Houston, Texas, USA, June 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ahead of the President’s trip to the Middle East next month, the EnerGeo Alliance today joined 28 energy associations in urging President Biden and his cabinet to visit major U.S. energy facilities — from generation to distribution to refining and innovation hubs — as geopolitical volatility and energy costs continue to rise. In a letter to President Biden and top administration officials, the organizations — which represent more than 11 million skilled American workers keeping the lights on and the fuels flowing — urged the administration to recognize national energy resources as a strategic asset to the national and economic security of the United States and highlighted America’s vast reserves of natural gas and oil that can help meet the growing demand for reliable power.
“Before boarding Air Force One for the Middle East, we hope you’ll consider taking another look at made-in-America energy,” the letter reads. “We would be honored to show you how our industry is involved in every step of the energy process, from fuel pumps to infrastructure delivering critical products to production areas across our vast country.”
In the letter, the signatories invite President Biden to visit energy-producing regions across the country, including the Marcellus in Pennsylvania, the Permian in Texas, the Gulf of Mexico and the Bakken in North Dakota that support million well-paying American jobs, working to reduce our environmental footprint, drive economic growth, and fund conservation in nearly every US county.
“Your trip to Saudi Arabia next month is important on many of these fronts, including boosting global energy supplies. Yet American energy solutions are beneath our feet, and we urge you to reconsider the immense potential of American resources. in oil and natural gas – which are the envy of the world – for the benefit of American families, the American economy and our national security,” the letter concludes.
Signatories to the letter include:
• American Petroleum Institute
• Alaska Oil and Gas Association
• American Exploration and Production Board
• US fuel and petrochemical manufacturers
• Oil Pipeline Association
• Colonial Pipeline Company
• Colorado Oil and Gas Association
• Consumer Alliance for Energy
• EnerGeo Alliance
• Workforce and Energy Technology Council
• Independent Petroleum Association of America
• Independent Oil and Gas Association of Kansas
• Oil and Gas Association of Kentucky
• Louisiana Mid-Mainland Oil and Gas Association
• Marcellus Shale Coalition
• New Mexico Business Coalition
• New Mexico Oil and Gas Association
• North Dakota Petroleum Board
• Oklahoma Petroleum Alliance
• Wyoming Petroleum Association
• Permian Basin Petroleum Association
• Association of Independent Producers and Royalty Holders of Texas
• Texas Oil and Gas Association
• Utah Petroleum Association
• American Oil and Gas Association
• Western Energy Alliance
• Western States Petroleum Association
Click HERE to see the letter.
Earlier this week, World Oil published an op-ed by EnerGeo Chairman Nikki Martin calling on President Biden and the administration to immediately release the months-long backlog of geoscience permits in the Gulf of Mexico that “hampers the development and the production of good offshore assets”. and can help increase and ensure stable production to reduce energy costs.
About the EnerGeo Alliance
Founded in 1971, the EnerGeo Alliance is a global trade association for the energy geoscience industry, the intersection where earth science and energy meet. The EnerGeo Alliance and its member companies span more than 50 countries and together unite to lead the way in the discovery, development and safe delivery of primary energy sources, alternative energies and low-carbon energy solutions that meet the growing needs of our world. .