PAW Membership

Joining PAW

The Petroleum Association of Wyoming is the voice of the oil and gas industry in the state. Our members produce 90% of Wyoming’s oil and gas; generating over $5 billion in economic activity and employing more than 19,000 of Wyoming’s hard-working men and women.

PAW has a storied history of advocating on behalf of oil and gas interests since the importance of the industry was recognized in 1910. Joining PAW allows you to lend your voice to a unified movement that directs change and creates policy on behalf of Wyoming oil and gas.

Benefits of Membership

A full-time, professional staff dedicated to:

  • ♦ Monitoring and influencing regulatory actions at the state/federal level
  • ♦ Representing your interests during Legislative Sessions and Committee Meetings
  • ♦ Advocating for oil and natural gas interests in public lands and wildlife issues
  • ♦ Reviewing issues and shaping communications for various audiences, including:
    •     ♦ PAW members
    •     ♦ The media
    •     ♦ The general public

PAW has an engaged volunteer Board of Directors and standing committees continually identifying and solving industry issues. All voting members have an equal voice in PAW decisions, regardless of membership type or size.

PAW staff represent your interests during Legislative sessions, committee meetings and at public facing events.

In addition to promoting the industry through social media platforms and earned media efforts, PAW membership gives members access to all PAW communications, including:

  • ♦ The Daily News Roundup
  • ♦ PAW’s bi-monthly newsletter
  • ♦ Legislative and regulatory updates
  • ♦ PAW produced Facts and Figures
  • ♦ Basic listing in the PAW Buyers Guide

PAW hosts several events throughout the year open exclusively to PAW members or with a PAW member discount.

  • ♦ PAW Annual Meeting featuring world-class keynote speakers and panels
  • ♦ PAW Reclamation Conference featuring the latest in industry science
  • ♦ Annual PAC Events (Golf Tournament, Trap Shoot, etc.)
  • ♦ Special access to Legislative Events
  • ♦ Networking opportunities with industry leaders throughout the state and nation

Membership Categories

This category includes companies engaged in upstream activities in Wyoming.  Dues are based on total barrel of oil equivalent according to Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission published data of total gross bbls and gross mcf.

This category includes companies engaged in midstream activities of the oil and gas industry.  Dues are based on average daily throughput of Wyoming oil and natural gas pipeline and processing systems as reported by the operator for the period of July1 – June 30.

This category includes all companies involved in the refining of petroleum products. Dues are based on a company’s average daily refining capacity in Wyoming.

This category includes all companies involved in the oil and natural gas sector but are not upstream producers or midstream companies.  This includes, but is not limited to, oil field services, equipment supply, consultants, engineers, law firms, water disposal.

Associate members are associations, educational institutions, governments or government agencies with a particular interest in the work of PAW and its members.  Dues are differentiated between Wyoming based and Non-Wyoming based entities.

Supporting members are individuals and non-oil and natural gas businesses with a particular interest in the work of PAW and its members.  These members are non-voting and dues are based on a sliding scale.  Please contact to PAW to discuss.