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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 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

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    Energy-producing states making a big difference in elections

    As we all turn our attention to the 2016 elections, it is worth taking a look at some energy-producing states that may make a big difference in who is elected President, and which party controls the Senate.

    Assuming that the Presidential election is close, the Republican nominee Donald Trump, in order to win, may need to carry three energy-producing states that have voted Democratic in recent elections.

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    Know the issues and speak to them

    In the keeping our eye on the ball department: Both the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee have started hearings on comprehensive tax reform. DEPA is monitoring those hearings and will make sure everyone knows when and if they start looking at percentage depletion and intangible drillings costs (IDCs).

    No one really expects Congress to move anything significant during a Presidential election year, but certainly the Obama Administration would like something to happen on corporate tax reform before he leaves office. My personal view is that this is “pie in the sky,” but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t pay close attention to anything with the label of “tax reform” in the coming months.

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    Pre-election battles are underway

    While the national media is gripped with fascination at the Republican and Democrat presidential nomination battles, Washington is well into its quadrennial shift to general election schedules and activities. This transition has come early as a result of three factors:
    1) A lame duck president;
    2) The looming election year Supreme Court nomination fight; and
    3) A wide-open nomination process that sees both parties being pulled apart by a torrent of anti-establishment populism.

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    Trump vs. Clinton - A view from the domestic energy industry

    As we enter the closing stages of the presidential primary and caucus process for both political parties, everyone should take a step back and ask a basic question … How will the 2016 presidential race affect the domestic oil and gas industry?

    There is no clear-cut answer to this question.

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