The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Digital Resources

Waxman-Markey Bill: California State Fact Sheet

The people of California will be hurt by the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill. The climate change bill under consideration by Congress ignores the impacts on everyone who uses or produces petroleum fuels like gasoline, diesel and natural gas. So it will hit both households and businesses hard – everyone who uses cars, trucks, planes, trains, and tractors or the thousands of products produced or transported using these fuels. It will create an uneven playing field for U.S. refiners who will lose market share and jobs to foreign competitors who do not have to limit their own greenhouse gas emissions.

Waxman-Markey Bill: Arkansas State Fact Sheet

The people of Arkansas will be hurt by the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill. The climate change bill under consideration by Congress ignores the impacts on everyone who uses or produces petroleum fuels like gasoline, diesel and natural gas. So it will hit both households and businesses hard – everyone who uses cars, trucks, planes, trains, and tractors or the thousands of products produced or transported using these fuels. It will create an uneven playing field for U.S. refiners who will lose market share and jobs to foreign competitors who do not have to limit their own greenhouse gas emissions.

Waxman-Markey Bill: Arizona State Fact Sheet

The people of Arizona will be hurt by the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill. The climate change bill under consideration by Congress ignores the impacts on everyone who uses or produces petroleum fuels like gasoline, diesel and natural gas. So it will hit both households and businesses hard – everyone who uses cars, trucks, planes, trains, and tractors or the thousands of products produced or transported using these fuels. It will create an uneven playing field for U.S. refiners who will lose market share and jobs to foreign competitors who do not have to limit their own greenhouse gas emissions.

Waxman-Markey Bill: Alaska State Fact Sheet

The people of Alaska will be hurt by the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill. The climate change bill under consideration by Congress ignores the impacts on everyone who uses or produces petroleum fuels like gasoline, diesel and natural gas. So it will hit both households and businesses hard – everyone who uses cars, trucks, planes, trains, and tractors or the thousands of products produced or transported using these fuels. It will create an uneven playing field for U.S. refiners who will lose market share and jobs to foreign competitors who do not have to limit their own greenhouse gas emissions.

Waxman-Markey Bill: Alabama State Fact Sheet

The people of Alabama will be hurt by the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill. The climate change bill under consideration by Congress ignores the impacts on everyone who uses or produces petroleum fuels like gasoline, diesel and natural gas. So it will hit both households and businesses hard – everyone who uses cars, trucks, planes, trains, and tractors or the thousands of products produced or transported using these fuels. It will create an uneven playing field for U.S. refiners who will lose market share and jobs to foreign competitors who do not have to limit their own greenhouse gas emissions.

Oil Exploration Technology

http://www.EnergyTomorrow.org Rod Nelson, vice president of innovation and collaboration for Schlumberger, recently discussed oil and natural gas technology at the University of Wisconsin Energy Institute. Advances in oil exploration technology are allowing the energy industry to find resources in a way that is non-invasive and more environmentally compatible than ever. For more information on the oil & natural gas industry, visit http://www.EnergyTomorrow.org.

Newsweek Executive Forum on Energy Policy- 3.24.09

On Tuesday, March 24, 2009, Newsweek and API co-presented a panel discussion titled “Energy Policy Perspectives for a New Congress and Administration” on Capitol Hill. The panel featured API President and CEO Jack Gerard, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) and Newsweek senior editor and columnist Jonathan Alter. Moderated by Newsweek Editor-at-large Evan Thomas, the panel discussed energy policy as it relates to taxes, economic growth and national security.

Holiday Energy Saving Tips Fact Sheet (in black and white)

Energy demand in the United States typically increases during the holiday season. Just think of every holiday celebration you attend—ovens and other kitchen appliances working overtime, not to mention dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers. And that’s just inside the house. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are the most heavily traveled of the year—that's a lot of energy use. The U.S. government predicts that traditional sources of energy—coal, oil and natural gas—will continue to meet the majority of our energy needs well into the future. While practicing and conservation are not the whole answer to meeting growing energy demand, it is part of it.

A Fresh Perspective on Energy: How Our Lifestyles Drive Demand..and What We Can Do About It

As the national conversation around energy intensifies, Americans must broaden their understanding of the factors behind rising energy demand. Instead of viewing the increasingly global race for energy as a crisis, we should recognize it as a measure of progress. We rely on plentiful supplies of energy to fuel our prosperity and our high standard of living. More than just fueling our cars, we depend on energy daily to heat and cool our bigger homes, power our hi-definition televisions and charge our laptops and cell phones, just two of the many electronic gadgets we own. These trends are even more dramatic in other parts of the world as China, India and other developing nations strive to improve their standards of living. These trends, in concert with global economic and population growth, demonstrate that we will need an increasing amount of energy in the decades ahead. To meet this demand, America needs a long-term, realistic energy policy now.

America's Energy Savers

The greatest “new” energy source available to use is the reduced demand brought about by greater energy efficiency and conservation. Significant progress has been made in the past and more is expected in the future. We use about half as much energy today for every dollar of Gross Domestic Product as we did back in 1980. Looking forward, our nation must take energy efficiency more seriously. Our industry is doing its part. Through such technologies as combined heat and power, also known as cogeneration—the re-use of excess heat from refinery processes to produce additional energy—refiners are becoming more efficient, reducing both energy use and emissions. The oil and natural gas industry has pledged to improve energy efficiency by 10 percent at refineries between 2002 and 2012, and we are making progress in meeting that goal. In fact, in 2006 alone, U.S. refiners saved the energy equivalent of taking 528,000 cars off the road.