The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

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Energy and Economic Impacts of a Proposed Windfall Profits Tax on Oil Producers and U.S. Pr

The imposition of new taxes on the oil and natural gas industry likely could kill hundreds of thousands of jobs, slow economic growth and make Americans more dependent on foreign sources of energy, according to the CRA International study, commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute. The study underscores how ill-advised tax policy would likely result in less domestic oil and natural gas production – which would likely undermine both the nation’s economic and energy security. While there is no specific windfall profits tax proposal being considered by the Congress, the CRA analysis focuses on the windfall profits tax to illustrate that a similar tax or combination of taxes could have negative consequences for the U.S. economy.

The Distribution of Ownership of U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Companies

If you’re wondering who owns “Big Oil,” chances are good the answer is “you do.” If you have a mutual fund account, and 55 million U.S. households do, there’s a good chance it invests in oil and natural gas stocks. If you have an IRA or personal retirement account, and 45 million U.S households do, there’s a good chance it invests in energy stocks. It’s a common misperception that oil executives are the only benefactors of industry success. Instead, the bulk of ‘Big Oil’ benefactors are hardworking men and women across America who boost their retirement portfolios through oil and natural gas stock. In fact, only 1.5 percent of company shares are owned by industry executives. The rest are owned by mutual fund investors, or those planning for retirement with pension and IRA funds.

Energy IQ, Day 5: Who Invests in Renewables?

http://www.EnergyTomorrow.com/EnergyIQ On the streets of Washington, D.C., Americans energy knowledge is put to the test with questions from APIs third annual Energy IQ survey. In this video, people are asked, From 2000 to 2007, U.S. oil and natural gas companies invested how many billions of dollars on emerging energy technologies in North America (such as biomass, wind, solar, alternative fuel vehicles, gas-to-liquids and oil shale)? Watch to see how they answer.

Energy IQ, Day 4: Who Owns Big Oil?

http://www.EnergyTomorrow.com/EnergyIQ On the streets of Washington, D.C., Americans energy knowledge is put to the test with questions from APIs third annual Energy IQ survey. In this video, people are asked, What percent of U.S. oil companies stocks are owned by corporate management? Watch to see how they answer.

Canadian Oil Sands Primer

The vast resources of the Canadian oil sands will play a crucial role in enhancing our nation's energy security, serving as a bridge to a future economy increasingly powered by new energy sources.

Measuring the Economic and Energy Impacts of Proposals to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing (Ta

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has engaged IHS Global Insight to perform an independent study to determine the potential impact on future hydrocarbon production and on U.S. economic performance of proposed policy changes pertaining to hydraulic stimulation or fracturing of oil and gas wells. The study was prepared by IHS Global Insight using its own data, information and analysis. IHS Inc., IHS Global Insight's parent company, holds an extensive well and production database that provided the basis for assessing national and state-level oil and gas production under different scenarios. IHS Global Insight prepared the economic assessment using its U.S. Macroeconomic and state economic models.

Energy IQ, Day 3: Fueling Our Nation's Economy

http://www.EnergyTomorrow.com/EnergyIQ On the streets of Washington, D.C., Americans' energy knowledge is put to the test with questions from APIs third annual Energy IQ survey. In this video, people are asked, How much do oil companies pay in income taxes as a share of their income? Watch to see how they answer.

Energy IQ, Day 2: Where Does our Energy Come From?

http://www.EnergyTomorrow.com/EnergyIQ On the streets of Washington, D.C., Americans energy knowledge is put to the test with questions from APIs third annual Energy IQ survey. In this video, people are asked, In 2008, which foreign country was the largest U.S. supplier of imported oil? Watch to see how they answer.

2009 Energy IQ (Questions Only)

The third annual Energy IQ survey, conducted for the American Petroleum Institute (API) by Harris Interactive®, comes as a new administration and Congress are pursuing energy and climate policies that will determine America’s economic competitiveness for years to come. In comparing the new results to surveys from previous years, Harris found that Americans are more aware of how current policies limit domestic oil and natural gas production, but they also continue to subscribe to common, yet critical, misperceptions about how the industry operates and the energy we’ll need in the future. The survey also found that other misconceptions exist about U.S. oil company stock ownership and industry investment in alternative fuels. For more information, read the full Energy IQ survey and test your energy knowledge.

2009 Energy IQ (Questions and Answers)

The third annual Energy IQ survey, conducted for the American Petroleum Institute (API) by Harris Interactive®, comes as a new administration and Congress are pursuing energy and climate policies that will determine America’s economic competitiveness for years to come. In comparing the new results to surveys from previous years, Harris found that Americans are more aware of how current policies limit domestic oil and natural gas production, but they also continue to subscribe to common, yet critical, misperceptions about how the industry operates and the energy we’ll need in the future. The survey also found that other misconceptions exist about U.S. oil company stock ownership and industry investment in alternative fuels. For more information, read the full Energy IQ survey and test your energy knowledge.