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consumers  renewable-fuel-standard  ethanol  e1534  blend-wall 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 18, 2016

The Renewable Fuel Standard, created a decade ago to strengthen U.S. energy security and benefit American consumers, is doing neither. The RFS is broken and should be repealed or significantly reformed – with the interests of consumers the top priority. That’s the message API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola delivered during a conversation with a group of energy reporters this week.

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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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carbon-emissions  climate  economic-growth  electricity  energy  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 13, 2016

A couple of charts and a great-news story for the United States in terms of its carbon dioxide emissions.

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alaska  oil-and-natural-gas  arctic  beaufort-sea  chukchi-sea  pipelines 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 12, 2016

Last week’s discovery of 6 billion barrels of oil in Alaska’s Smith Bay, which would increase the state’s reserves 80 percent, underscores the need for the United States to continue safe development of its Arctic resources.

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oil-and-natural-gas  us-energy-security  emission-reductions  climate  environmental-impact  president-obama 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 11, 2016

Our ears perked up near the end of  when coal utility employee and instant celebrity Ken Bone asked Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump how their respective energy policies would meet the country’s energy needs while also protecting the environment and minimizing negative impacts on key job sectors. While political conversations generate their fair share of fact-checking, let’s do a little fact-setting.

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natural-gas  hydraulic-fracturing  emission-reductions  carbon-dioxide  methane 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 7, 2016

The market approach works. What’s more, the energy development underlying that approach is recording lower methane emissions. New data released by EPA shows that methane emissions from oil and natural gas production fell in 2015, marking the fourth straight year of declines and documenting industry efforts to reduce them.

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pipelines  infrastructure  labor-unions  south-dakota  economic-benefits 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 5, 2016

Our country has significant infrastructure needs. Here, the focus is on energy, but America’s roads, bridges, airports, ports and more all need attention, too. All of them – energy and otherwise – also need government approval processes that are fair and efficient so that important infrastructure projects can be built in a timely manner. 

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idaho  oil-and-natural-gas  infrastructure  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 5, 2016

Idaho illustrates once again the all-of-the-above nature of American energy. The U.S. is the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas, and oil and gas anchor the energy needs of the national economy and state economies. At the same time, other energy sources are important contributors in the daily effort to supply Americans with the power and fuels they need.


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president-obama  natural-gas  climate  emission-reductions 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 4, 2016

Interesting remarks from President Obama during the “South By South Lawn” event at the White House this week – with the president basically saying that the abundance and affordability of domestic natural gas is key to America’s energy present and future, even as he gave a nod to natural gas’ ongoing role in reducing U.S. carbon emissions. 

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utah  oil-and-natural-gas  kerogen  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 4, 2016

Like a number of states, Utah’s oil production has seen significant growth recently, doubling over the past decade while tying an all-time high in 2014. The state’s marketed natural gas production has grown about 60 percent since 2002. Meanwhile, the state also is home to vast deposits of oil shale – kerogen-rich rock that releases oil when heated – that could be the largest in the world.

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