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LNG Exports, Growing U.S. Energy Opportunity

natural gas  lng exports  trade  us energy security  russia 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 1, 1

A couple of new data points from the government show the importance of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to America’s trading posture and its global energy security role as a growing supplier of natural gas. First, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that the U.S. exported more natural gas than it imported in three of the first five months of this year – February, April and May – which is historic since the U.S. has been a net importer (on an average annual basis) for nearly 60 years. In addition, EIA projects that the U.S. will be a net natural gas exporter for the year in 2017.

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Safe, Abundant Energy is in America’s Interest

air quality  emission reductions  methane  natural gas  oil  blm 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 1, 1

Though the U.S. Senate missed a chance to expeditiously rectify an unnecessary regulation that could impact natural gas and oil production on federal lands, jobs and U.S. consumers, we trust supporters of domestic energy will focus on future opportunities to implement policies and commonsense regulations that ensure safe, responsible and abundant production.

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Senate Should Repeal BLM Venting, Flaring Rule

air quality  oil and natural gas  methane  emission reductions 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 1, 1

The U.S. Senate has until next week to use the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s flawed “venting and flaring” rule, which could put at risk energy production and important progress on reducing emissions. Though senators leading the repeal effort say it will advance, a close vote looms. It shouldn’t be.

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New York's Climate Countermarch

new york  natural gas  consumers  infrastructure 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 1, 1

More from New York, where in the name of environmental progress Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s anti-natural gas policies actually are counterproductive to that progress. Recently, New York State Public Service Commission member Diane X. Burman pointed out that by limiting natural gas – blocking pipelines and other infrastructure – the governor could wind up promoting fuels that lack clean natural gas’ environmental benefits. …

Alan Armstrong, Williams Co. CEO, says the $1 billion Northeast Supply Enhancement project actually aligns with Gov. Cuomo’s efforts to reduce emissions while growing New York’s economy. Indeed, increased use of natural gas across the U.S. is the chief reason energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are at their lowest levels in a generation. Fuel switching from coal to natural gas has helped improve air quality as well.


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Energy, For U.S. Security and Prosperity

oil and natural gas  economic growth  emission reductions  climate  regulation 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 1, 1

We have vast energy wealth beneath our feet. By safely harnessing it, under the right energy policies, America will be more energy secure, our economy and individual consumers will benefit and we’ll help improve the environment.

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Q&A: Linking Environmental, Social and Governance to Strong Performance

social-license-to-operate  climate 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 1, 1

ESG – environmental, social and governance – covers the way that businesses achieve strong performance on a range of sustainability issues. 

Below, Dr. Aaron Padilla, API manager of climate and ESG policy, explains the natural gas and oil industry’s focus on ESG as integral to the way its members conduct themselves in developing energy, as well as the way stewardship on these issues is helping define the modern industry’s identity in 2020 and beyond. 

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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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