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Energy Today – May 8, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted May 8, 2013

The AdvocateOur Views: Riches Await in the Gulf

The Baton Rouge, La., paper touts the energy potential in the Gulf of Mexico after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s recent visit to an offshore rig there. The editorial backs Jewell’s statement that “maintaining the public’s trust in the safety and environmental performance of oil and gas production is critically important as we continue to tap into the Gulf’s abundant resource potential.” 

TribLIVEHow’s the Economy? Looking Up

Washington County, Pa., leads the greater Pittsburgh region in terms of economic development projects, energy production and job creation – thanks to natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing. 

The OklahomanProposed EPA Standards  Could Fuel Higher Gasoline Prices

The newspaper  highlights the pros and cons of the EPA’s proposed Tier 3 gasoline standards – which could raise costs in the production of gasoline. 

Washington TimesKeystone XL Would Reduce U.S. Emissions

The newspaper picks up coverage of House testimony by North Dakota energy official Lynn Helms: “For every year the Keystone is delayed, we emit 1 million kilograms of greenhouse gases per day that would not be emitted if the pipeline were built.” 

Politico Ex-Senators Back  Markets in Natural Gas Export Debate

Former Senators Byron Dorgan and J. Bennett Johnson discussed U.S. natural gas exports at a House Energy and Commerce Committee subpanel yesterday. “We believe the market should make the decision about the exports of natural gas,” said Dorgan.

National JournalWhat the Oil and Natural Gas Boom Means for America

Infographic: NJ breaks down the opportunities and challenges of America’s surging 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.