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API releases statement regarding Pennsylvania-produced natural gas

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American Petroleum Institute Pennsylvania (API PA)'s Executive Director, Stephanie Catarino Wissman, released the following statement for Earth Day on 22 April 2022:

“No other nation has cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions more than the US since 2000, thanks in part to the shift to cleaner natural gas as a source of electricity generation and Pennsylvania’s abundant supply of shale gas. Our industry is investing and prioritising breakthrough technologies with initiatives like The Environmental Partnership to provide cleaner, reliable and affordable energy around the world. American energy leadership not only can help provide stability and security but also further global environmental progress.”

As the second-top producer of natural gas in the nation, Pennsylvania energy is transforming the country and the world in the following ways:

  • In 2019, federal estimates show that natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus and Utica Shale has been shipped out to 20 different countries.
  • By exporting cleaner natural gas – in the form of LNG – the dual challenge of powering a growing population while lowering greenhouse gas emissions can be met.
  • Average methane intensity declined by nearly 60% across key US producing regions, including Appalachia, between 2011 and 2020, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Information Administration data.

API PA is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s natural gas and oil industry supporting more than 11 million US jobs, and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. Its nearly 600 members produce, process and distribute the majority of the nation’s energy, and participate in API Energy Excellence®, which is accelerating environmental and safety progress by fostering new technologies and transparent reporting. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organisation and has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.

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