MISSION
IPRB MISSION:  “Increase Awareness & Restore the Land”

The Illinois Petroleum Resources Board (IPRB) was created with the passing of the Illinois
Petroleum Education and Marketing Act in July 1998 and amended in July 2002 and the
year of 2007. The Governor appointed the Board of Directors in June 1999 and charged
them with administering the provisions of the Act.

The mission of the Illinois Petroleum Resources Board is to:

1) promote an understanding of the business of oil and gas production in Illinois through
education and public relation.

2) foster goodwill towards the industry by encouraging environmentally sound practices
with respect to ongoing production and historical oilfield problems

3) support research related to oil exploration and production and problem remediation.

The goal of the Illinois Petroleum Resources Board is to improve the image and credibility
of the Illinois oil and gas industry. The IPRB accomplishes this goal through seven
objectives:

1) Education - create an understanding of the Illinois oil and gas industry and good safety
practices through programs with schools, organizations, and the public at large,

2) Public Relations - promote a positive image and understanding of the industry with a
proactive public relations campaign through the use of the print media, broadcast media,
speakers, signage, and other methods of communication,

3) Environmental Remediation - participate in environmental characterization and
remediation work caused by historical oil and gas production within Illinois,

4) Research - support research activities for projects that are related to Illinois oil and gas
production and related activities,

5) Solicitation of Contributions - seek and obtain contributions and donations from
members of the oil and gas industry and others for use in achieving the objectives of the
organizations,

6) Obtaining Grants - solicit grants from governmental and private organizations for use in
achieving the objectives of the organization,

7) Making Grants - distribute grants to educational and industry researchers and
organizations for use in achieving the objectives of the organization.
INCREASING AWARENESS - RESTORING THE LAND
ILLINOIS PETROLEUM RESOURCES BOARD