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Recent Studies and Research

API partners with leading scholars, researchers, world-class qualitative and quantitative analysis firms and data analysts to produce unparalleled studies and research. See below for various studies about the effect of tax policy on the oil and natural gas industry in the United States.

Domestic Policy Focused Tax Studies

- Full study: Impact of IDC Repeal: How repeal of Intangible Drilling Costs (IDCs) will affect US onshore/offshore energy development and the economy

API has created one-pagers to help decision makers understand how the repeal of Intangible Drilling Costs (IDCs) will affect the various regions of US onshore/offshore energy development and the economy. See the below documents for details:


Energy Policy at a Crossroads: An Assessment of the Impacts of Increased Access Versus Higher Taxes on U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Production, Government Revenue, and Employment

Evaluation of Proposed Tax Changes on the US Oil & Gas Industry

The Economic Impacts of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry on the U.S. Economy: Employment, Labor Income and Value Added

United States Gulf of Mexico Oil and Natural Gas Industry Economic Impact Analysis


International Focused Tax Studies

Fiscal Fitness – How Taxes at Home Help Determine Competitiveness Abroad

U.S./Overseas Tax Analysis

Economic and Foreign Policy Implications of the Administration’s “Dual Capacity Taxpayer” Proposals


Subsidies & Other Studies/Resources

International Energy Outlook 2016