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
Communicating with Your Legislator
An effective way to communicate your concerns with your legislator is by writing a letter. Phone calls are the quickest method of communication, but unless your legislator is available to speak with you, your concerns will be relayed to him or her through a staff member. In this way, neither your message nor your personal touch reaches your legislator directly.
Writing a letter is simple and is, in fact, the most popular method of reaching a member of Congress. When drafting a letter, please bear in mind these few basic suggestions:
Be Direct: State the purpose of writing your legislator in the first paragraph of the letter.
Be Accurate: If your letter concerns a specific piece of legislation, identify it as such, e.g., House bill: H.R. (number), Senate bill: S. (number). The Library of Congress provides a website that will assist you in researching a House or Senate bill number. Please visit the Library of Congress at http://thomas.loc.gov/.
Be Concise: Keep the letter to one page, if possible.
Be Efficient: E-mailing or faxing your letter, as opposed to mailing it, is highly recommended. Mail typically takes four to six weeks to reach your legislator's desk. Legislators' fax numbers, e-mail addresses (if available) and other write your legislator tools can be obtained by using the Your Elected Officials page on this website.
Addressing your Letters:
The Honorable (Name)
Dear Senator (Name)
You can direct postal correspondence to your Representative as follows:
The Honorable (Name)
Dear Representative (Name)
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