Responsible roadblock removal will contribute to a renaissance of America’s energy infrastructure, American Petroleum Institute leaders said regarding President Donald Trump’s overall approach to the industry during his first 100 days in office.
API officials, in a release, said the group is encouraged by Trump's efforts to fulfill pledges he made during his election campaign.
“We are heartened by the president’s emphasis on right-sizing America’s energy policy to encourage responsible domestic energy development that creates well-paying American jobs and helps to lower costs for consumers,” API President and CEO Jack Gerard said in the release. “The first 100 days has laid a path to create smart, effective policies that allow our nation to maintain its position as the world’s leading producer and refiner of oil and natural gas.”
The release cited Trump’s actions regarding the Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota Access Pipeline development as well as his efforts to streamline red tape blocking efficient energy production. Specifically, the president signed five executive orders, six memorandums and four Congressional Review Act resolutions to bolster the energy industry, API said.
“Embracing a true … energy policy will help our nation achieve long-standing global energy leadership, maintain an abundant, reliable and affordable supply of energy for consumers and continue to help drive environmental improvements through the use of clean burning domestically produced natural gas,” Gerard said in the release.