America runs on energy. Every moment of every day, energy is required for Americans to maintain their daily lives, and the majority of that energy is supplied by oil and natural gas. Oil and natural gas are integral to all aspects of the U.S. economy—and America’s economic recovery—as the success of any modern economy is dependent on reliable and affordable energy. Over the last 100 years, and well into the foreseeable future, oil and natural gas have and will continue to provide the energy America needs to succeed.
Without oil and natural gas, Americans’ lives would be far different, making it exceedingly challenging for families to heat their homes and run their daily lives. The industry provides the building blocks required for life-saving medicines, pain-relievers and artificial heart valves as well as everyday products such as shampoo and clothing, and contributes significantly to farming and other industries. As the United States looks to return to solid economic footing, the oil and natural gas industry is spurring economic growth through hundreds of billions of dollars in investments each year, thereby creating jobs and advanced technologies across a wide range of sectors, while ensuring the industry remains a safe and responsible environmental steward. This investment also supports local communities and raises the standard of living for Americans, as it strengthens U.S. energy security.
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