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VIDEO: ‘We Shouldn’t Turn Our Back on This Great Opportunity’

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 18, 2013

At last week’s State of American Energy event in Washington, D.C., we interviewed some of the attendees on the future of U.S. energy development – which we’ll share in future posts. Below, BP America Executive Vice President Dave Nagel talks about America’s opportunity to move toward energy self-sufficiency through purposeful and careful management of its oil and natural gas reserves:

“We need infrastructure to deliver it, we need the right regulatory framework to do it in a responsible way but not in a way that blocks development of our energy. … You compare where the U.S. is relative to other parts of the world and we are in a very strong position. … We shouldn’t turn our back on this great opportunity.”

Here’s video from the interview:


Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.