Letter from the Chair

A Note from CIPA's 2009 Chair

CIPA is the only statewide advocacy organization representing the independent oil and natural gas production and service industry in California. We are dedicated to fighting in Sacramento and Washington, DC. to protect your rights, your business and your livelihood against unreasonable legislative and regulatory intrusion. The success CIPA has experienced during the past 30 years is largely due to strong support from members and their involvement in every facet of the association. 

In addition to legislative and regulatory advocacy, CIPA works to provide educational forums, networking opportunities and services to members that include: divisional meetings, seminars, the annual meeting, golf tournaments, the CIPA membership directory, the Monday Morning Report and this website. The services CIPA provides help members  stay in contact with peers, while enabling them to do business with companies who support the industry through their membership.

The CIPA staff, Board of Directors and I look forward to hearing from you about any ideas you have for improving this website, or any element of the association.   We hope you'll take advantage of all the opportunities and resources available to you as a CIPA member.  If you have any ideas, questions, issues or concerns that you'd like to discuss, please feel free to contact me directly.


Hal Washburn
BreitBurn Energy
CIPA 2009 Chairman