WASHINGTON – Today, the American Exploration and Production Council released the following statement with regard to the energy challenges faced across Texas and other states this week due to the extreme weather.
“As Americans, we have come to take the immediate availability of energy at our fingertips for granted. As we are seeing in Texas and throughout the south, there are real consequences when we do not have reliable sources of energy. Rolling blackouts in Texas and Oklahoma, much like we have seen in California during extreme hot weather events, underscores the need for an “all of the above” energy system and additional focus on infrastructure and resiliency. These situations are completely avoidable when we have multiple energy sources to draw on, and we invest in our infrastructure in a way that anticipates extreme weather events. In particular, policies that reduce natural gas or make it less economical to continue to be the primary source of our power generation mix will certainly result in additional blackouts in the future” said AXPC CEO Anne Bradbury.
About the American Exploration and Production Council:
AXPC is a national trade association representing the largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States. We lead the world in the cleanest and safest onshore production of oil and gas, while supporting millions of Americans in high-paying jobs and investing a wealth of resources in our communities. Learn more at https://www.axpc.org/