Welcome! Here on the AXPC blog, we’ll break down what the oil and gas industry is all about and all things our members are doing to make it even better. We hope you’ll use this as a resource to learn more about oil and gas production, and the bodies that regulate it. Check back often for new posts!


Did you know? Oil and Gas Companies are Committed to Workforce Development & Education

AXPC members are proud to employ thousands of Americans and support the development and continuous improvement their careers. Not only do our members offer high-paying reliable careers, they also offer a wide variety of workforce development programs, helping employees gain the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to advance their careers. A highly trained workforce that is continuously learning and moving up the career ladder is essential to the long-term success of the oil and gas industry.

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Did you know? Hydraulic Fracturing 101

The use of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has played an essential role in boosting U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade. Hydraulic fracturing has been used to safely extract resources for decades, but there are still misconceptions about the process and how it is completed safely and in an environmentally friendly manner.

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Did you know? – U.S. Energy Production Employs Millions of Americans

Becoming the world’s leading producer of both oil and natural gas has brought about tremendous economic benefits for America, particularly in the form of meaningful careers. In order to produce our natural resources safely and efficiently, the oil and gas industry needs hundreds of thousands of employees with a variety of backgrounds and skill-sets.


Did You Know? What U.S. Oil & Gas Reserves Mean for American Energy Independence

America is fortunate to have plentiful natural resource reserves underneath it. From Alaska, to Pennsylvania, we’ve discovered large amounts of accessible oil and gas reserves. Thanks to significant advances in hydraulic fracturing and other drilling technologies, the United States is able to take advantage of this abundant supply of oil and gas resources and use it to power our nation.

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Did You Know? AXPC Members Care for Our Environment and Communities

Environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility are top priorities for AXPC member companies because our members employ people who live in the areas in which we operate. Therefore, we are personally interested in preserving local environments and improving the quality of life in our communities by supporting local infrastructure and education.

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Did You Know? How Oil and Natural Gas Powers Our Lives

Every time you turn on a light, take a hot shower, or drive a car, do you ever stop and think about where that energy comes from? It’s easy to take for granted the source of our electricity and fuel that make simple activities in our daily lives possible.


Did You Know? Oil and Gas 101

Products derived from oil and natural gas touch nearly every aspect of your life; from the car you drive, to the power that heats your home, to the screen you are reading this blog on.


AXPC Policy Priorities for 2019

AXPC’s primary purpose is to inform legislators and regulators of various technical issues that could affect our member companies in order to ensure that public policy effectively protects the public and environment, can be feasibly implemented by industry, and takes into account the unique characteristics of our members and their businesses.

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AXPC Intro Blog Post

Welcome! We are the American Exploration & Production Council – commonly referred to as AXPC. We represent large, U.S. independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Our members are industry leaders,