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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 15 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

America's Self-Punishing Crude Export Ban

Congress must lift the ban on US crude oil exports. The ban is a terrible relic of the Nixon era that harms the American economy. As Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has pointed out, restrictions on oil trade effectively amount to domestic sanctions. Combined with a mismatch in refining capacity, the ban on oil exports is creating a significant discount for US light oil at no benefit to anyone except refiners and their foreign ownership. It has cost US states, producers and royalty owners $125 billion in lost revenue in four years, according to industry estimates.

DEPA BLOG
  • 29
    Jul

    DEPA Factsheet - From Scarcity to Abundance

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    While the SPR is being looked at as an asset to fund critical infrastructure improvements, it must be noted that to gain the most value and to fund as much infrastructure as possible, the sale of these assets will need to occur on the world market. Without crude exports, the sale of SPR, regardless of rate and term, would be detrimental to our domestic production industry by flooding our markets and reducing the price received for all oil sales in the US.

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  • 29
    Jul

    DEPA Factsheet - West Coast Refinery Crack Spread

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    The reality is simple. Consumers and businesses buy refined products, not crude oil. Refineries buy crude oil. The cost savings US refiners gain from buying cheaper, export-restricted domestic crude and selling refined products at the world market price go straight into the pockets of refinery owners. The savings are not passed on to US consumers.

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  • 29
    Jul

    DEPA Factsheet - Policy Paradox

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    If US lawmakers do not act now to remove the ban on US crude exports and allow American producers to compete on the world market, Iran will lock up targeted sources of US export demand abroad.

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  • 23
    Jul

    A look at crude oil exports

    Over the past several years, our nation has left behind decades of energy scarcity and has become a worldwide leader in energy production.

    Fossil fuels have led the way and will continue to take the lead in providing most of the world’s energy needs well into this century.

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