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Principals We Live By:

Providing Energy / Working Together to Protect the Land, Air and Water

Those who provide the secure supplies of natural gas and oil that our citizens need to heat their homes, operate their farms, get to their jobs and recreation -- and that fuel our economy -- are important stewards of our land, air and water. They are committed to doing the right things to ensure energy supplies in environmentally preferable ways. They also respect and value their relationships with others who make their livings and raise their families on the land that also produces energy. And they know that we all must work together as users of our land.

The members of the natural gas and oil exploration and production sector, and the service companies that support their activities, also know what it takes to be good neighbors and to work with landowners and surface users.


  • Always be honest and straightforward
  • Do not misrepresent the impact of an operation
  • Do not minimize the impact of an operation when asked by the surface owner/user
  • Never promise what you cannot deliver
  • Always deliver what you promise


  • Communication is the critical element
  • Personal contact is essential
  • Involve landowners prior to the onset of a project whenever possible
  • Strive to recognize potential impacts and address them in advance
  • Provide direct access to personnel responsible for operations on a landowner's property


  • Always consider the environment while finding, developing and producing the natural gas and oil consumers need
  • Ensure that limiting surface disturbance is a priority
  • Address cleanup and restoration duties, whatever they may be, as quickly as feasible
  • Be consistent in considering the circumstances in determining when and how to compensate a landowner regarding surface use
  • "Walk the Talk"- Follow through on all promises and commitments
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AXPC 2016 Presidential Transition Briefing Papers
Industry Reports Oil and Natural Gas Industry - The Economy and the Environment
Industry Reports Regulation by Consent Decree
Industry Reports Critical Tax Provision
Industry Reports Avalanche of Federal Regulations
Press Releases Press Releases
16 Aug 2017 - AXPC Supports the President's Executive Order Cutting Permitting Delays on Infrastructure Projects
Industry Reports
Industry Reports AXPC Letter to the Senate Committee on Finance Re: Comments on Proposed Reforms to Cost Recovery Provisions
Industry Reports AXPC Comments on Senate Finance Committee's Proposal to Increase Taxes on Independent Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Companies
Presentations Presentations
Natural Gas: Helping to Ensure Our Energy Future
Upcoming Events
Public Events May 22-23, 2018 - AXPC Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
Public Events December 7, 2018 - AXPC Board of Directors Meeting and Winter Meeting in Houston, TX
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Public Events AXPC Members
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V. Bruce Thompson,
American Exploration & Production Council
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 7205
Washington, DC 20004

(202) 347-7578

E-mail: Info@axpc.us

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

(202) 347-7578

E-mail: MReingardt@axpc.us