Statement on California’s Cap-and-Trade Legislation by Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association

July 19, 2017

“Last year, when California policymakers established the world’s most stringent 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goal, all knew that achieving it would be difficult, technologically challenging, and would require bipartisan leadership.

“The bipartisan cap-and trade package passed this week is the best, most balanced way for California to comply with state law requiring reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

“As lawmakers considered the options, cap-and-trade was not the only proposed mechanism that could have been imposed to ensure California’s compliance with the...

New Economic Analysis Details Petroleum Industry’s Significant Contribution to California’s Economy

June 08, 2017

Industry sustains 368,100 jobs; generates $26.4 billion in state and local tax revenues; $148 billion in total economic value larger than 15 U.S. state economies.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new economic study released today by The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) details the oil and gas industry’s sizable economic and fiscal impacts on California’s economy and also identifies the user industries of...

WSPA Appoints New Bay Area Operations Director

September 26, 2016

“Our new Bay Area Operations Director will oversee WSPA’s advocacy and community relations programs throughout the region,” said Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association. “Bob joins our team with a deep understanding of the role energy plays throughout the region, and will play an integral role as we continue to engage with Bay Area regulators, communities, and stakeholders. I am very pleased to have Bob on board at WSPA.”