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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 19 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

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.

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    Get goverment out of the way, and free US producers to compete in global energy markets

    In most years, August is a time for vacations and preparations for the start of school.  Generally, Washington is no exception as Congress takes its month-long recess the city typically slows to a crawl. That has not been the case this year.

    A surprisingly raucous GOP primary, lead by insurgent Donald Trump, has energized cable news and talk radio. At the same time, the strength of avowed socialist Bernie Sanders has cast a shadow over the sense of inevitability around Hillary Clinton’s coronation as the 2016 Democratic nominee.

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    Lifting export ban is win-win for everyone

    Original article appears here

    When it comes to what are likely the world’s two most precious commodities, the United States of America is the largest producer of one and the largest exporter of the other. The production of each provides the economic base of rural North Dakota communities and for technical, manufacturing and engineering jobs within each of our larger communities. Yet one is limited in trade while the other is shipped across th

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    Passing export legislation is a marathon, not a sprint

    One of the hardest things for people who don’t deal with Congress regularly is to understand that the legislative process is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes a long time to get existing law changed, even in the best of times. These, of course, are not the best of times because of continuing Congressional deadlock on a variety of issues.

    So how are we doing in running our marathon to get the 40 year-old ban on crude oil exports repealed? We aren’t near the 26-mile marker yet but we have advanced pretty far down the track.

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    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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