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Energy Today – April 9, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted April 9, 2013

Penn EnergyCalifornia City “Goes Green” with Chevron Energy Solutions

Collaborating with Chevron’s Energy Solutions, the City of Patterson is working to improve the city’s sustainability, including solar installations and energy efficiency programs that will reduce costs for consumers.

Wall Street JournalIndia Is Ready for U.S. Natural Gas

There is “significant potential for U.S. exports of LNG to grow exponentially,” writes Nirapama Rao, India’s   ambassador to the U.S. “The prospect of increased Indian investment in the U.S. natural-gas market will usher in a new era for a strong and mutually rewarding India-U.S. energy partnership.” (subscription publication)

Popular Mechanics How Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Be Built?

Interesting read on the magazine’s website details the construction steps and technologies that would be used to build the Keystone XL pipeline – which the magazine calls a “monumental engineering undertaking.”

Washington PostAn American Future Filled with Promise

Domestic oil and natural gas reserves are among reasons for renewed American optimism, argues an op-ed penned by retired Gen. David Petraeus and the Brookings Institution’s Michael O’Hanlon. They highlight the abundance of U.S. natural gas and call for approval of the full Keystone XL pipeline.

Oil & Gas JournalArkansas Pipeline Leak No Reason to Block Keystone XL

Bob Tippee writes: “Accidents happen in any industry … They do not represent reasons to hobble essential work. Using an accident in one place as a reason to foreclose kindred projects elsewhere is to assert a zero-risk standard no industry can meet. What’s more, applying an impossible standard to one industry but not others betrays fundamental hypocrisy.” (subscription publication)


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.