Whether your idea of a farmer is the earthy man behind a plow or the technology savvy woman in the seat of a GPS-guided tractor, it is important to remember the role that energy plays in keeping your dinner plate full.
Oil and natural gas industry job creation played a critical role in moving the United States out of the great recession a few years ago. And, because of energy demand growth and demographic changes on the way, our industry promises to be a leading job creator in the future.
We shouldn’t forget that America’s energy revolution – surges in domestic oil and natural gas production – is a positive development for members of the armed services. A stronger, more energy secure America that’s less dependent on imported oil, is an America that’s less impacted by energy-related tensions around the globe.
From the lights and hot water to the uniforms and television broadcasts, energy is what makes “March Madness,” well – a slam dunk. And all of it falls into what I will describe as the oil and natural gas “Final Four” bracket: arenas, transportation, materials and broadcasting.
The increased availability of affordable, reliable, cleaner-burning natural gas is a major factor in lowering consumer power costs, with more electricity generated from natural gas-fired generators than coal-fired generators during five months last year, EIA says.
The U.S. energy renaissance, which presidents and policymakers only dreamed about four decades ago, is here. Right energy policy choices can sustain and grow it, helping to ensure American economic prosperity and security for decades to come.
During this week’s State of American Energy event API President and CEO Jack Gerard described the economic and energy security gains generated by the U.S. energy revolution and the policies needed to create opportunities for the oil and natural gas industry to continue them.
Almost exactly 40 years after it was instated, the ban on crude exports has been lifted. A relic of ‘70s-era energy scarcity, the ban makes no sense now that the United States leads the world in oil and natural gas production.
With President Obama’s unfortunate decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, look for a number of reports and analyses advancing the notion that the president’s decision is a “stunning defeat” for our industry, Canada and members of Congress who support the project. We disagree.
“This poll shows that energy is a top issue for voters next year because it plays a key role in job creation and economic growth,” said Tracee Bentley, executive director of the CPC. “Colorado voters understand the opportunities that pro-development policies create and the need for an all-of-the-above energy policy that helps produce more domestic energy and lower energy costs for American consumers.”
A better approach for a prosperous society would be to emulate the path that the U.S. is taking and that oil and natural gas are leading the way on: one of more energy, more security, more jobs and fewer emissions.
Late last week the Obama administration gave the go-ahead for limited domestic crude oil exports to Mexico, a positive move on oil exports – yet one that immediately underscores this question: Why stop there?
America has been gifted with a renaissance in the domestic production of oil and natural gas – the drivers of our economy and our modern lives, now and in the future, thanks to abundant reserves and an innovative, technologically advanced industry.
The U.S. energy revolution is fundamentally empowering. There’s no better word for it. Because of resurgent American energy, our country has choices where the horizon once was filled with energy-based limitations.
API President and CEO Jack Gerard said offshore energy is part of a “unique American moment” – the opportunity to sustain and build on resurgent oil and natural gas production that has created jobs, spurred economic development and made the U.S. more energy secure in the world.
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