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Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted August 30, 2016

The United States leads the world in oil and natural gas production – and also reduction of carbon emissions. This global leadership largely results from private investment and innovation by the oil and natural gas industry, which has developed the advanced technologies needed to drive the American energy renaissance of the past decade. API President and CEO Jack Gerard discussed these issues and others during a conference call with reporters.


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wyoming  oil-and-gas  emission-reductions  exports  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 27, 2016

Wyoming ranks second among the 50 states in overall energy output, producing 9,362 trillion Btu in 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Only Texas produced more energy.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 26, 2016

The United States is the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas. It has made the U.S. more energy secure, added jobs, lifted the economy and lowered energy costs for American households. The increased use of natural gas – illustrated in Alabama – is the chief reason the U.S. leads the world in reducing energy-related carbon emissions. All are byproducts of the U.S. energy revolution.

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renewable-energy  natural-gas  emission-reductions  vote4energy 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted August 25, 2016

We recently talked about the essential friendship between natural gas and renewables – a point driven home today by the EIA in pointing out that monthly U.S. renewable electricity generation in 2016 has surpassed levels from previous years in every month so far this year. In March and April of this year, nonhydro renewables accounted for more than 10 percent of electricity generation in the U.S.

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vote4energy  public-health  air-quality  emission-reductions  natural-gas  infrastructure 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted August 23, 2016

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) released a new paper discussing the role of natural gas in public health throughout Turkey. The study focused on the relationship between the adoption of natural gas services and the mortality rates of adults and the elderly. Furthermore, the NBER released a study in February that focused on the relationship between the use of natural gas and infant mortality rates in Turkey.

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natural-gas  climate  offshore-energy  virginia  access  emission-reductions 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 17, 2016

Politicians’ issue positions are scribbled in sand, not granite, right? But here’s one that shouldn’t shift one bit – whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, an Independent or whatever: support for domestic natural gas and the hydraulic fracturing that’s producing record volumes of it. Thanks to fracked natural gas the United States leads the world in reducing carbon emissions, we're more energy secure and consumers are benefiting. No issue is more bipartisan than American-made energy – the natural gas and oil that primarily fuel our economy and our modern lifestyles, brought to us all by safe, responsible fracking.

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natural-gas  climate  emission-reductions  renewable-energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 15, 2016

I really like this quote from Chris Mooney’s analysis in the Washington Post last week – the speaker being Italian scientist Elena Verdolini, whose new research basically finds that solar and wind energy need big help from natural gas:

“If you have an electric car, you don’t need a diesel car in your garage sitting there. But in the case of renewables, it’s different, because if you have renewable electricity and that fails, then you need the fast acting gas sitting in your garage, so to speak.”

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natural-gas  fracking  emission-reductions  climate  vote4energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 11, 2016

Thanks to fracking, the United States has reduced CO2 emissions to levels not seen in more than two decades, allowing the U.S. to lead the world in that important climate category – as it leads the world in oil and natural gas production. Around the globe there’s a lot of talk about making climate progress; the United States is actually achieving that progress, and it is doing so without sacrificing jobs, economic growth, energy security or consumer affordability.

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vote4energy  climate  natural-gas  emission-reductions  democrats 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 27, 2016

Thanks largely to increased use of domestic natural gas, U.S. energy-related carbon emissions in 2015 were 12 percent lower than they were in 2005 – even though the economy last year was 15 percent larger than it was a decade before. EIA says the carbon drop is mostly because of changes in the electric power sector, where natural gas has become the leading fuel for generation. EIA reports that CO2 emissions from electricity generation were the lowest since 1993:

The larger point is one we’ve made a lot lately – that while there’s a lot of talk about the need to advance climate goals, the United States already is doing it with a big assist from abundant, affordable domestic natural gas. It’s a model that is working, even as the U.S. develops more energy here at home and as our economy grows.

The U.S. leads the world in reducing carbon emissions, which is a win in anyone’s book.

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climate  emission-reductions  natural-gas  us-energy-security  consumer-products 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 16, 2016

When it comes to making actual progress on climate through the reduction of carbon emissions, basically there are two groups: talkers and doers.

Talkers spend much of their time filibustering on the need to reduce emissions through central government planning – bureaucratic programs, new layers of regulation, onerous pricing mechanisms and more – while criticizing those who don’t rush to embrace Washington climate think.

As for the doers, they’re already reducing emissions. Our industry is part of this second group.

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