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As a proactive leader in our industry, we want to urge you to join us in the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA).
 

About Us

The Domestic Energy Producers Alliance is a nationwide collaboration of 25 coalition associations – from California to West Virginia, Texas to Montana – representing about 10,000 individuals and companies engaged in domestic onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P). We believe in seeking common ground, and in common sense solutions to the challenges that face us in our businesses, including our relationship with the federal legislative and executive branches of government. In only its fifth year, DEPA now represents a majority of the individuals and companies responsible for the current renaissance in American oil and natural gas production.

Issues

  • Independents are not Big Oil

    More than 18,000 independent producers drill 95% of US oil and natural gas wells, and account for 67% of US production
  • Maintaining critical tax provisions

    The American public benefits from the tax provisions furnishing the capital to drill for the energy that all Americans need
  • Regulatory Common Sense

    As independent producers, royalty owners and our service industry partners, we are all united together – partisanship aside – to educate national decision-makers on who we are, what we do, and why the survival of the independent domestic energy industry is so vital to the nation’s economy

In The Spotlight

DEPA Chairman Harold Hamm at RNC Convention

DEPA BLOG
  • 06
    Apr

    Texas Economy Improves Led By Oil Industry Activity

    The economy in Texas has shifted into second gear and is expected to grow in 2017, according to a study released recently by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

    “The outlook for the Texas economy has improved considerably from a year ago,” Robert Kaplan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Fed, said.

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  • 29
    Mar

    Trump Orders Agencies To Identify Obstacles To Energy Production

    Energy policy has taken an about-face in the nation’s capital.

    Instead of the President implementing policies to restrict the use of the nation’s most plentiful energy sources, the nation’s new leader encourages domestic energy production and believes in limiting imports.

    Some have used the phrase “energy independent.”


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  • 17
    Mar

    Oil Producers Nervously Watch Industry Trends

    The oil industry in Texas and across the U.S. nervously awaited a weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday, and for the reaction of crude oil traders who bid on New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) oil futures.

    Crude oil production in the U.S. has been increasing since July from 8.458 million barrels per day (b/d) to 9.109 million b/d on March 10.  Crude oil stocks had increased for nine consecutive weeks, resulting in prices declining to $47 from a high of $54 just two weeks earlier.

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  • 09
    Mar

    Petroleum Industry News Sends Mixed Signals

    There was a variety of news regarding the petroleum industry last week that sent mixed signals to industry observers.

    First, petroleum economist Karr Ingham said the Texas Petro Index increased again for the second month in a row.  The drilling rig count, drilling permits and well completions all increased from the previous month.

    Next came the news that ExxonMobil will invest $20 billion in the Gulf Coast region during the next 10 years, and increase employment by an estimated 45,000 jobs. ExxonMobil said it will strategically invest in 11 major chemical, refining, lubricant and liquefied natural gas projects in Texas and Louisiana to expand its manufacturing and export businesses.

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