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Montana Petroleum Association Annual Meeting, Golf Tournament (members only), Fishing Tournament (members only), and Petroleum Industry Appreciation Day Luncheon August 26-28, 2024, Doubletree Hotel in Billings, MT

MPA Annual Meeting Agenda

MPA Annual Meeting Registration

MPA Golf Tournament Registration

MPA Fishing Tournament Registration

MPA Annual Meeting Sponsorship Form

Petroleum Industry Appreciation Day Luncheon Registration Only

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 companies.

MPA works with local and statewide officials to advocate for an environment in which the oil and gas industry can benefit the state’s economy. It is our goal to defend the necessary work of this job creating industry against rules and regulations which inhibit our ability to be successful.

MPA strives to positively shape public opinion through education and outreach, and believes in being a generous community partner and good neighbor.

Sustainability Statement For Montana Petroleum Association

Life in Montana takes energy. Our member companies and individuals work tirelessly to ensure energy gets to people in a safe, affordable, reliable and responsible manner. People who work in the field, at our refineries or who transport the product to market are Montanans through and through. That means we value our outdoor heritage and our wide-open spaces.

Because of that, MPA member companies are working to ensure everyone in the state and region continues to have an abundant and affordable supply of energy while living in an environment we can all call home. Our companies are actively addressing sustainability and climate issues and recognize the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The oil and gas industry is critical to our state and it has the strategic capabilities, resources and innovation needed to responsibly solve the world’s energy supply needs – now and into a lower-carbon future.

Our member companies remain proud of our role in Montana’s diverse and strong economy. We can continue to produce the energy that our country needs while also keeping Montana the “Last Best Place.”


Dave Galt, Executive Director
Bobbie Gardner, Office Manager

Board Officers

Dave Linn
Glendive, MT

Vice-President – Downstream
Duncan Crosbie
Phillips 66
Billings, MT

Vice-President – Upstream
Steve Durrett
Double D Energy
Billings, MT

Danette Welsh
Bismarck, ND

Board Members

Dave Ballard
Ballard Petroleum Holdings, LLC
Billings, MT

Kent Beers
Empire Resources LLC
Billings, MT

Colby Branch
Crowley Fleck PLLP
Billings, MT

Lou Brewer
Tomahawk Oil Company
Roundup, MT

Greg Brown
CHS Inc.
Laurel, MT

Brian Cebull
Nance Resources, Inc./GTUIT
Billings, MT

Josh DeMorrett
Dickinson, ND

Ken Dockweiler
Bridger Pipeline
Casper, WY

Bret Fox
Phillips 66
Denver, CO

Jeff Herman
Petro-Hunt LLC
Bismarck, ND

David Hoffman
NorthWestern Energy
Helena, MT

Will Houser
Continental Resources, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK

Jim Irwin
CHS, Inc.
Laurel, MT

Kim Jakub
Par Montana
Billings, MT

Sarah Klepper
Denbury Inc./ExxonMobil
Plano, TX

Michael Kukuk
Chord Energy
Houston, TX

Shane LaCasse
CHS, Inc.
Laurel, MT

Bruce Larsen
Kraken Resources
Houston, TX

Eric Linthicum
White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC
Plano, TX

Mac McDermott
Shelby, MT

Kollin Schade
Calumet Montana Refining
Great Falls, MT

Tad True
True Oil LLC
Denver, CO