Posted June 3, 2016
As social media really wants you to know, today is National Doughnut Day, so whether you spell it long or go with donut for short, here are an "energy dozen" to take in while enjoying your tasty treat.
Let’s start with the energy we use every day:
As you can see we are an all-of-the-above energy nation, and will continue to be for years to come.
The good news is we are producing more of that energy right here at home, with non-Canadian crude oil imports falling from 55% a decade ago:
Which has, in less than a decade, made the U.S. the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas.
Way more often than not, oil produced in the U.S. is moved by pipelines.
Which is good news because:
Even better news is that we don’t have to choose between energy and the environment. Oil and natural gas companies are leading investors in emissions reducing technologies.
Including steady improvement in reducing methane emissions.
The increased availability of low-cost natural gas has led to a shift in our electrical power supply.
And -- let’s make this a baker’s dozen -- continue to reduce our emissions from energy.
We’ll call that last one an éclair.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.