Some 15 or 20 years ago, there were very few people who could have imagined that the U.S. would again lead the world in the production of natural gas and oil. And even fewer who would have thought that we could reduce carbon emissions faster than any other nation. Today, we are doing both.
The natural gas and oil industry support the jobs of more than 10 million American workers, and reports project an additional 1.9 million job opportunities in America’s natural gas and oil and petrochemicals industries by 2035 – nearly 40 percent of which will be held by African-American and Hispanic workers.
The natural gas and oil industry
The American energy revolution is changing life for the better. Stable, affordable energy brings economic stability and cleaner air. It is reviving American manufacturing, and restoring jobs we used to hear
Advanced technologies, best practices
These benefits are tangible – like newly paved roads, upgraded school buildings
Saves Americans money
Affordable domestic energy also generates cost savings – savings that can be invested in businesses and jobs. By 2040, natural gas alone will save consumers across the country an estimated $100 billion, or $655 per household, from the increased use of the abundant, affordable fuel throughout our economy – from manufacturing to electricity generation.
Over the course of the past decade, the nation’s natural gas and oil industry
With the right policies, U.S. energy development can continue to fuel the economy – and our communities – for decades to come.
Elia Quintana is director of stakeholder relations for the American Petroleum Institute. Click on this commentary at www.daytonatimes.com to write your own response.