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AXPC is a national trade association representing 31 of America's premier independent natural gas and oil exploration and production companies.

The operations of our members are limited to the exploration for and production of natural gas and oil.  Our members are independent in that they operate autonomously unlike their fully integrated counterparts which also operate in additional segments of the energy business such as downstream refining and marketing.

The Mission of AXPC is to constructively and thoughtfully work for sound energy, environmental; and related domestic public policies that encourage the responsible exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil to meet the needs of consumers and fuel our economy.

2016 Policymaker Field Trip Tours Marcellus Shale Play

AXPC hosted its 2016 Policymaker Field Trip on August 1-3. Congressional and Agency staffers were able to see all phases of upstream oil and gas operations in the Marcellus Shale Play in Northeast Pennsylvania. Our guests were able to tour these operations courtesy of AXPC member company Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation.

In addition to an extensive first-hand look at all phases of field operations, the group received a briefing on the comprehensive regulatory regime for oil and gas operations as well as learning about the intricacies of measuring and transporting oil and gas from the field to markets.

The photos above and below show members of our group at the drilling, completion, production and water handling and recycling facilities the group toured.

The AXPX Policymaker Field Trip has been a unique annual event for almost 20 years and continues to be the most effective demonstration for our industry's unmatched success in conducting operations in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

Congressional or Agency staff interested in attending the 2017 Field Trip should contact us at for additional details.

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Public Events May 22-23, 2018 - AXPC Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
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V. Bruce Thompson,
American Exploration & Production Council
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 7205
Washington, DC 20004

(202) 347-7578


Melanie Reingardt,
Executive Assistant
American Exploration & Production Council
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 7205
Washington, DC 20004

(202) 347-7578