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.
Click 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 joins API after spending 16 years as national editorial writer in the Washington Bureau of The Oklahoman newspaper. In all, he has been a reporter and editor for more than 30 years, including six years as sports editor at The Washington Times. He lives in Occoquan, Virginia, with his wife Pamela. Mark graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in journalism and earned a masters in journalism and public affairs at American University. He's currently working on a masters in history at George Mason University, where he also teaches as an adjunct professor in the Communication Department.