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.
Permanent Montana jobs created by petroleum industry
Average earnings; more than two thirds higher than state average
Total income paid to Montana households
Climate Change and Our Energy Future
This video puts mankind’s absolute need for energy in perspective, and explains why the path to a lower carbon energy future is going to take time and require some balance. Watch Video on YouTube.
A guide to the oil & gas regulatory environment, including statute & administrative rules on operations.Read it Online
MPA's biennial publication, including a statewide economic report and other industry news of interest.Read it Online
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.Watch Video