The American Petroleum Institute (API) released a new report highlighting concrete ways in which America’s oil and natural gas industry provides safety and environmental benefits to local communities as well as economic prosperity.


“Energy development can enhance communities in countless ways not always recognized,” said API Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer Marty Durbin. “America’s natural gas and oil industry is committed to producing more energy while reducing our footprint and improving the efficiency and safety of our operations and helping local communities where we operate.


“America’s natural gas and oil industry provides the affordable, reliable energy that is the lifeblood of our economy, and we understand that the nation’s prosperity fundamentally relies on our industry’s ability to produce more of these resources in a way that promotes safety, benefits our communities and values environmental stewardship.”


The report is available on API’s website in full and summary documents.


API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry.