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Energy Today – August 12, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted August 12, 2013

EIA Today in EnergyProduction of Fossil Fuels from Federal, Indian Lands Fell in 2012

Sales of fossil fuels from production on federal and Indian lands in 2012 dropped 4 percent from 2011, according to Department of the Interior data. This decline is largely due to declines in offshore oil and natural gas production.

National JournalMy Week in Oil Boom Country

NJ’s Amy Harder got a first-hand look at the surging shale development in North Dakota’s Bakken shale play. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, both representing N.D., and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell also toured facilities around Williston.

The Columbus DispatchNatural Gas Supply Keeping Prices Low

The Dispatch notes the surge in natural gas used to heat and power homes and businesses around Ohio. “Prices are low and look to stay low,” says an analyst for the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel.

The News Herald (Panama City, Fla.)End Delay on Pipeline

Editorial: “The nation needs this pipeline and needs more oil and natural gas from domestic sources, and from friendly, stable trading neighbors. The White House should be able to see the energy and job benefits of the project… Consumers, workers and the economy need this new energy project.” 


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.