Energy To Keep America MovingÖ
At the center of America's oil and natural gas industry are the hundreds of thousands of hard-working men and women who work to safely refine, transport and market the petroleum products that keep America moving.Read More
About Those Tax Breaks for Big Oil ...
President Obama has been telling America for months that special tax breaks for the oil and gas industry must come to an end. The presidential demand always prompts puzzled gazes among tax and energy-industry experts, who ask: What special tax breaks?Read More
Gas Prices Up 9 Cents a Gallon
A new rule introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could raise gas prices at the pump by anywhere from a penny to 9 cents a gallon while cutting back on automobile emissions.Read More
State Gasoline Tax Reports
Motor fuel tax information for all 50 states detailing changes and calculating a nationwide average. The nationwide average tax on gasoline is 48.8 cpg, down .5 cpg from the October 2012 study. The federal tax on gasoline is 18.4 cpg. The average state excise tax is 21.0.Read More
Why I Donít Ride a Unicorn to Work
It isnít because itís too far to work. Nor is it because of the rain & I might get wet. It isnít because the powerful automobile lobby has convinced me that driving a car to work is a better option for me. No, itís a bit more fundamental than that. I donít ride a unicorn to work because...Read More
A Strong Domestic Refining Industry
More than 50 companies own and operate 148 refineries in the U.S. but excessive U.S. regulation could threaten the ability of some refineries to continue operating domestically, and could result in substantial losses in employment and tax revenue.Read More
Oil & Gas Impact on US Economy
Total labor employment income was $580 billion in 2011, or 6.1 percent of total US labor income. Total value added generated by the industry was $1.1 trillion, or 7.3 percent of US gross domestic product.Read More
Writing Letters to the Editor and Op-Eds
While writing to your elected official about an issue, or calling their office can be an effective way of communicating your position, there are other ways to develop support for your issue. One way is to send a message for the “letters to the editor” section of your local newspaper. Another way is to write an article for the newspaper’s opinion page, called an “op-ed.' Op-eds typically appear on the page facing the newspaper’s own editorials.
Your letter should be considered a conversation not only with fellow readers, but with the newspaper itself. Don’t write a letter out of the blue on a topic that is unfamiliar to the masses. Your letter should be in response to an article or editorial, and your letter should mention this specifically (makes job of 'editing' and fact-checking your letter easier, and thus more likely to get published.)
These guidelines are not meant to be viewed as universal, because all papers have different rules, but they are good protocols to keep in mind.
Oil & Natural gas: Supporting the Economy While Paying Our FAIR SHARE
API, April 23, 2013
The oil and natural gas industry supports America like no other industry.Read More