Pioneer's successful operations depend, in part, on the Company's ability to build relationships with government officials and employees based on honesty and integrity.  As such, Pioneer participates actively in the political process in order to inform policy makers and regulators about our business and to advocate for policy solutions that mutually benefit the Company, our stockholders and the communities in which we operate. 

Political Expenditures

Pioneer has adopted a policy regarding political expenditures, which is set forth in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and is applicable to all of the Company’s directors and employees. Under the policy, no Company funds may be used for political contributions in the United States unless permitted by law, approved by either the Chief Executive Officer or the Chief Operating Officer, and approved by either the General Counsel or Chief Compliance Officer.

The charter of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Pioneer’s Board of Directors provides for the Committee’s oversight of the Company’s political spending and lobbying activities. The Committee, which is composed entirely of independent directors, and the full Board of Directors, receive an annual report from senior management on the Company's political activities, including corporate contributions to issue campaigns or referenda, payments to 527 organizations, 501(c)(4) groups and other tax exempt organizations, dues paid to trade associations and political action committee contributions.



Pioneer's Involvement

Pioneer believes industry collaboration is key to ensuring policymakers, the public, and the scientific community are informed with the facts.

Organizations we have alliances with include:

  • American Exploration & Production Council
  • Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry
  • Colorado Competitive Council
  • Colorado Oil & Gas Association
  • Colorado Petroleum Association
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Energy In Depth
  • Ground Water Protection Council
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • National Petroleum Council
  • Natural Gas Roundtable of Washington
  • Natural Gas Vehicles for America
  • Permian Basin Petroleum Association
  • Purgatoire Watershed Partnership
  • Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America
  • South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable
  • Texas Energy Alliance
  • Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners
  • Texas Oil & Gas Association
  • Trinidad – Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce
  • Western Energy Alliance

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The world’s energy consumption continues to grow yet we see new challenges and restrictions every day that could limit production of the oil and natural gas resources needed to meet the increasing demand. Pioneer encourages you to join us and our industry partners in advocacy efforts working toward a more secure energy future.

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