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It’s a New Era for U.S. Energy Infrastructure

infrastructure  pipelines  keystone xl  us energy security  economic growth  jobs 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 24, 2017

President Trump’s executive orders clearing the way to restart the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines are welcome indeed. Both projects represent great opportunity for U.S. jobs, consumer benefits, economic growth and strengthened energy security. At the same time, the significance of the White House’s action goes beyond a pair of important energy projects. It’s a signal that long-needed energy infrastructure will once again be able to advance in this country – under regular-order reviews and approval processes – providing broad benefits to millions of  Americans.

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Embrace and Harness the U.S. Energy Renaissance

oil and natural gas  economic growth  access  regulation  epa  renewable fuel standard 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 13, 2017

As the Trump administration comes into office and the new Congress begins work, a sea-change is needed in the way Washington approaches American oil and natural gas abundance. It’s critically important for consumers, the U.S. economy and our country’s security. We need policies that embrace and harness America’s energy renaissance instead of trying to restrain it. We need an approach to regulation that manages safe and responsible energy development instead of smothering it in short-sighted, often unnecessary restrictions and red tape. 

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Video: ‘Power to Run the Day’

oil and natural gas  consumers  climate  emission reductions  manufacturing  economic growth 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 21, 2016

Check out our new video below, highlighting the benefits of American energy to individual consumers, businesses and entire sectors of our economy. Let’s underscore a few of the points in the video. First, American energy is boosting the economy, helping manufacturers and other businesses create jobs and opportunity.

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The Science of Emissions Progress

carbon emissions  climate  economic growth  electricity  energy  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 13, 2016

A couple of charts and a great-news story for the United States in terms of its carbon dioxide emissions.

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Energy, Policy and America’s Future

oil and natural gas  vote4energy  us energy security  economic growth  climate  emission reductions 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 26, 2016

Questions and answers about energy and energy policy aren’t just for the presidential discussion. They figure into Americans’ votes at all levels all over the country. Jack Gerard, API president and CEO, talked about the stakes for U.S. energy in this campaign season and beyond during a conference call with reporters. You can read his prepared remarks below.

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Campaign ’16: Energy is the Question

vote4energy  energy  oil and natural gas  us energy security  economic growth 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 23, 2016

As Campaign 2016 barrels into the home stretch, all Americans should be energy voters because secure energy is fundamental in all our lives and to the future of our country. We’ve compiled a list of key energy questions every voter should ask of their candidates for office.

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The Case for Expediting LNG Export Approvals

lng exports  trade  economic growth  emission reductions  security 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 21, 2016

With environmentalists attacking a provision in pending energy legislation that would boost the competitiveness of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, now’s a good time to review the reasons to expedite federal approval of LNG export projects in this country.

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Energy Vision, Energy Leadership

vote4energy  us energy security  oil and natural gas  innovation  investment  economic growth  climate 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 20, 2016

Because of vast energy reserves and the advanced technologies and expertise to safely develop them, the United States’ energy future looks promising and secure. America continues to lead the world in oil and natural gas production, which is critically important for a future in which both are projected to remain the leading fuels supporting our economy and modern way of living. Energy security, in increasing measure, is in our hands … if.

If we make the right energy policy choices, and if we select leaders who will advance those policies. If we safely harness America’s energy wealth, if we foster the private investment and innovation that launched the ongoing energy revolution – if we do all these things, there’s no reason the United States can’t benefit from secure energy far into the future.

In this election year we should identify visionary leaders on energy issues – those who see and grasp the historic opportunity provided by surging domestic oil and gas production and also the actions needed to keep that production going. In that sense, energy can be a 2016 vote-decider.

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Energy Growth, Progress and Campaign 2016

vote4energy  oil and natural gas  economic growth  us energy security 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 19, 2016

Energy and Campaign 2016 are a good fit. Whatever opportunity America has for present and future economic growth, individual prosperity and national security is connected to decisions voters will make this fall – and all of these things can be linked to energy.

All of us need energy, which is the reason it’s a rare bridge between the usual partisan divides. API President and CEO Jack Gerard earlier this year:

“As the two political parties look to … unify their parties behind a slate of candidates and party platforms, we want to remind them of the bipartisan nature and foundational role of our candidate: Energy, particularly oil and natural gas, which makes our modern society possible and provides our quality of life.”

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The ‘Energy-Climate Challenge’ – the Natural Gas Solution

natural gas  climate  economic growth  carbon emissions 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 13, 2016

John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, had some important things to say at this week’s U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) conference – noting that fossil fuels will remain the world’s dominant energy for decades to come and that the idea of America leaving its oil and natural gas reserves in the ground is “unrealistic.” The first point is a fact-based projection by EIA. The second is a rational conclusion, given the first.

Now, on to something else from Holdren’s speech – his discussion of what he called the “energy-climate challenge.” Holdren:

“Without energy there is no economy, without climate there is no environment and without economy and environment there is no well-being, there’s no civil society, there’s no personal or national security, there’s no economic growth.”

The challenge – providing the energy we need in an environmentally responsible way – certainly is a complex task. The great news is the U.S. has found a model that provides both economic growth and advances climate goals: an abundant supply (thanks to fracking) of low-cost natural gas.

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