Creek oil field back to life.

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Montana Petroleum Report