Energy Solutions are Made in America
Natural gas and oil will remain essential to the global energy mix for the next two decades, accounting for nearly one-half of the world’s energy consumption through 2040, per expert projections. As we prepare for long-term demand growth, the U.S. is well-positioned to maintain our energy leadership and produce the affordable, reliable fuels that will power the future.
We need policy proposals – in Washington and in state capitols across the U.S. – that advance our hard-fought energy progress. Join Energy Citizens to support America’s natural gas and oil industry and keep U.S. energy competitive!
Economic Growth and Energy Security
The industry accounts for nearly 8% of the U.S. GDP – contributing nearly $1.7 trillion – and for every direct job in the natural gas and oil sector, the industry supported an additional 3.5 jobs elsewhere in the economy in 2019. (PwC Report)
Additionally, our energy abundance serves as a geopolitical asset. America’s homegrown natural resources reduce our dependence on foreign oil, strengthening national security and insulating the U.S. from global market disruptions.
Industry-Driven Climate Solutions
Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges of our era, and the natural gas and oil industry is laser-focused on accelerating emissions reductions, while delivering the energy to enable our modern lives. Through industry-led initiatives and the development of innovative technologies, like carbon capture, utilization and storage, energy operators are pioneering cost-effective solutions for achieving a lower-carbon future.
America at Risk: Energy Policymaking
Today, short-sighted policymaking threatens our economic growth, energy security and climate solutions. The current pause on federal natural gas and oil leasing – which is effectively an “import more oil” policy – undermines our advantage as the world’s leading natural gas and oil producer, and industry-specific tax increases could hamper investment in energy development and critical infrastructure.