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Energy Today – June 5, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted June 5, 2013

The HillFueling the Future

Bill Cooper, president of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas, talked with The Hill about the future of natural gas exports. “This is not the first time the country has argued protectionism versus exports and that kind of thing,” he said. “Historically, if we look back over it, protectionism tends to lead to economic stagnation.”

Dallas Morning NewsU.S. Oil and Natural Gas Investment at 10-year High

An Ernst & Young study released Tuesday found that in 2012 the 50 largest U.S. oil and natural gas companies spent $185.6 billion on domestic exploration and  new production. That represented a 20 percent increase over the previous year and the most in the past 10 years.

Energy BizU.S. Could be a Dominant LNG Exporter

According to a Deloitte study, other countries like Poland and China could eventually become competitors in the global LNG export market, but the United States has a unique opportunity to be a dominant player.

My San Antonio.comShale Gas Boom Challenges Chemical Companies

Thanks to shale development and hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. petrochemical sector is being challenged to ramp up operations to take advantage of abundant and affordable feedstocks – seen in the investment of  more than $15 billion along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Nordonia Hills News LeaderGroups Say Ohio Shale Deposits  Could Be Most Prolific NGL  Producers Ever

Marcellus and Utica shale deposits in eastern Ohio and Pennsylvania are poised to become the largest  natural gas liquids production fields in existence, energy industry groups told an audience in Columbus, Ohio.


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.