POWER PAST IMPOSSIBLE
Powering past impossible – that’s what natural gas and oil help Americans do every day. They are the leading fuels for our modern economy, and they furnish the molecular building blocks for products that Americans use throughout their day – from smartphones to fabrics to lifesaving pharmaceuticals. They’re also essential to technologies and innovations that help solve some of society’s greatest challenges. Today’s natural gas and oil industry is smart, high-tech and is essential to an advancing society.
More than 10.3 million Americans go to work each day at jobs supported by natural gas and oil. These include men and women who work directly for the industry and people who work indirectly for industry in its long, 50-state supply chain. It also includes induced jobs, which depend in some way on the spending of industry and its employees – everything from grocery stores to clothing retailers to pharmacies and more.
That’s because energy is critical to meeting challenges, both here at home and across the globe. Energy is the difference maker, the power for learning, computing and inventing. It’s an essential element to lift entire societies from poverty. Energy lights homes and fuels clean cooking facilities. Products made from natural gas and oil enhance the health of entire communities. Energy-rich and versatile, natural gas and oil make our lives better. They make us safer and healthier. They provide pathways to a brighter future.
In fact, we’re already working on it. Our innovations in cleaner fuels, emissions-control technologies and investments in renewable energy have helped further America’s environmental progress. Criteria air pollutants have fallen dramatically over the past four decades and CO2 emissions from electricity generation are at 25-year lows. All while Americans have saved an average $1,337 on their energy bills, thanks to the renaissance in U.S. natural gas and oil production and refining. We’re fueling the economy while getting more efficient every day, because it’s on us to realize America’s untapped potential.
We are America’s natural gas and oil industry. We Power Past Impossible.