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Statement on House Republicans’ Energy Strategy

Energy Workforce & Technology Council released the following statement by CEO Leslie Beyer in response to House Republicans’ six-part energy strategy.

“We applaud the House Energy, Climate and Conservation task force for bringing the focus back to an ’emissions reduction’ strategy as opposed to current Administration efforts at removing secure energy options from the table. It is imperative for our energy security, national security, economic security, and even food security, that we maximize all domestic energy resources, including oil and gas. This will ensure more stable energy pricing for all Americans, but also supports our strategic allies and developing economies that are dealing with increasing energy demand.” … READ MORE


Statement on DOI Offshore Lease Plans, FERC’s Approval of Natural Gas Projects

Leslie Beyer, CEO, Energy Workforce & Technology Council released the following statements on actions taken by the Biden Administration.

“Today’s announcement by the Department of Interior regarding the release of a proposed offshore lease plan by June 30, when a final five-year plan was due on that date, is another example of the Administration falling far short of the actions needed to boost domestic energy production to adequately supply the United States and our allies.” … READ MORE


Biden Administration Plans for Limited Lease Sales on Federal Lands, Restore Stricter Reviews Under NEPA

Energy Workforce & Technology Council CEO Leslie Beyer issued the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s plan to restart limited lease sales on federal lands, while at the same time raising royalty fees paid by oil and gas producers, and on its decision to restore stricter reviews under NEPA. :

“Recently, the Administration has been encouraging increased energy production while taking actions that are counter to its goals. While we welcome any lifting of the moratorium on lease sales on federal lands by the administration, this action is a small step and won’t do anything to significantly increase American energy security or immediately reduce energy costs for the consumer.” … READ MORE


President Biden’s Call for More U.S. LNG Exports to Europe

Energy Workforce & Technology Council CEO Leslie Beyer issued the following statement on the joint statement released by the White House and European Commission to send more LNG exports to Europe:

“We welcome the call for more exports of LNG to Europe and for increased domestic production. Our industry is ready to help fill the gap as the world continues to shun Russian oil and gas. ” … READ MORE


Russian Oil Import Ban

Energy Workforce & Technology Council CEO Leslie Beyer issued the following statement following an announcement from the White House to ban imports of Russian crude oil and refined products into the United States.

“Our industry supports the Administration’s continued sanctioning of Russia, including the most recent ban on imports of Russian oil. The industry had already made great progress in cutting off and reducing its participation in the energy industry in Russia. President Putin’s unprovoked, unilateral attack on Ukraine brings to the forefront the need to maximize U.S. domestic energy resources.” … READ MORE


Ukraine Crisis

Energy Workforce & Technology Council released the following statement regarding the current crisis in Ukraine

“Russian President Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine brings to the forefront the need to maximize U.S. domestic energy resources and not be beholden to President Putin and other world tyrants that disrupt and destabilize global energy markets,” said Energy Workforce CEO Leslie Beyer … READ MORE


EU Energy Supply

Energy Workforce & Technology Council released the following statement regarding the EU report on reliance on Russian energy.

“The U.S. energy sector possesses the technology and expertise to assist the Europeans and expand their energy mix. Technologies like CCUS and geothermal are being rapidly improved and perfected by U.S. energy service companies,” said Energy Workforce CEO Lesley Beyer … READ MORE


Release of Oil from the SPR

Energy Workforce & Technology Council released the following statement regarding President Biden’s decision to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve:

“We appreciate the Biden Administration recognizing that rising fuel prices are a significant threat to the U.S. economy, however a release from the SPR will only be a short-term fix,” said Energy Workforce CEO Leslie Beyer…. READ MORE


Increased Energy Prices

Energy Workforce and Technology Council CEO Leslie Beyer released the following statement regarding recent reports about increasing energy prices:

“The U.S. is witnessing unprecedented hikes in energy prices, which could continue into the foreseeable future unless the Biden Administration realizes that hindering domestic energy production only exacerbates the problem and is counter to stated environmental goals.  In order to lower prices and ensure that America has ample energy supplies, we must allow the men and women of our industry to produce energy in a safer, cleaner and more secure way than anywhere else.” … READ MORE

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