The California Independent Petroleum Association (CIPA) is a non-profit, non-partisan trade association representing approximately 500 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies operating in California. Our members represent approximately 70% of California’s total oil production and 90% of California’s natural gas production.
Since 1976, when the Independent Oil & Gas Producers’ Association merged with the California Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association to form CIPA, the association has kept the political, regulatory and public policy interests of independent oil and gas producers at the forefront of its agenda.
CIPA represents the diverse interests of its membership before the California State Legislature, the United States Congress and numerous federal, state and local regulatory agencies. The association is an advocate of free market principles, eliminating duplicative regulation, stimulating recovery of domestic resources and improving the industry’s public image.