Posted April 10, 2013
American Energy has been a positive story these past few years, thanks in large part to big innovations, and big investments made by America's oil and natural gas companies. Thanks to America’s energy revolution, domestic oil production is higher than at any time in the last 20 years, and net imports are at a 20-year low. Meanwhile, natural gas production is at an all-time high, increasing our energy security and lowering emissions. All while the industry is leading the way in job creation during what have been some rough economic times.
The industry is proud to be investing in America’s future, which is why we are puzzled today that the new budget from the White House, again, calls for increased energy taxes that could set back some of the progress we have made.
Posted April 9, 2013
The ad reinforces the main reasons the full Keystone XL project should get the green light from the president:
- Job creation – Approval of the full, 1,179-mile project could put thousands of Americans to work – more than 42,000 average annual U.S. jobs over the project’s construction period, according to a recent State Department analysis. As the president said recently, job-creation and a growing economy should be “true North” for policymakers. The Keystone XL is that true North.
Posted April 3, 2013
BBC’s Laura Trevelyan reports on the divide between New York State and Pennsylvania in the hydraulic fracturing debate. Must watch at 2:19: a fourth generation New York landowner talks about the benefits of fracking – and the consequences of not lifting the moratorium.
Free Enterprise – Abundant U.S. Energy Attracts Foreign Companies
Abundant U.S. energy, courtesy of hydraulic fracturing tapping shale oil and natural gas deposits, is attracting manufacturers from Europe and South America, Sean Hackbarth reports. This will translate into jobs and a “much more competitive U.S.”
Posted April 1, 2013
The president gave a good speech on infrastructure late last week in Miami:
“There are few more important things we can do to create jobs right now and strengthen our economy over the long haul than rebuilding the infrastructure that powers our businesses and our economy. … As President, my top priority is to make sure we are doing everything we can to reignite the true engine of our economic growth – and that is a rising, thriving middle class. A growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs – that’s got to be our true North. That's what has to guide our efforts every single day.”
We agree that job creation and the economic growth that comes with it should be our true North. The Keystone XL pipeline is that true North.
“When it comes to good jobs, no workers were hammered harder by the recession than construction workers. Fortunately, the unemployment rate for construction has been cut nearly in half over the past three years, partly because the housing market is starting to bounce back. But construction still has the highest unemployment rate of any industry. [Good construction jobs] end up giving people good pay and good opportunities to raise their families. Projects like this create a lot of other good jobs, too.”
Posted March 25, 2013
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Posted March 18, 2013
Last Thursday approval of the Keystone XL pipeline came up during the House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing. Here is what Rep. Pelosi had to say, via CSPAN transcript
THEY WERE INTERVIEWING SOMEBODY FROM THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE. AND HE SAID, OH, THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS. THAT'S NOT TRUE. ENERGY IN OUR COUNTRY, YOU KNOW THIS IS ALL FOR EXPORT. SO WHATEVER YOU THINK ABOUT IT, I KNOW I WANT TO SEE WHAT THE REPORT IS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT ON IT AND SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT IT, BUT -- THE OIL IS FOR EXPORT. THERE AREN'T THAT MANY JOBS CONNECTED WITH IT.
Posted March 7, 2013
“By any objective measure the most responsible source (for imported oil) is Canada. … There’s enough oil in the oil sands to meet the U.S. need for imported oil for at least the next 100 years. This could mean, with additional U.S. oil, independence for North America by 2030. What a great thing energy independence would be for both our countries.”
Posted March 7, 2013
America is rich in the oil and natural gas that run our economy and make modern living possible. Industry ingenuity and innovation launched the shale revolution and rewrote the U.S. energy narrative – turning one of scarcity and limited opportunity into one of abundance. Needed are leadership and policies to develop the resources we have, generating transformative job creation and economic growth in the process.ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance talked about these points in a speech at the IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston, focusing on the relationship between the oil and natural gas industry and government – probably the most pivotal relationship in terms of U.S. energy development.
Posted March 7, 2013
offers refiners 24/7 gas cloud monitoring through video produced by hyperspectral imaging cameras. CEO Allison Lami Sawyer says the technology, which detects hydrocarbons at 100 parts per million, is superior to traditional sensors that are prone to repeated alarms and need frequent recalibration. Sawyer says Rebellion’s service will reduce refinery downtime. “It’s the power of an image,” she says.