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Dan O. Dinges   Chairman

Dan O. Dinges joined Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation in September, 2001 as its President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of its Board of Directors. In May, 2002 he assumed his current position as Chairman, President and CEO. Prior to joining Cabot, Dinges held various management positions over 20 years with Noble Energy.

In May 2015, Dinges was appointed chairman of the American Exploration & Production Council. He also serves as director of America's Natural Gas Alliance, Spitzer Industries, Inc., United States Steel Corporation, The Foundation for Energy Education, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Boy Scouts of America, and Palmer Drug Abuse Program. Dinges is a member of the All-American Wildcatter’s. He graduated with a BBA degree in Petroleum Land Management from The University of Texas.

V. Bruce Thompson

V. Bruce Thompson   President

Bruce Thompson is President of the American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC) whose membership is composed of 34 of America’s premier independent natural gas and oil exploration and production companies.  Bruce joined AXPC after serving as founder and principal of CapeDC Advisors, LLC, a private lobbying and business advisory firm with clients operating primarily in the energy, water management, environmental, health and defense sectors.

Prior to founding CapeDC Advisors, Bruce served in senior management as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of two NYSE-listed independent exploration and production companies, Forest Oil Corporation and SandRidge Energy, Inc. He has testified before the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on issues relating to natural gas supply and pricing. He also has extensive international transactional and government affairs experience, having represented clients in dealing with various national and provincial governments in South Africa as well as in transactions in the UK, Italy and Canada.

Bruce has been a Senior Counsel for the firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in the firm’s Washington, DC office.  He has also served as Chief of Staff for Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) when the Senator was in the House of Representatives and was a member of the US Senate Budget Committee staff.

Bruce earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law.

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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