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Energy Today – March 14, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted March 14, 2013

Wall Street Journal – Drill, Barack, Drill

President Obama does a neat John D. Rockefeller imitation these days, taking credit for soaring domestic oil and gas production as if he planned it that way. Not quite. As a new Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports shows, "All of the increased [oil] production from 2007 to 2012 took place on non-federal lands."


The New York Times – Ohio’s Resurgent natural Gas Industry Spends Millions to Set Up Shop

Natural gas buried in shale thousands of feet below the surface is attracting more than $1 billion in private investment and rapidly reviving the area as an energy producer. To prepare, market and transport the natural gas, companies are building an expansive network of regional field offices, processing plants and other infrastructure.


Reuters – Exxon see North American oil and gas output up 45% by 2040

Exxon Mobil Corp expects oil and natural gas production in North America to rise 45 percent over the three decades to 2040, boosted by output from U.S. shale formations, Canadian oil sands projects and the Gulf of Mexico.


Energy Tribune – In Response: AEA Missing the Forest for Dow’s Tree

In a nutshell, allowing exports would ensure the U.S. maintains high production of natural gas, sustains job growth, boosts our domestic economic output and investment, and increases the energy security of our allies abroad. 


Los Angeles Times – Tapping California shale oil could add millions of jobs

The study by USC and the Communications Institute, a Los Angeles think tank, estimates that development of the 1,750-square-mile formation in central California could generate half a million new jobs by 2015 and 2.8 million by 2020.


Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.