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Membership Information

We invite you to join UPA and unite your efforts behind an organization that continually strives to maintain and better the business environment for the petroleum industry in Utah. UPA Members includes companies involved in Upstream, Midstream and Downstream activities as well as service companies providing support to the industry. By joining UPA you're helping stem the avalanche of laws and regulations that threaten to stifle responsible development in Utah. We need your support to continue and increase these critically important efforts.

Find Out What UPA Can Do For Your Company

Learn About Joining our Membership and Being a Part of the UPA Team

Value Through Membership

Join more than 65 member companies in shared commitment to better Utah's business environment, expand opportunities and move the industry forward. Your membership dollars fund critical advocacy programs that promote demand for petroleum products and protect supply at the state level. UPA holds networking and informational events that bring together industry executives and professionals to learn, meet and greet, and advance the interests of the industry.

LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY ADVOCACY
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Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy

  • A professional staff actively influencing regulatory actions and legislation on behalf of your business.
  • Present, active and engaged on Utah's Capitol Hill each day of the legislative session.
  • Informing members of key legislative initiatives through UPA's Legislative Committee and weekly Legislative Report.
  • Monitoring and engaging with each regulatory agency and board affecting the interests of Utah's oil and gas industry.
  • Addressing, strategizing and acting on regulatory efforts of interest to the industry through UPA's various committees.

MEMBER INVOLVEMENT
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Member Involvement

  • An active volunteer Executive Committee leading Association activities and initiatives.
  • Standing committees shaping critical policy issues affecting legislative and regulatory structure in Utah.
  • Standing committees include Legislative, Tax, Upstream, Refining & Public Relations.

NEWS & INFORMATION
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News & Information

  • Subscription to UPA's regular newsletter, The Utah Petroleum Report, an executive summary of timely and pertinent news and events affecting Utah's oil and gas industry.
  • Access to UPA's website providing up-to-date information on headlines, news, issues and events.
  • Receive industry alerts and other updates on the latest issues impacting your business.
  • Access to statistical, policy and economic data and analysis on industry status and trends.

MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS
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Media & Public Relations

  • Represents the industry and member interests with all Utah media outlets.
  • Effective messaging to educate and positively influence decision makers and the public.
  • Programs to promote the economic and social value of our industry in Utah.
  • Community outreach events to bring the public and industry together to foster better understanding.
  • Continually working to build goodwill toward the oil and gas industry.

NETWORKING & EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
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Networking & Educational Events

  • Participation in key annual events including UPA's Annual Meeting, Midyear Meeting, and Charity Golf Classic.
  • Member rates at all UPA events.
  • Invitations to workshops and seminars that provide critical information and education on important issues.
  • Tradeshow opportunities for vendors to exhibit products and services.

MEMBER DIRECTORY
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Member Directory

  • Access to UPA's online membership directory providing profiles and contact information for UPA member companies and key personnel.

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Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy

A professional staff actively influencing regulatory actions and legislation on behalf of your business.


Present, active and engaged on Utah's Capitol Hill each day of the legislative session.


Informing members of key legislative initiatives through UPA's Legislative Committee and weekly Legislative Report.


Monitoring and engaging with each regulatory agency and board affecting the interests of Utah's oil and gas industry.


Addressing, strategizing and acting on regulatory efforts of interest to the industry through UPA's various committees.

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Member Involvement

An active volunteer Executive Committee leading Association activities and initiatives.


Standing committees shaping critical policy issues affecting legislative and regulatory structure in Utah.


Standing committees include Legislative, Tax, Upstream, Refining & Public Relations.

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News and Information

Subscription to UPA's regular newsletter, The Utah Petroleum Report, an executive summary of timely and pertinent news and events affecting Utah's oil and gas industry.


Access to UPA's website providing up-to-date information on headlines, news, issues and events.


Receive industry alerts and other updates on the latest issues impacting your business.


Access to statistical, policy and economic data and analysis on industry status and trends.

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Media and Public Relations

Represents the industry and member interests with all Utah media outlets.


Effective messaging to educate and positively influence decision makers and the public.


Programs to promote the economic and social value of our industry in Utah.


Community outreach events to bring the public and industry together to foster better understanding.


Continually working to build goodwill toward the oil and gas industry.

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Networking and Educational Events

Participation in key annual events including UPA's Annual Meeting, Midyear Meeting, and Charity Golf Classic.


Member rates at all UPA events.


Invitations to workshops and seminars that provide critical information and education on important issues.


Tradeshow opportunities for vendors to exhibit products and services.

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Member Directory

Access to UPA's online membership directory providing profiles and contact information for UPA member companies and key personnel.

Membership Levels & Annual Dues

UPA is a membership-based organization utilizing membership revenue to fund critical advocacy initiatives on behalf of the oil and natural gas industry in Utah.

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE

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$17,000

Chairman's Circle members are key, foundational members of UPA. They are eligible for all member benefits and services, including service on UPA's Executive Committee.

UINTA

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$10,000

Uinta level members are large operators with significant assets in Utah. They are eligible for all member benefits and programs.

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE

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$17,000

Chairman's Circle members are key, foundational members of UPA. They are eligible for all member benefits and services, including service on UPA's Executive Committee.

UINTA

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$10,000

Uinta level members are large operators with significant assets in Utah. They are eligible for all member benefits and programs.

PARADOX

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$5,000

Paradox level members are medium sized operators or large subcontractors or vendors to the industry. They are eligible for all member benefits and programs.

WASATCH

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$2,500

Wasatch level members are small operators or mid-size vendors or subcontractors. They are eligible to serve on UPA committees, receive all Association communications and attend all events.

PARADOX

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$5,000

Paradox level members are medium sized operators or large subcontractors or vendors to the industry. They are eligible for all member benefits and programs.

WASATCH

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$2,500

Wasatch level members are small operators or mid-size vendors or subcontractors. They are eligible to serve on UPA committees, receive all Association communications and attend all events.

ASSOCIATE

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$1,000

The Associate member level is an introductory sponsorship status designed to get vendors and smaller subcontractors involved in the Association. Associate members receive all UPA information and are eligible to attend all events.

INDIVIDUAL

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$350

The Individual member level is only available to individuals, independent consultants, retirees and students. Individual members receive all UPA information and are eligible to attend all events.

ASSOCIATE

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$1,000

The Associate member level is an introductory sponsorship status designed to get vendors and smaller subcontractors involved in the Association. Associate members receive all UPA information and are eligible to attend all events.

INDIVIDUAL

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$350

The Individual member level is only available to individuals, independent consultants, retirees and students. Individual members receive all UPA information and are eligible to attend all events.

Membership Level Benefits

Chairman's Circle

Uinta

Paradox

Wasatch

Associate

Subscription to UPA Newsletter

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Inclusion in Member Alerts & Event Notifications

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UPA Website - Access to Members Area

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UPA Website - Inclusion in online Member Directory

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UPA Website - Company logo on front page

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UPA Website - Monthly Company Ad Space

$0

$0

$50

$100

$100

Company Representatives eligible to serve on Committees

Unlimited

6

4

2

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Participation in Executive Strategic Council Events

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Eligible to serve on UPA Executive Committee

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Member Pricing for all UPA Events

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Charity Golf Classic - Complimentary Registrations

8 + Major Sponsor Recognition

4 + Major Sponsor Recognition

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Annual Meeting - Complimentary Registrations / Exhibit Booth Fee

8 / $0

6 / $0

4 / $0

2 / $200

1 / $350

Midyear Meeting - Complimentary Registrations

8

6

4

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Member CONNECT Lunches - Complimentary Registrations

8

6

4

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  • As of 2015, Utah ranks 11th nationally in oil production and 12th among states in natural gas production.
  • There are currently 141 operating refineries in the United States with 5 located in Utah. Utah refineries produced over 36 million barrels (1.5 billion gallons) of motor gasoline in 2015 and over 19 million barrels (798 million gallons) of distillate fuel (diesel).
  • Well completions in Utah (both oil and gas) have declined dramatically over recent years as commodity prices plummeted and have stayed low. There were 1243 completions in 2008, 925 in 2014 and only 305 in 2015.
  • Duchesne (46%), Uintah (34%) and San Juan (12%) Counties accounted for 92% of oil production in Utah in 2015. The balance was produced collectively from Sevier, Grand, Summit, Carbon and Emery Counties.
  • The ratio of oil wells drilled in Utah versus natural gas wells has shifted significantly over recent years as commodity prices have affected company's drilling programs. In 2008, only 28% of wells drilled were for oil while in 2014, 76% of all wells drilled were primarily seeking oil.
  • Wages for energy-related jobs are nearly double the average annual wage for all employment in Utah.
  • In 2015 petroleum products and natural gas accounted for 59% of total energy consumed in Utah. Coal was responsible for 38% while all renewables combined made up 3% of energy use.
  • Utah refineries received record amounts of crude oil in 2014 and only slightly less in 2015, with 43% coming from in-state and 8% coming from Canada.
  • Fossil fuels made up 98% of Utah’s total energy production in 2015, while renewable sources accounted for only 2% of Utah’s production portfolio.
  • Property taxes charged against Utah oil and gas activities have increased more than six times since 1996, totaling nearly $64 million in 2015.
  • The value of crude oil produced in Utah reached an all-time inflation-adjusted high of $3.2 billion in 2014, but then dropped to only $1.5 billion in 2015 as commodity prices sank.
  • Natural gas production in Utah reached a record high in 2012 of 491 billion cubic feet, but has since dropped to 423 billion cubic feet in 2015.
  • Oil and gas operations in Utah account for about 1.3% of the State's gross state product. Utilities (including some non-energy sectors), refineries, and pipeline transportation and maintenance account for an additional 1.9%.
  • The last major refinery built in the United States was put into operation in 1977.
  • Utah’s average price of residential natural gas in 2015 was $9.72 per thousand cubic feet, the 17th lowest in the nation. As recently as 2011, Utah’s price was the third lowest in the nation, but new natural gas pipelines have better connected our once captive market with the rest of the United States.
  • Natural gas is the largest source of annual energy production in Utah, surpassing coal for the first time in 2010.
  • In 2015, 76% of the electricity generated in Utah was from coal-burning power plants. Electricity generation from natural-gas power plants more than doubled since 2007, increasing its total share in 2015 to 19%.
  • Utah produced 18% more energy than it consumed in 2015, continuing its status as a net-energy exporter. This percentage is usually closer to 30%, but production of fossil fuels was significantly down in 2015.
  • Energy-related employment in Utah declined to 15,367 in September of 2015 (down 16% from the 18,236 recorded in October 2014 prior to the oil price crash), of which the majority (30%) came from the oil and gas sector.
  • Average yearly wages in the energy sector ($83,400, first three quarters of 2015) are more than double the statewide average annual wage ($41,500, first three quarters of 2015).

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