The Voice of the Permian Basin

Serving the oil & gas industry of West Texas & Southeastern New Mexico since 1961

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Enriching Texas

Click the above graphic to see a Study of the Financial Contributions of the Permian Basin to the Texas State Treasury!

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Upcoming Events

Our next event will be the Top Hand Award Banquet on January 18, 2023. Contact us to learn about table and reservation opportunities.

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Become a Member

PBPA Members receive exclusive benefits, including legislative insights and opportunities on PBPA activities. To join online or create an account to access exclusive member-only materials, click here.

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Who We Are

Our Mission:

To advocate for safe and responsible oil and gas development and to provide education on safety, legislation, regulation, and support services for the industry.


Look Beyond

Discover how natural gas and oil play a role in achieving your health and wellness goals.

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Top Hand Award

The PBPA Top Hand award is the highest honor distributed by the PBPA each year. This award is given to acknowledge the tremendous contributions individuals have given to the oil and gas industry and the communities of the Permian Basin.

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Critical Infrastructure Center

This is PBPA's centralized location for new rules by the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Public Utilities Commission.

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Outdoor Lighting Recommendations

These recommendations are a result of collaboration between members of the oil and gas industry and academia. These recommendations are targeted at operations in the Texas counties surrounding the McDonald Observatory, but are equally beneficial across the industry.

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Partners in Education

The Energy Law curriculum at Texas Tech University School of Law enables students to learn the nuances of energy law from experts in the field. To find out more, visit the Tech Energy Law program now!

TTU has launched a new degree - the Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Energy. It is designed primarily for working professionals but is open to all. For more information, please click here.

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Become a part of PBPA

PBPA has an outstanding track record for being the oldest and most active association in the region.