API releases new report on safety, environmental stewardship, and benefits to local communities
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2017 – API today released a new report highlighting concrete ways America’s oil and natural gas industry provides safety and environmental benefits to local communities as well as economic prosperity.
“Energy development can enhance communities in countless ways not always recognized,” said API Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer Marty Durbin. “America’s natural gas and oil industry is committed to producing more energy while reducing our footprint and improving the efficiency and safety of our operations and helping local communities where we operate.
“America’s natural gas and oil industry provides the affordable, reliable energy that is the lifeblood of our economy, and we understand that the nation’s prosperity fundamentally relies on our industry’s ability to produce more of these resources in a way that promotes safety, benefits our communities and values environmental stewardship.”
API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.