HOUSTON, TX: Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome Pioneer Natural Resources as its newest affiliate member.

Pioneer Natural Resources is a large, independent exploration and production company headquartered in Irving, Texas. The company employs more than 3,000 people and produces approximately 147,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The company is currently pursuing several emerging oil and natural gas liquids resource plays in Texas, such as the Wolfcamp, Eagle Ford, and Barnett Shale plays.

Pioneer further maintains significant conventional oil operations in the Permian Basin as well as natural gas operations in the Raton Basin in Colorado and in its mid-Continent asset area. With its Oooguruk project in Alaska, Pioneer is also the first independent to operate on the North Slope.

“Consumer Energy Alliance is pleased to work closely with Pioneer on energy issues at a national and regional level,” said CEA President David Holt. “CEA’s most essential function is to unite producers and consumers in an effort to promote rational energy policy. It is imperative that we develop energy policies that allow companies like Pioneer to provide consumers with domestically produced products that can help reduce rising fuel costs. CEA looks forward to working closely with Pioneer to provide consumers with credible energy information and learning first-hand some of the concerns they have about federal and state energy policies.”

“As a company that relies on sound, rational energy policy, Pioneer has a vested interest in legislation and regulations that affect the exploration and production of oil and gas resources,” said Pioneer Vice President of Sustainability and Communications Susan Spratlen. “We are proud to partner with CEA and share its goal of developing a balanced national exploration energy policy. Development of viable energy policies should be a top priority among our elected officials, and partnering with an organization such as CEA will only prove to enhance our position. It is also vitally important to communicate effectively with the public, and we believe our partnership with CEA can help achieve that goal.”