Letters & Comments

Letters and Comments Feb 7, 2012

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) represents the companies that drill 95 percent of America’s onshore and offshore oil and natural gas wells. America’s independents produce 54 percent of American oil and produce 85 percent of American natural gas. Energy In Depth (EID) is a research, education and public outreach campaign focused on getting the facts out about the promise and potential of responsibly developing America’s onshore energy resource base – especially abundant sources of oil and natural gas from shale and other “tight” reservoirs across the country. EID is supported by a number of state associations representing natural gas producers, as well as individual companies.

Letters and Comments Jul 11, 2011

Much has been said about the elements of a compromise to address the forthcoming expiration of the statutory debt ceiling and the challenges of reducing the federal deficit. Among the issues that have been raised are targeted tax increases on specific industries. President Obama targeted the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry in many of his recent statements. As the most active advocate for America’s independent producers, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) requests that these proposals to target a specific industry for tax increases be rejected.

IPAA is the industry's strongest presence in the nation's capital and these are important times. The entire oil and gas industry remains under fire from anti-development groups; but with these challenges arise unique opportunities that IPAA is seizing for our members.