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api-standards-program  carbon-emissions  economy  energy-development  environment-and-safety  industry  jobs-and-economy  pipeline  refining 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted June 1, 2017

Today, API releases a new report that highlights the tangible ways our industry protects the safety and environment – as it also helps local communities. It’s an important document, reflecting the premium placed on responsible energy development by natural gas and oil companies. From the report:

The safety, health and protection of people, the environment and communities are the top priorities for the natural gas and oil industry. Today, natural gas and oil not only power our lives, but are the building blocks for so many of the products that make modern life possible. But this energy and the amazing things derived from it – everything from clothing and cosmetics to state-of-the-art health care devices and medicines – aren’t possible unless responsible development is the centerpiece of everything the industry does.

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carbon-dioxide-emissions  natural-gas  electricity  climate  environmental-impact 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted December 9, 2016

The concept that economic growth doesn’t have to be accompanied by rising carbon emissions – dubbed “decoupling” by the New York Times – has additional detail in a new Brookings Institution report that finds more than 30 states have seen those historical partners delinked and headed in different directions. Though Brookings credits state and local efforts for the majority of this emissions reduction progress between 2000 and 2014, cleaner-burning natural gas is the real hero. 

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methane  oil-and-natural-gas  vote4energy  emissions  emissions-control-equipment  emission-reductions  everything 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted December 7, 2016

America’s energy renaissance is producing record volumes of natural gas, helping supply our country’s energy needs and strengthening our security while also advancing climate goals, including reducing carbon dioxide emissions and key pollutants. Thanks to cleaner-burning natural gas, you can make a strong “green” case for hydraulic fracturing, as some are doing.

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community  oil-and-gas  vote4energy  everything 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted November 22, 2016

Oil and natural gas companies are committed to the communities where they operate – where their employees work, live and raise their families. This commitment is seen in company investments that help create thriving, successful communities, including investments in local education and other initiatives that strengthen the fabric of community life.

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oil-and-gas  community  vote4energy  everything 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted November 10, 2016

Good stewardship does not end with ensuring our nation has a plentiful and affordable oil and natural gas supply. Many companies are also prioritizing efforts to reduce waste by constantly developing and applying innovative and productive ways to use and reuse the various byproducts of energy development. These efforts, which have grown in the last few decades, have been successful both for companies that innovate and for the communities where they operate.

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seismic-survey  offshore  oil-and-gas  development 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted November 8, 2016

With a series of public hearings on proposed federal rules for offshore seismic testing scheduled to begin this week, let’s take a look at the basics on the safe technologies and procedures used to survey for oil and natural gas reserves. These are key as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) conducts hearings in New Orleans (Nov. 9), Gulfport, Miss. (Nov. 10), Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (Nov. 14), Mobile, Ala. (Nov. 15) and Houston (Nov. 17).

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reclamation  everything  oil-and-natural-gas  environmental-impact  community  vote4energy 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted October 28, 2016

For the oil and gas industry, former buildings, facilities, well pads and rigs often hold promise of a second life for both local communities and the environment, whether it’s turning an offshore rig into an artificial reef, reclaiming an onshore drill site or repurposing a building or port to fit a variety of socially beneficial needs. All are examples of industry’s commitment to being a responsible neighbor on land and in the sea.

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efficiency  vote4energy  oil-and-gas  everything 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted October 13, 2016

Making industry operations more energy efficient makes sense on two levels: It’s good for the environment and it’s good for business. It’s another way the oil and natural gas industry is making a difference in areas and communities across the country.

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environment  vote4energy  oil-and-gas  conservation  everything 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted September 29, 2016

Protecting our habitats is something industry has championed for some time.  Back in 1987, Occidental Petroleum came across a rare looking plant on one of its drilling sites in Colorado. The plant, later identified as the parachute penstemon, can only be found in Colorado and is considered one of the rarest plants in North America.

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vote4energy  conservation  oil-and-natural-gas  environment  everything 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted September 15, 2016

Access to land and water is important to industry, but these are critical to the wildlife that live there, from birds and butterflies to all kinds of animal life. The use of modern hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – which allows widespread oil and gas operations from a single surface well pad – is a big part of limiting industry’s footprint. So is understanding the local wildlife.

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