Posted August 30, 2013
Like our “jobs quilt” below? When thinking about the oil and natural gas industry’s contribution to the economy and everyday American life this Labor Day weekend, the 9.8 million jobs supported by the industry come to mind.
The squares in the “quilt” detail industry’s jobs impact in various states – reflecting the fact that the economic lift of oil and natural gas development reaches all 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a recent PwC report.
Posted August 22, 2013
National Journal has a couple of interesting offerings this week – an article exploring why Americans don’t seem to care what scientists think about climate, and its Energy Experts Blog question of the week asking what Americans think about energy and climate policy. (API President and CEO Jack Gerard’s response, here.)
A simple observation is that while Americans do think about climate and the role policy could play in affecting climate, they think about other things more.
Posted August 16, 2013
New EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, in remarks this week in Colorado:
“Responsible development of natural gas is an important part of our work to curb climate change and support a robust clean energy market at home.”
Posted August 1, 2013
API’s Jack Gerard announced a new PwC study on the economic impacts of the oil and natural gas industry in 2011, the most recent year for which comprehensive data is available.
During a conference call with reports, Gerard noted that in 2011 the industry supported more than 9.8 million jobs – that’s 600,000 more jobs than it supported just two years earlier. Gerard:
“The PwC report confirms what we already know: America’s 21st century energy revolution is driving our resurgent economy.”
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Posted January 24, 2012
News this week of increased domestic oil and natural gas production is welcome indeed – because increased production means jobs, economic growth and greater energy security for America.
That the president is calling for more American oil and natural gas, while acknowledging that the hard-working men and women of the oil and gas industry are helping lead our economic recovery is great, too. Thanks, Mr. President, for recognizing that this industry can create jobs and produce the energy to fuel our economy, while building a base for manufacturing and other industries.
Posted January 10, 2012
Editor’s note: Guest post from the good folks at Energy Nation.
With less than 30 days until President Obama must decide whether or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, the debate over this critical project continues to heat up in Washington. Once approved, the project will create 20,000 jobs, and bring secure supplies of oil from Canada and the U.S. upper Plains states to refineries on the Gulf coast. In order to win approval, API is working with our industry advocacy program, Energy Nation, to educate the industry community about the importance of this project.
Posted August 19, 2011