The GPA Midstream Association has been engaged in shaping the midstream sector of the U.S. energy industry since 1921: setting and adopting standards for natural gas liquids; developing simple and reproducible test methods to define the industry’s raw materials and products; managing a cooperative research program that is used worldwide; providing a voice for our industry on Capitol Hill; being the go-to resource for a multitude of technical reports and publications; and so much more. Our annual GPA Midstream Convention has become the meeting place for midstream professionals from around the globe.
GPA Midstream is currently managed by a staff of 11, with eight employees located at our headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., two located at the GPA Midstream Office of Federal Affairs in Washington, D.C., and one in Austin, Texas. Our board of directors is ultimately responsible for GPA Midstream's deliverables to the industry. The board consists of representatives of member companies from the industry’s top natural gas liquids producers, along with representatives from small and medium-sized midstream companies.
More than 1,000 volunteers from member companies worldwide are engaged in GPA Midstream efforts. The volunteer support speaks well of the commitment that the industry brings to the organization.
GPA Midstream represents nearly 100 corporate members of all sizes; most are U.S.-based companies, but we do have members across the globe as well. Our members are engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas into saleable pipeline gas, which are commonly referred to as “midstream” activities in the energy industry. Processing includes removing impurities from the raw gas stream produced at the wellhead, as well as the extraction for sale of natural gas liquids (ethane, propane, butane and natural gasoline).
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