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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.


  • 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

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    Studies Predict Increase In Activity

    Several studies by economists, financial institutions, and the leaders in the oil and gas industry anticipate a much better business environment for the oil and gas industry in 2017. 

    The oil and gas industry in Texas ended a punishing 24-month-long economic contraction in December, according to Karr Ingham, a petroleum economist who issues the Texas Petro Index (TPI) monthly.    He said the TPI increased in December for the first time since peaking at a record high in November 2014.

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    Global Warming Debate Heats Up

    The global warming debate got even hotter last week when Dr. John Bates, an award-winning retired National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist questioned the validity and preservation of data collected by the NOAA, causing Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Tx.), Chairman of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee to remark during a Feb. 6 hearing that “EPA has pursued a political agenda—not a scientific one.” 

    Chairman Smith added that EPA had “relied on questionable science,” leading to “expensive and ineffective regulations.”

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  • 02

    Russian Propaganda Machine Attacks U.S. Oil Industry

    A recent U.S. intelligence report re-confirmed several other studies that the Russian government has an ongoing program to limit oil and natural gas production in the U.S.

    Those finding are documented in an analysis released Jan. 6 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which includes information from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA).

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    New Policies Aimed At Increasing Economy, Energy Independence

    Anyone who had a connection to the oil and gas industry felt the power of federal bureaucracy during the eight year Barack Obama governed the nation from the White House.  The industry, however, did not know magnitude of all of the new federal regulations until last week when House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California wrote in the Washington Post that the Federal Register, where all new regulations are published, hit 97,110 pages in 2016 alone.

    “Washington’s many agencies, bureaus, and departments propagate rules that weigh down businesses, destroy jobs, and limit American freedoms,” McCarthy wrote. “Career bureaucrats who never face the voters wield punishing authority with little to no accountability. If there’s a swamp in Washington, this is it.”

    McCarthy said federal regulations cost the American people about $1.89 trillion every year, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “That’s more than 10% of GDP, or roughly $15,000 per American household.”

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