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Energy Today – April 19, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted April 19, 2013

Forbes LNG Exports Would Have Minimal Impact on U.S. Prices

Although some say exporting U.S. natural gas would increase domestic prices, a Deloitte analysis says “the impact domestically is small in terms of upward price movement, and the impact (of exports) on the economy is very large… So exporting should be a good idea.”

Wall Street JournalRise in U.S. Gas production fuels Unexpected Plunge in Emissions

Last year, the paper reports, 30 percent of power in the U.S. came from natural gas, up from 19 percent in 2005, driven by hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling that have unlocked large and inexpensive new supplies of the fuel. This increase in natural gas production has helped drop  U.S. CO2 emissions to their lowest level since 1994.

Daytona TimesNatural Gas is Boosting the U.S. Economy

Harry Alford, the CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, writes that  natural gas production through hydraulic fracturing is “creating jobs, expanding manufacturing at a rate that was inconceivable a few years ago.”

Fuel Fix BlogNatural Gas Industry Experiencing ‘Paradigm Shift’

Fuel Fix has a recap of the 17th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas, which brought together industry and government officials from around the world to discuss the past, present and future for LNG. Industry officials discussed the opportunities LNG represents, noting that "by 2020, LNG could meet one-fifth of the world’s gas needs." 

The Hill’s E2 WireMurkowski: Obama’s Energy Plan Dead Without Wider Drilling

U.S. Sen.  Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) tells The Hill that  the president’s  “Energy Security Trust” proposal “is not going to go anywhere”  if it  doesn’t include plans to open currently off-limits areas to oil and natural gas development.


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.