• Oil and Natural Gas

    Sustaining our revolution in oil and gas production should be a national priority, starting with a policy environment that welcomes investment, risk-taking, and job creation. It is important for our infrastructure to keep pace with this opportunity.

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  • Press Release
    January 20, 2021

    U.S. Chamber Opposes Executive Action to Halt Keystone XL Pipeline

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today opposing the Biden Administration’s announced plans to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline permit: "The Chamber opposes President Biden’s action to revoke the permit for the
  • Press Release
    October 28, 2020

    U.S. Energy Security Achieved its Best Level in 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —The United States in 2019 was the most energy secure it has been since 1970 according to data in the 2020 edition of the annual Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. Covering 1970 to 2019, and including a forecast
  • Blog
    July 7, 2020

    New Electricity Data Show Impact of Coronavirus Response

    The latest data released from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) demonstrates just how big the impact of the coronavirus has been on U.S. electricity demand. EIA’s latest Electric Power Monthly (EPM), includes data for April 2020—the first full month that includes lockdowns in response to
  • Blog
    April 21, 2020

    Pain in the Oil Patch

    Thanks to American innovation, the United States has become the most dominant energy producer in the world. In 2018, our nation became the largest producer of oil in the world and now exports more than is imported for the first time in over 70 years. However, like many other industries, COVID-19 has
  • Blog
    January 30, 2020

    World Energy Outlook 2019: IEA Peers into Its Crystal Ball

    The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recently published World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019) details how unconventional oil and natural gas production in the United States is reshaping world energy markets—something the readers of Global Energy Institute blog already know! Still, it’s nice to have
  • Press Release
    December 19, 2019

    New Chamber Analysis Quantifies Economic Risks of Proposed Fracking Ban

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over the past decade, the shale revolution in America has transformed our economy and reduced our emissions. Now, a new study from the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute quantifies just how much America stands to lose if some candidates succeed in ending it. The study comes as
  • Reports
    December 18, 2019

    What if... Hydraulic Fracturing was Banned? (2020 Edition)

    This paper is the first in series of updated reports that were originally produced by the Global Energy Institute in 2016, each taking a substantive look at what might have happened in the past – or could happen in the future – if certain energy-related comments and policy prescriptions put forth by prominent politicians and their supporters were actually adopted. We call this the “Energy Accountability Series 2020.”