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More Taxes Jeopardize American Oil and Natural Gas Development

domestic energy  economic growth  energy policy  gasoline prices  gdp  oil and natural gas industry  prices  state of american energy  taxes  brazil  saudi arabia 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted May 3, 2011

Editors Note: Today API President and CEO Jack Gerard gave an update on the State of American Energy, outlining a path to success for lower gasoline prices, increased energy security and more American jobs.

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Sound Policy Key to Ensuring Energy Security

us energy security  domestic production  federal leases  saudi arabia 

Dean Foreman

Dean Foreman
Posted January 1, 1

One of the great benefits of increased U.S. oil production over the past decade and a half is strengthened U.S. energy security – decreased reliance on foreign oil suppliers and insulation for American consumers against sudden price increases due to geopolitical events, such as last weekend’s attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities

Years ago, an episode like that could’ve caused serious alarm in the United States and globally. Yet, the apparent lack of significant or enduring oil price movement following last weekend’s attack shows the tremendous influence U.S. oil production has had on global markets. The same was true after missile attacks on Saudi facilities in 2019 (see here), which substantially reduced Saudi Arabia’s oil exports for a short period. Both events and their aftermath indicate that U.S. domestic production has largely mitigated the price volatility historically associated with serious geopolitical events.

Still, some cautions are in order. 

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