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the-environmental-partnership  emission-reductions  technology  greenhouse-gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 13, 2017

With last week’s launch of The Environmental Partnership, let’s take a more detailed look at the three emissions-reducing programs more than two dozen participating companies have announced as their initial focus: pneumatic controller upgrades, leak detection and well liquids removal. These sound a little technical, yet you don’t have to be a petroleum engineer to understand why the partnership has prioritized them at launch.

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oil-and-gas  workforce  innovation  social-license-to-operate 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted December 12, 2017

We’re committed to cultivating a more diverse workforce, which will be critical to fostering the innovation, collaboration and ideas needed for growth of the natural gas and oil industry. Our future lies with this new wave of workers, whose vision will propel society forward. We believe that a robust workforce will make the industry stronger, equipping us to serve the families, businesses and communities who rely on us. Why? Because diversity drives innovation.

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offshore-leasing-plan  offshore-energy-development  safe-operations  us-energy-security  jobs 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 11, 2017

Soon, the Interior Department is expected to release its draft offshore leasing program that will shape natural gas and oil development on the federal outer continental shelf (OCS) for the next five years, 2019-2024. Recognizing that the leasing program only outlines where lease auctions could be conducted, let’s take a look at some offshore basics to provide full context to a process that’s critically important to our country’s future energy security.

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the-environmental-partnership  emission-reductions  oil-and-natural-gas  methane 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 5, 2017

It’s hard to overstate the importance of industry’s new environmental initiative launched on Tuesday – The Environmental Partnership. “Landmark,” “historic” and “ground-breaking” all describe the partnership. Add to that list “bold” – with 26 natural gas and oil companies agreeing to share scientific information, innovations and best practices while being publicly accountable for progress on further reducing emissions from energy production. This is a big deal.

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renewable-fuel-standard  rfs34  ethanol  epa34  e1534 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 30, 2017

EPA is out with ethanol use requirements for 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and the big takeaway is that a broken program remains in place – its original purpose superseded by surging domestic oil production and U.S. consumers still at risk. 

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stem  jobs  oil-and-natural-gas-industry  women 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 29, 2017

Working toward a more diverse workforce certainly is top-of-mind for the natural gas and oil industry. A new API study helps underscore the importance of training or education in one of the STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – as a pathway to industry’s job opportunities and integral to efforts to draw more women and minorities into industry careers. 

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stem  education  oil-and-gas  science  social-license-to-operate 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted November 29, 2017

Technology has never been more important to our society and economy. It is transforming how we get around, communicate, learn and, most importantly, how we work. The innovative sectors driving these changes – science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – currently comprise 20 percent of all U.S. jobs and are expected to grow 9 percent by 2040. Ensuring our children have the skills needed to be successful in these fields and part of the 21st century workforce they support, is critical for their economic future, and the world’s. 

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Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted November 28, 2017

As the song says, start spreading the news: “Power Past Impossible” has officially arrived in Old New York. API’s ads connecting natural gas and oil with achievements in art, technology, innovation, jobs and more recently debuted on one of Times Square’s iconic billboards.

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keystone-xl-pipeline  infrastructure  us-energy-security  jobs  nebraska 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 20, 2017

The Nebraska Public Service Commission’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is a significant milestone for a project that would enhance crude oil delivery from Canada to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast while also increasing U.S. energy security. The decision’s immediate significance is to underscore the validity of using of established processes to debate, review and decide large energy infrastructure projects like Keystone XL.

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public-health  emission-reductions  jobs  refineries 

Uni Blake

Uni Blake
Posted November 16, 2017

The health of African American communities is a genuine cause for concern in our country. But attacking our industry is the wrong approach and detracts from the real work that should be done to reduce disparately high rates of disease among African Americans. Industry is committed to the health and safety of the communities where it operates and to its workers, leading the way on reducing U.S. greenhouse gas and other air emissions and supporting millions of well-paying jobs – one of the most important factors in Americans’ well-being.

I’ve read an NAACP paper released this week that accuses the natural gas and oil industry of emissions that disproportionately burden African American communities. As a scientist, my overall observation is that the paper fails to demonstrate a causal relationship between natural gas activity and the health disparities, reported or predicted, within the African American community. Rather, scholarly research attributes those health disparities to other factors that have nothing to do with natural gas and oil operations – such as genetics, indoor allergens and unequal access to preventative care.

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