Phone: (405) 424-1699
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.


  • 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

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  • 16

    Rule of Law should have been the focus in Dakota Access Pipeline protest decision

    Contact: Pete Regan, DEPA Executive Director, (405) 424-1699

    The Domestic Energy Producers Alliance denounces the Obama Administration for unilaterally acting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline project. After a US federal judge ruled on behalf of the pipeline the Obama Administration issued a request to voluntary stop work on the project so that they could “reconsider any previous decisions.”

    “This is a direct assault on the rule of law in our country and is a blatant and further attempt to stop oil and gas development in America,” said Mike McDonald, Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA) President. “We call on Congress to take any measures necessary to push back on this illegal action taken by the Administration.”

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  • 29

    Compromise is key

    The 2016 elections are two months away, but it’s not too early to start thinking about what DEPA does after the ballots are all counted.

    Obviously, there will be a new Administration in charge – we just don’t know yet who will be President. Also, given the unpredictability of the electorate, it is possible that there will be significant turnover in both the Senate and the House.

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    The bipartisan approach

    Throughout its history, DEPA has been a bipartisan organization. Some of its members are Republicans and some are Democrats. The organization’s bipartisan approach to issues has paid dividends when working to end the 40-year ban on crude oil exports and to preserve important tax provisions that affect independent oil and gas producers.

    DEPA members in their individual capacity are free to support partisan candidates as long as they don’t suggest their support is the policy of the organization.

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  • 06

    Independence key to America's prosperity

    Wichita Eagle: In His Own Words

    July is a special month for many Americans.

    Most of us will eagerly take a break from our busy summer schedules to once again celebrate Independence Day. There will be much fanfare with fireworks, parades, picnics and other patriotic events celebrating our country’s independence from Britain in 1776.

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