Investments and innovations from the natural gas and oil industry have helped make America’s energy more efficient and air quality cleaner. U.S. refiners are constantly upgrading their operations to produce ever-cleaner fuels and meet the needs of the American consumer – between 1990 and 2014, spending over $160 billion on producing cleaner-burning fuels. *

From 2000 to 2014 the natural gas and oil industry invested $89.9 billion in emission-reducing technologies – nearly as much as the rest of U.S. based private industries combined. *

$13 Billion
Electric Utility
$37.1 Billion
$38.2 Billion
Natural Gas & Oil industry
$89.9 Billion

Gasoline is cleaner than ever before. Engines run more efficiently, and since 1980, emissions of the six principal air pollutants have dropped by ___. *

63%. Ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and lead are all down significantly with help from cleaner-burning fuels.

Through investment and innovation, we keep raising production while helping improve air quality. As the U.S. EPA notes, air quality is improving even as the U.S. economy grows, Americans drive more miles and population and energy use increase. *