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About Us

The Domestic Energy Producers Alliance is a nationwide collaboration of 22 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

US oil exports set the stage for market recovery

“For too long, America has been held hostage to the predatory pricing tactics of OPEC,” said DEPA Chairman Harold Hamm. “Today, American policymakers have taken a stand against OPEC’s strategy to run down the price of oil and run US independent oil and natural gas producers out of business. Through this historic legislative action, America will reassert our nation’s energy leadership.”

DEPA has been at the forefront of the exports issue for the past three years, urging policymakers to allow the US to export its light, sweet oil and unleash American competitiveness on global energy markets. [more]

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    Keeping a good thing going, and our eyes on the ball

     Now that we have all taken our victory lap over getting the crude oil export ban repealed – a monumental accomplishment – it is time for DEPA to turn its attention to what could happen in Congress in 2016 and when a new Administration takes office in 2017.

    You never can rest on your laurels in this business. There are always new challenges.

    As a general proposition, not much comes out of Congress during a presidential election year but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t closely monitor everything being discussed in DC in the coming months.

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    Obama administration oil tax proposal called ‘dead on arrival’

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Obama administration’s proposal yesterday to impose a $10-per-barrel tax on domestically produced oil is the most egregious public display of his war on American crude oil yet.

    “Now, in its last year in office, it’s clear this administration would like to go for the jugular,” said Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA) Chairman Harold Hamm. “The US rig count is already at its lowest since 1999, more than 1 million people have lost their jobs, and more than $380 billion of investment capital has been wiped out. With the US dropping another 48 rigs this week, layoffs continuing and some companies filing for bankruptcy, this proposal is undoubtedly an extension of the administration’s policy of Strangulation by Regulation.”

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    Entering the world market

    Original: Journal Record 01/08/2016

    “The moment has come for the US to deploy its oil and gas in support of its security interests around the world.”

    These are the words of Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta in support of US crude oil and natural gas exports last March.

    Thankfully, that moment has finally arrived. On Dec. 31, America exported its first barrel of crude oil since Congress lifted the 40-year-old ban. With two of OPEC’s largest producers severing diplomatic ties less than a week later, American energy is entering world markets at a crucial time.

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    Ending oil export ban will benefit Oklahoma

    Original 01/15/2016

    The end of the country's ban on crude oil exports has paid an immediate dividend and will have long-term benefits for Oklahoma.

    The two most-used pricing markers for crude oil are Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI). The price of almost 75 percent of worldwide crude contracts is set on the Brent benchmark. The WTI price is set at Cushing, the pipeline crossroads of America, and determines the price of crude oil in Oklahoma and across much of the United States.

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