Check out today's Vote 4 Energy event, "Energy and the Economy," beginning at 9 a.m., here.

Discussion will center on energy's role in job creation, economic growth and its importance as an election-year issue. A new IHS Global study on America's vast reserves of unconventional oil and natural gas, which projects $5.1 trillion in cumulative capital spending by industry and 3.5 million jobs supported by 2035, will also be discussed.

The event is hosted by API.