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Maryland voters get it

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

According to a new poll the Maryland Petroleum Council (MPC) is releasing, strong bipartisan majorities of registered Maryland voters support increased investment in energy infrastructure, including the proposed LNG export terminal at Cove Point.

Maryland voters also expressed strong support for exports of natural gas from the export terminal: 74% agreed that exporting natural gas helps to create US jobs, and 77 agreed that exporting natural gas from facilities such as Cove Point is good for the state’s economy.

Drew Cobbs, executive director of MPC, commented: “This poll shows strong majorities of Maryland voters support more domestic oil and natural gas development, regardless of party affiliation.

“Maryland voters get it; America’s economic future, the availability of affordable and reliable energy, depends on energy policies created today.

“The Cove Point terminal represents one of Maryland’s best opportunities to participate in the energy revolution, create thousands of jobs, and generate million in state revenue. America is now the world’s leading producer of natural gas, and Maryland voters want to be part of this opportunity to strengthen America’s position on the international stage”, Cobbs added.

The state-wide telephone poll, conducted for the American Petroleum Institute (API) by Harris Poll among 602 registered Maryland voters also found that:

  • 91% of registered voters agree that increased development of the country’s energy infrastructure would help create jobs in the US.
  • 88% think increased production of domestic oil and gas resources could help stimulate the economy.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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