America continues to make strides toward energy independence, and we’ve got the facts to prove.
In 2013, domestic natural gas production reached a new all-time high of 328 billion cubic feet per day (BCPD), vaulting the U.S. ahead of Russia and Qatar to the top spot globally. Since 2009, U.S. natural gas production has grown an astonishing 20 percent.
Yet from an energy consumption standpoint, natural gas ranks third globally. Overall usage is approximately 24 percent of all primary energy consumed. Meanwhile oil’s share is 33 percent and coal’s share is 30 percent.
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PickensPlan.com – the website dedicated to T. Boone Pickens’ plan to get the United States off OPEC oil – has added a major dimension by including state-based data and reports on activities in the states.
After years of focusing on the Congress and Administration in Washington, Mr. Pickens was one of the first leading thinkers to point out that the real action had switched to state capitals “because Governors and State Legislators can’t hide from their constituents. They have to solve problems, start projects, and compete against the other states for new businesses.”
On PickensPlan.com, readers can click on the Policy link in the navigation menu and choose to read about the Pickens Plan goals for state governments (State Policy Goals); the status of bills in statehouses across the nation (Pickens Patriots); and a summary of the status of natural gas policies, state-by-state (State Policy Synopsis).
Check out this exciting new section on PickensPlan.com as a major addition to your Pickens Plan Army toolkit.
Want to see energy leadership? Then meet me at Governor Tom Corbett’s JOBS1st Summit in Pittsburgh. Tune in for the live webcast, August 25-26.
Pennsylvania isn’t waiting on Washington. Like many other states, it is using its abundant energy resources to attract businesses, develop infrastructure, and fund programs that end our dangerous dependence on OPEC oil. No wonder Pennsylvania has added 175,000 private sector jobs and reduced its unemployment rate to 5.7 percent, well below the national average. The reason is a simple one: Pennsylvania has a plan – an energy plan – and it’s working.
It’s time all states followed Pennsylvania’s lead.