API has launched a new energy careers Web site, www.energyprofessions.org. The site features background information on the oil and natural gas industry, profiles industry employees in a variety of positions, and provides access to a searchable database linking to colleges and post-graduate programs that prepare students for careers in the oil and natural gas industry. This site is a one-stop information resource for students and teachers looking for education programs that put people on the path for a dynamic career in the oil and natural gas industry.
Looking for more information on the current natural gas situation? Want to know how you can reduce your natural gas bills? Check out API's new natural gas website. The new site features factsheets; answers to frequently asked questions; multimedia excerpts (including video clips and charts); and links to other organizations and sources of information.
The oil and natural gas industry shares a keen interest in the policy issues arena. As demand for energy to keep our homes, vehicles, and businesses running continues to increase, so does our advancement in technology, allowing us to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy. While serious challenges face our nation on a variety of fronts, oil and natural gas industry representatives remain actively engaged with government leaders to ensure informed decision making so the energy needs of tomorrow are met.
About Oil and Natural Gas
Oil and natural gas touch our lives in countless ways every day. Together, they supply 65 percent of our nation’s energy. They fuel our cars, heat our homes and cook our food. But did you know that oil and natural gas also help generate the electricity that powers our daily lives? Or that crude oil supplies the building blocks for everything from dent-resistant car fenders to soft drink bottles to camping equipment? Explore this area to learn more about oil and natural gas, how they are produced and how they become the products you count on. You’ll also find useful tips on how to conserve energy and use oil and natural gas products in ways that protect you, your family and our environment.
The oil and natural gas industry is recognized for delivering products that enhance our quality of life, energy that heats our homes, and fuels that allow us to live and work where we choose and bring our goods to market. What is less widely known is all we have done to improve our environmental record.
Updated monthly, find quick facts on imports, average price per barrel of crude oil, U.S. crude production, natural gas production, gasoline and fuel oil deliveries.
Focus on Innovation
Oil and natural gas are the lifeblood of the American dream, but these products do not rise magically from beneath the earth’s surface and into our furnaces, factories and vehicles. Cutting-edge technology is enabling us to achieve the same production capacity of 15 years ago with fewer wells. This means greater efficiency with less impact on the environment.
Visit the media center to access the latest news, reports, testimony, and journalists' resources regarding the oil and natural gas industry.
Pipelines play a role in everyone's lives and are essential to the nation's industries. Yet few people are aware of the work done by the country's 200,000-mile petroleum pipeline network that delivers the products that are integral parts of America's economy. It is a network that delivers the nation's crude oil and petroleum products (such as gasoline, jet fuel, home heating oil) reliably, safely, efficiently, and economically. "Pipeline 101" seeks to be your introductory resource for energy pipeline information.