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Energizing Indiana

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 22, 2016

Indiana’s significant industrial sector, which manufactures steel, aluminum, chemicals and more, used more energy (1,327 trillion Btu) than the state’s residential and commercial sectors combined (972.8 trillion Btu) in 2014. The sector is the state’s largest natural gas user, consuming more gas than all other sectors combined, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Energizing Indiana One-PagerClick on the thumbnail to see a two-page energy infographic for the Hoosier State.

Natural gas as a fuel for net electricity generation is soaring, rising 83 percent from 2013 to 2015. It’s a tribute to the availability and affordability of natural gas, thanks to an American energy renaissance built on hydraulic fracturing.

As for infrastructure, Indiana is home to two crude oil refineries – the Whiting refinery in the northwest part of the state is the largest inland crude oil refinery in the country.

The U.S. is the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas. To support and extend the U.S. energy revolution, we need pro-development policies that will foster more energy production, create jobs, boost the economy and benefit American households. Page 2 of the infographic shows how such policies would benefit our country, as well as the negative impacts of a policy course characterized by regulatory constraints.

Energy is essential for virtually every aspect of our daily lives. It powers national, state and local economies, gets us to work and goes into products we rely on for health and comfort. Safe, responsible energy development here at home is linked to national security as well as Americans’ individual prosperity and liberty – in Indiana and all the 50 states of energy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.