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IPAA ACCESS PUBLISHED FOR: INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 1201 15TH STREET NW, SUITE 300 WASHINGTON, DC 20005 PHONE: (202) 857-4722 FAX: (202) 857-4799 Web: www.ipaa.org Chairman: Virginia B. Lazenby Vice Chairman: Michael D. Watford Treasurer: Diemer True President & CEO: Barry Russell Immediate Past Chairman: Bruce Vincent GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Vice President of Government Relations: Lee O. Fuller Vice President of Federal Resources & Political Affairs: Dan Naatz Vice President of Crude Oil & Natural Gas Regulatory Affairs: Susan Ginsberg Director of Federal Resources & Legislative Affairs: Wendy Kirchoff Manager of Government Relations: Ryan Ullman Manager of Government Relations: Kristen Lingley Manager of Government Relations: Matthew Kellogg Western Regional Representative: Cortney Hazen BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CAPITAL MARKETS, AND MEMBERSHIP Vice President of Business Development, Capital Markets, & Membership: Bob Jarvis ECONOMICS & ANALYSIS Vice President of Economics & International Affairs: Frederick Lawrence MEETINGS Vice President of Meetings: Tina Hamlin Assistant Director of Meetings: Kim Egan Senior Meetings Manager: Nikki McDermott Meetings Manager: Jennifer Upchurch Meetings Manager: Angela Lee Assistant/Meetings Registrar: Brittany Green COMMUNICATIONS Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications: Jeff Eshelman Director of Public & Government Affairs: Nicole Daigle Manager of Communications & Staff Editor: Brendan Bradley Public Affairs & Communications Coordinator: Julia Bell ADMINISTRATION Vice President of Administration & Member Services: Therese McCafferty Director of Member Services: LuAnne Tyler Director of Information Technology & Webmaster: Kirk Friedman Office Manager: Vanessa Johnson Membership Assistant & Receptionist: Kathleen Burke Senior Accounting Associate: Josh Compton EDUCATIONAL CENTER Director of Education: Doris Richardson Associate Director: Anne Ford Academy Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Hewitt Published by: Naylor, LLC 5950 NW First Place, Gainesville, FL 32607 Phone: (800) 369-6220 or (352) 332-1252 Fax: (352) 331-3525 Web: www.naylor.com Publisher: Kathleen Gardner Editor: Carter Davis Project Manager: Megan Sapp Advertising Sales Director: Matthew Yates Advertising Sales: Lou Brandow, Krys D’Antonio, Brian Donohoe, Cliff Gabbard, Steve Hall, Maureen Hays, Erik Henson, Mike Hisey, Anthony Land, John O’Neil, Ashley Trudell, Paul Walley, Marcus Weston, Chris Zabel Marketing: Brianna Martin Graphic Design: Sunny Goel ©2012 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part without the prior written consent of the publisher. Published FEBRUARY 2012 • PAA-B0211 • 5709 ◗ From the President T Dear IPAA Members, he oil and natural gas industry faces a crossroads in 2012. One road points to the bright horizon of revived rust belt towns and a largely self-reliant energy future. The emergence of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, led by America’s independent producers, has unlocked vast riches of shale oil and natural gas. In the past five years, this bounty of petroleum—elusive until now—has created American jobs, spurred economic growth and increased our nation’s energy security. As a result, U.S. oil imports are down from 60 percent in 2005 to 47 percent today. Many experts project that the U.S. will be the world’s top petroleum producer in less than a decade. The other road points to closed U.S. factories, high energy prices and increased political dependence on the Middle East. Well-organized, well-funded environmentalist movements, intent on inventing a carbon-free future, seek to shut down all development of U.S. oil and natural gas by painting the entire industry as homogenous and greedy—“Big Oil,” stealing funding from the education of our children and the healthcare of the elderly, and they paint the industry as destructive— the industry’s mysterious “fracking” contaminates water, kills animals and causes earthquakes. These threats demonstrate the importance of electing policymakers who understand how much the oil and natural gas industry has to offer. The IPAA Wildcatters Fund is the largest oil and natural gas industry political action committee in the nation. Its success has been demonstrated throughout many election cycles. In 2010 alone, the Wildcatters Fund contributed to more than 113 races nationwide. Of these, 86 percent of our candidates won. Not only does IPAA help get these leaders elected, but once these legislators are in office, IPAA holds them accountable by publicizing their voting record on industry issues. The oil and natural gas industry has the ability to help take our nation down the path of prosperity and energy security. The importance of success in the upcoming elections of 2012 cannot be emphasized enough. Despite the challenges that the industry faces in 2012, IPAA is confident that the future of the American oil and natural gas industry is bright. We must take back the debate from radical environmentalists who champion their cause by demonizing the industry and drumming up unfounded fear in the public. Their activities threaten the livelihood of millions of American workers depending on the oil and natural gas industry for well-paying jobs. Remember, independent producers support four million jobs in America—three percent of all U.S. jobs. IPAA is committed to fighting against overregulation and irresponsible legislation which limits the oil and natural gas industry’s ability to lead our nation to economic recovery and a more stable energy future. Our efforts would not be possible without your continued support. For all that you do to support the industry and IPAA, please accept my sincere thanks on behalf of our leadership and staff here in Washington. If you ever have any questions or would like to participate in any IPAA programs or meetings, please contact me directly. Sincerely, Barry Russell President and CEO Independent Petroleum Association of America 8 IPAA Access | Winter 2012 http://www.ipaa.org http://www.naylor.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IPAA Access - Winter 2012

President’s Message
Leadership Profi les
Money Matters
IPAA’s New Look
An Industry Under Fire
Supply and Demand Committee Fall Meeting
Summer NAPE
OGIS® San Francisco
82nd IPAA Annual Meeting
New Members
Upcoming Events
Index of Advertisers

IPAA Access - Winter 2012