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State of American Energy 2017

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 3, 2017

With a new administration and Congress arriving in Washington, we’ll be watching to see how American energy’s next chapter unfolds – the policy choices and actions that largely will determine the path for our country’s energy future in terms of resource access, infrastructure and other issues.

American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard will kick off the year’s energy policy conversation by outlining a number of top energy priorities during a speech Wednesday at API’s 2017 State of American Energy event.

Gerard’s speech will outline policy approaches that will let the U.S. capitalize on a generational opportunity to develop abundant energy reserves – to benefit consumers, the economy and the environment. Gerard also will likely point out that American energy is common ground for action in Washington – which U.S. voters broadly supported in November’s elections.

Click on this link at noon Wednesday for a live webcast of the event.


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.