Press Releases

Press Releases Jan 30, 2017

Commissioners needed to advance the nation’s critical energy infrastructure projects. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representing the independent producers that develop 90 percent of America’s oil and natural gas wells, Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell today sent a letter to President Donald...

Offshore, Press Releases Nov 7, 2016

NOIA, IPAA, LMOGA & GEST Submit Joint FOIA Requests to BOEM and DOI Washington, D.C. – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA), and the Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) today submitted...

Hydraulic Fracturing, Press Releases, Regulations Oct 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) said it is reviewing the final onshore rulemakings issued today by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and reiterated producers’ serious concerns that the BLM’s inflexible regulations will lead to significant cost increases and threaten America’s...

Press Releases, Taxes Feb 9, 2016

Statement from Barry Russell, president and CEO, Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA): “In the last five years, the success of America’s oil and natural gas industry has taken our nation from energy dependence and scarcity to security and abundance. We have achieved status as a...

Endangered Species, Press Releases Sep 29, 2015

“Local stakeholders and state officials best understand their own lands and have carefully constructed a thoughtful approach, balancing both conservation and critical energy and economic development.” Federal sage-grouse plan will restrict economic development in the West By Barry Russell, Independent Petroleum Association of America President The Hill Op-Ed September...

Letters and Comments, Regulations Sep 18, 2015

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a series of amendments to the regulations at 50 CFR § 424.14 that govern the content and consideration of petitions filed with the Services pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. The...

Offshore, Press Releases Sep 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following today’s Congressional field hearing in New Orleans, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) reminded lawmakers to consider the important role independent producers play in U.S. offshore energy production. “America’s independent producers account for 30 percent of U.S. offshore energy production, support...

Press Releases Aug 31, 2015

New education and communications effort aims to advance public understanding of the science, technology and opportunity associated with Arctic energy exploration and development.Washington, D.C. and Anchorage, A.K. — The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) announced today...

Crude Oil Exports, Press Releases Aug 14, 2015

Urges further administrative action on crude oil export restrictions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President Barry Russell today welcomed the Obama Administration’s decision to approve limited exchanges of crude oil between the United States and Mexico: “Today’s decision, which requires no change in...

Endangered Species, Press Releases Aug 1, 2015

“From ranchers to energy producers, stakeholders have worked together with state agencies to implement robust conservation measures for the sage-grouse, balancing economic growth with species conservation.” Letter: U.S. undermines states’ grouse plans By Barry Russell, Independent Petroleum Association of America President The Salt Lake Tribune August 1, 2015 Regarding “Utah...

Letters and Comments, Regulations Jun 19, 2015

Dear Mr. President: This week you are scheduled to address the nation’s mayors—the lawmakers responsible for the economic prosperity and development in cities across the country. As you do, the undersigned organizations, representing a broad spectrum of the economy, write to express our deep concern...

Endangered Species, Press Releases May 15, 2015

“America’s independent oil and natural gas producers work hard every day to ensure that energy development, environmental stewardship, species conservation, and economic growth can thrive together across the nation.” Energy production and species conservation working hand in hand By Barry Russell, Independent Petroleum Association of America President The...

Endangered Species, Press Releases Apr 15, 2015

“The decision to list the bat as threatened under the ESA imposes unnecessary and burdensome costs on myriad U.S. businesses, including natural gas development in Pennsylvania” Listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened won’t help its recovery By Barry Russell, Independent Petroleum Association of America President Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...

Hydraulic Fracturing, Press Releases Mar 20, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and Western Energy Alliance filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), challenging BLM’s issuance of regulations related to hydraulic fracturing on federal and...

Endangered Species, Press Releases Jan 20, 2015

“The Obama Administration should strongly consider…existing voluntary and state efforts in place to protect the Greater sage-grouse and our economies. A one-size-fits-all approach from Washington, D.C. is the wrong choice for this iconic species, the economy, and our secure energy future.” Greater Sage-Grouse Listing Wrong Choice...

Methane Jan 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Independent Petroleum Association of America Executive Vice President Lee Fuller issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s announcement to further regulate the oil and gas industry on methane emissions: “America’s energy producers have demonstrated a commitment to reducing methane...

Endangered Species, Press Releases Nov 6, 2014

Washington, DC – Today, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) filed comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed policy on Voluntary Prelisting Conservation Actions.  IPAA’s comments were filed jointly with nearly fifty additional associations who represent America’s thousands of independent oil and...

Press Releases Jul 22, 2013

Cost exceeds benefits, usurps state authority (DENVER and WASHINGTON DC) –  Today, Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) released an economic analysis of the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) proposed hydraulic fracturing rule by John Dunham & Associates, a respected economics...

Press Releases May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the Department of Energy’s authorization of the Freeport Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal on Quintana Island, Texas, IPAA President and CEO Barry Russell commented, “IPAA supports the Department of Energy’s continued diligence in approving export applications to allow market forces to...

Press Releases Apr 11, 2013

‘Energy Tax Facts’ Campaign Launches As Obama Calls for Tax Increases on Industry WASHINGTON, DC – The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) announced today a new educational campaign, Energy Tax Facts, that will explain the often complicated tax provisions and policies that apply to American...

Press Releases Mar 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s energy plan released today: “IPAA applauds the central role that natural gas development plays in the President’s plan for a ‘Clean and Secure...

Press Releases Jan 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Mallori McClure and Samantha McDonald joined the government relations staff of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the national trade association that represents America’s independent natural gas and oil producers. Both former Capitol Hill staffers specializing in energy and...

Press Releases Aug 23, 2012

Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) Chairman Virginia “Gigi” Lazenby released the statement below in response to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s energy platform which was unveiled today. Lazenby is chairman of Nashville-based Bretagne, LLC, one of the 7,000 independent oil and natural gas companies that...

Press Releases Jul 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell issued the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 6082, the House of Representatives’ replacement of the Obama administration’s five-year Outer Continental Shelf plan: “IPAA applauds the passage of H.R....

Press Releases Jun 13, 2012

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made its final determination that the dunes sagebrush lizard does not warrant endangered status under the Endangered Species Act. In response, IPAA President and CEO Barry Russell released the following statement: “After a year and a half of consideration,...

Press Releases May 16, 2012

Report shortcomings range from poor study to serious errors with monitoring wells WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) today announced the findings of an independent review of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s draft report, “Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near Pavillion, Wyoming,” released...

Press Releases Apr 18, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a series of new rules governing emissions controls at oil and natural gas wellsites across the country. Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) president and CEO Barry Russell issued the following statement subsequent to...

Press Releases Apr 13, 2012

Today, President Obama issued an executive order that establishes a working group to coordinate federal efforts on hydraulic fracturing. IPAA President and CEO Barry Russell welcomed this initiative: “The White House executive order has a very good intent – centralizing the many ongoing reviews of hydraulic...

Press Releases Jan 24, 2012

WASHINGTON – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) Chairman Virginia “Gigi” Lazenby issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union Address this evening. Lazenby is chief executive officer of Bretagne, LLC, a Nashville-based independent oil and natural gas production company: “Our industry, made up...

Press Releases Oct 5, 2011

The Independent Petroleum Association of America and RegScan, Inc., a Williamsport-based company, proudly announce the launch of the IPAA Envi­ronmental Compliance System – PA. You can view the compliance system website at http://ipaa.regscan.com. The IPAA Environmental Compliance System, powered by RegScan Socrates, is a unique, timeline-driven compliance system...

Press Releases Sep 15, 2011

WASHINGTON - During its 121st meeting today, the National Petroleum Council (NPC) - a diverse group made up of oil and natural gas industry experts, as well representatives from academia, the manufacturing, regulatory, environmental and regulatory communities - released a final set of recommendations to energy secretary Steven Chu....

Press Releases Apr 19, 2011

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation: “69 percent of Americans favor increased offshore drilling” WASHINGTON – Earlier today, a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was released, further underscoring the fact that an overwhelmingly clear majority of Americans support the responsible development of homegrown oil and natural gas offshore. According to the...

Press Releases Jun 3, 2010

President Obama’s Plan to Increase Taxes, Initiate Drilling Moratoria on American Energy Production Will Kill Jobs, Deepen Foreign Dependence “[S]eems like the worst option for the President to choose at this time,” says Independent Petroleum Association of America WASHINGTON – This week, President Obama reinforced his pledge...

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