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Gerard on Jobs

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 3, 2010

Jobs continue to be one of the main topics of conversation in Washington. API's President and CEO Jack Gerard explains the oil and natural gas industry's potential as a jobs creator in the video below:

And a published report in Politico today indicates that jobs bills are likely to be taken up by the U.S. Senate in coming weeks. The House passed a jobs bill in December.

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry could help to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs if it were given the opportunity--with no handouts and no stimulus. It just needs a sensible energy and tax policy that encourages domestic energy production.


Jane Van Ryan was formerly senior communications manager and new media advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she wrote blog posts and produced podcasts and videos. Before coming to API, Jane managed communications for a large science and engineering corporation, and for a top-tier research and engineering university. A few years ago, you might have seen her in your living room when she delivered the news on television. Jane officially retired from API in 2011 and now freelances as an independent communications consultant when not gardening at her farm in Virginia.