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AXPC is a national trade association representing 32 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 constuctively 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.

2013 Policy Maker Field Trip a Big Success


AXPC hosted its 2013 Policy Maker Field Trip on August 5-7. On this year's Field Trip we toured Congressional and Agency Staffers through all phases of upstream oil & gas operations in the Niobrara Shale Play in Weld County, Colorado. Our guests were were able to see these operations courtesy of Noble Energy and Anadarko Petroleum who led this year's event.

In addition to the field operations, the group was able to to tour Noble Energy's state-of-the-art operations center in Greeley, Colorado and to receive a extensive briefing on the operations they would be viewing on the tour. There were also discussions around the current successful state regulatory process for oil & gas operations.

The photos above and below show members of our group at various drilling and production facilities in the field.

The AXPC Policy Maker Field Trip has been a unique annual event for over fifteen years and continues to be a most effective demonstration of our industry's unmatched efforts at conducting operations in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

Congressional or Agency staff interested in attending the 2014 Field Trip should contact us at for additional details.

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V. Bruce Thompson,
American Exploration & Production Council
1350 Eye St. NW
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Washington, DC 20005

(202) 652-2359