The election’s not until next year, but the American Petroleum Institute is already eager to see what presidential hopefuls on both sides of the aisle have to say about the future of oil and gas in the U.S.
With the first debate happening this week, Fox News announced a roster of 10 Republican candidates who will be talking about the issues most important to both themselves and the country- energy among them.
API is interested in what candidates on both sides of the aisle have to say.
Our next president will have many energy-related issues to oversee, API CEO Jack Gerald said, including energy exports and the management of the White House’s emissions-reduction scheme. It’s a big moment for American energy, and API is calling on all candidates to share their ideas and visions on how best to harness the opportunities that have become available.
When a Senate energy committee passed the measure ending the crude-oil domestic export ban last week, it signaled the beginning of a new era for the industry.
Opinions are heated, of course, but those in the energy sector are in agreement that the U.S. economy will be strengthened by the removal of the ban, and that our national security interests overseas will be advanced, too.
Gerald stressed the importance of our next president going into office with his or her eyes wide open to the opportunities ahead instead of stuck in the “stale mindset of ‘70s era scarcity.”
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