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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 25, 2017

“Star Wars” is more than entertainment and pop culture. I’d argue that the film helped hold Americans’ interest in space exploration at a time when NASA needed little bump. It offered an important, if fanciful, vision of the possibilities of space – bridging the interlude between the United States’ last manned lunar landing in December 1972 and its first space shuttle launch in April 1981. Now, let’s loop the discussion back to energy, because energy makes space flight (real and imagined) possible.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 24, 2017

Summer is nearly upon us. Soon the kids will be out of school, and families across the USA will start packing up and heading out on vacation.

Millions will make their way to Florida – for the magical world of Disney or one of the state’s many other theme and water parks. From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios to the Star Wars-themed adventures at LEGOLAND, families can find activities to make everyone happy in the Sunshine State.

Energy will get them there – and it will give them the opportunity for the best vacation ever. Because that’s what natural gas and oil, America’s leading energy sources, do: They make things possible, and they make them better. Like vacations.

Certainly, Florida’s role as the nation’s leading theme-park destination has reached prominence in the 45 years since Disney World opened in Orlando. There, children (and adults) are immersed in an imaginary world the moment they arrive – from Mickey Mouse merchandise in the airport terminal to classic cartoons playing on the Magical Express bus. Behind the fairy dust, a lot of energy is making Disney dreams come true.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 22, 2017

Summer – like every other season of the year – also is about energy. Natural gas and oil are integrally involved in making our summers cooler, more accessible, safer and better in ways too numerous to count. But we can start with 50. This week we will launch a series of posts – “America’s Summer of Energy” – that shows how energy brings us summer, through the lens of the 50 states.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 15, 2017

Since its launch in February, API’s Power Past Impossible communications campaign has highlighted the many ways natural gas and oil play important roles in our every-day lives. Sure, they fuel our vehicles – everyone knows that. But they’re also involved in things that aren’t so apparent, ranging from space exploration to fashion and art. A new motion picture, "Lowriders," illustrates.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 15, 2017

The point is oil and gas are much, much more than just fuels. We agree with UCS: Many Americans only think of combustion when they think of natural gas and oil. Thus, the Super Bowl ad – to help Americans see that countless products linked to oil and gas make modern living easier, healthier, more efficient and, well, modern. 

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 8, 2017

API’s first-ever Super Bowl ad, announcing the launch of our new “Power Past Impossible” communications campaign, had a few folks online questioning the ad’s connection between oil and space exploration – questions we’ll show are off-base later in this post.

Confusion by some about oil and space flight actually points to the main thrust of the ad and the campaign: Natural gas and oil are much, much more than just fuels. Oil and gas are all around us – in paint, makeup, the components in bionic parts, life-saving medical technology, clean fuels, space suits and … rockets. When you start thinking about it, the list is virtually endless.

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