2018 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MONTANA PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION
A Message from the President
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thankful for the
share an update
on behalf of our
of which are
from a period
of some of
the lowest oil prices we’ve seen in more than a
decade. When oil prices over the last few years
weren’t keeping companies from operating at
their full potential, the onslaught of regulatory
obstacles proved challenging. ough exploration
and production have tapered o signi cantly,
lawsuits and protests continue.
Despite this somber description of Montana’s
operating environment, there is much to look
forward to in the year ahead.
To the members of the Montana Petroleum
Association, I want to say ank you. ank you
for your continued support through challenging
economic times. We, as an industry, are stronger
when we work together to promote a better business
climate for oil and natural gas activity.
Our sta at the Montana Petroleum Association
has been able to continue representing the
industry at meetings on regulatory a airs, as
well as keeping members informed on the host
of issues a ecting our member-companies. e
Association has tightened its belt and thrown
on the work boots, just as so many of you have
through the last downturn.
e presidential election has really shaken
things up in Washington and across the country.
We nally have a businessman in the White
House and an administration that’s made energy
dominance a priority. We’re beginning to see
some of the barriers to business torn down as
part of the President’s objective to do away with
An executive action approval of the Keystone
XL pipeline is nally making that project a reality.
Revisions of several key rules a ecting the industry
will continue, and hopefully in a direction
that is advantageous for continued exploration
Tax reform has proven a boon for businesses
and blue-collared workers across the country.
Companies have more money to invest at just
the right time with higher oil prices. In Montana,
lawmakers now know just how crucial resource
revenue is to state and local budgets, having had
to call a Special Session of the legislature last year
to address a budget shortfall.
e industry is resilient and continues to
prove time and time again, through the highs
and lows we all know so well, that we’re here
to stay. As another legislative session nears, we
cannot take for granted our past successes. We
need everyone on deck to gear up for continued
push-back to our industry, both inside and outside
the Capital and courtrooms.
In one way or another, we all support an industry
that provides resources worth ghting
for. Again, I thank your for sticking with us
through the thick and thin and look forward to
the year ahead.
First o , I’m
The Montana Petroleum Association,
Inc. is an expanding
non-profi t, voluntary trade
association, made up of more
than 150 diverse members; including
and downstream companies.
MPA works with local and
statewide offi cials to advocate for
an environment in which the oil
and gas industry can benefi t 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.
As a member of the Montana
Petroleum Association, you’ll
receive the following benefi ts:
• Up-to-date industry news
• Representation on
regulatory & tax issues
• Positive public relations &
• A subscription to MPA
• Legislative highlights &
• Opportunities to serve on
• Participation in networking
events and meetings
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