Shaping the U.S. midstream energy sector since 1921, GPA Midstream sets standards for natural gas liquids; develops simple and reproducible test methods to define the industry’s raw materials and products; manages a worldwide cooperative research program; provides a voice for our industry on Capitol Hill; and is the go-to resource for technical reports and publications. The annual GPA Midstream Convention is the premiere meeting place for midstream professionals from around the globe.
GPA Midstream is currently managed by staff located at our headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., as well as in Washington, D.C. and Houston. Our board of directors is responsible for GPA Midstream's deliverables to the industry. The board consists of member company representatives from the industry’s top natural gas liquids producers, along with representatives from small and medium-sized midstream companies.
More than a thousand volunteers from member companies worldwide are engaged in GPA Midstream efforts. The volunteer support shows the industry's commitment to the organization and to safety, efficiency and continuous improvement.
GPA Midstream represents corporate members of all sizes. Most are U.S.-based companies, but we do have members around 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 extracting natural gas liquids (ethane, propane, butane and natural gasoline) for sale.