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Natural gas and oil supply about two-thirds of the energy Americans use today. According to government estimates, they’ll account for about ____ percent of U.S. energy use in 2050.

68%. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that abundant, energy-rich, portable natural gas and oil will continue to be the leading source of energy for the United States at mid-century.

In the last decade, CO2 emissions from power generation have decreased ___ thanks to the abundance of American natural gas and its use across our economy.

25%. Growing use of natural gas as a fuel for electricity generation has helped lower emissions of CO2 from power generation 25 percent. By 2030, these emissions could drop nearly 30 percent from 2007 levels, primarily as a result of continued fuel switching to natural gas for generating power.

The natural gas and oil industry supports ____ million jobs.

10.3. That’s a half million more jobs than industry supported in 2011, and our long supply chain reaches all 50 states. Women and minorities are projected to account for hundreds of thousands of new job opportunities by 2035. Millennials are expected to make up 41 percent of industry’s workforce by 2025, up from 34 percent.

Since 1924, API has developed more than ____ standards covering all segments of the industry, each of them working in some way to enhance safety.

700. API was founded as a standard setting organization in 1919. A rigorous process collects relevant expertise, scientific data and a range of viewpoints to compose standards that are cited in thousands of regulations around the world.

Natural gas and oil industry spending to improve the environmental performance of its operations, facilities and products, including investments in new technologies, was $____ between 1990 and 2017.

$356 billion. That amounts to $1,088 for every man, woman and child in the U.S. to improve the environmental performance of operations, facilities and products.

Cars today run ____ percent cleaner than cars produced in 1970.

99%. U.S. air pollutants have decreased 73 percent since 1970, even as vehicle miles traveled increased 189 percent and the economy grew 262 percent.