Founded in 1951, the Colorado Petroleum Association is a non-profit organization and the only statewide oil and gas association that represents all sectors (exploration, production, processing and transportation) of Colorado’s oil and gas industry before state, regional, and federal governmental entities. CPA works to advance ideas and plans that help shape a strong, sustainable, and thriving energy industry.


CPA advocates and educates on issues, legislation, and regulations pertinent to the interests of the petroleum refiners, processors, pipeline and transportation sectors, and exploration and production companies. CPA seeks to protect and advance the interests of its members by promoting greater safety awareness, increased access to information, and partnerships with the general public, safety advocates, government, and industry stakeholders, resulting in greater regulatory predictability, industry stability, community safety, and a healthier environment.