Fostering a Safe, Responsible Oil & Gas Industry in Utah

The Utah Petroleum Association (UPA) represents the men and women of Utah’s oil and natural gas industries. Our Member Companies are involved in all aspects of the State’s petroleum industry including the exploration, production, processing, transportation, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas resources. Our industry is an essential part of the welfare, standard of living and prosperity of all Utahns. We provide the energy resources that heat your homes, fuel your automobiles and keep your families and businesses moving.

UPA is the recognized voice of the petroleum industry in Utah. Our Member Companies have joined together to solve mutual problems, promote the industry and advocate for state, local and federal laws and regulations that provide a conducive atmosphere to economic growth and prosperity. Our Members provide high quality jobs, tremendous economic investment and significant tax and royalty revenues to Utah, its citizens and communities.

FEATURED EVENTS

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Uintah Basin Energy Summit

The 2016 Uintah Basin Energy Summit will be held August 31 - September 1 at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal, Utah. This event is a great opportunity to learn about current and future issues in the industry and meet and network with other industry, government or regulatory representatives.
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UPA Member CONNECT Lunch

UPA's next Member CONNECT Lunch is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 at 12:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Alta Club in SLC. We're pleased to have Mr. Mark Knold, Chief Economist for the Utah Department of Workforce Services as our speaker. He'll be giving a Utah Economic Report & Outlook.

The event is free to UPA Members. We encourage you to attend, invite co-workers and others associated with Utah's petroleum industry to come network with Utah's industry and get to know UPA.

UTAH ENERGY HEADLINES

August
28

Some cities say raising Utah’s gas tax failed to bring promised revenues

Salt Lake Tribune
When the Legislature raised the state gasoline tax last year by about a nickel a gallon, cities and counties were promised it would boost their share of that revenue about 17.5 percent this year ­— bringing tens of millions of extra dollars. Read More …
August
26

Orem resident Dan Hemmert appointed to Utah Senate

Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Orem resident Dan Hemmert to the Utah Senate on Friday.

"I am humbled to represent the community that I have loved my entire life. I look forward to getting to work for the people of District 14," Hemmert said.

Hemmert, a Republican, replaces Sen. Al Jackson, R-Highland, who resigned last month. The district includes parts of Orem, Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Highland and Alpine. Read More …
August
25

Groups challenge oil and gas development on Western lands

Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — A pair of environmental groups is suing the Obama administration to overturn all federal oil and gas leases issued in Utah and two other Western states since 2015, insisting impacts of climate change are being ignored. Read More …
August
24

BLM gets new Utah director, and land challenges await

Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management announced Wednesday that an agency veteran will lead Utah operations, filling the shoes of Juan Palma, who left more than a year ago. Read More …
August
20

EPA should give us leeway to solve our unique ozone issues

Salt Lake Tribune
The Environmental Protection Agency recently lowered its standards for permissible ground level ozone from 75 parts-per-billion (ppb) to 70 ppb under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Although ozone is a naturally occurring phenomenon, most scientists agree that extreme concentrations of ozone, especially when hovering over cities, can have adverse health effects. If a county or region exceeds EPA's ozone standard, they designate that county as being in "nonattainment," which carries with it serious economic consequences. Read More …