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social-license-to-operate  community 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted October 5, 2017

Our industry recognizes that being part of a community means working with neighbors to support the greater good, whether that is helping after a disaster, improving access to health, education and social activities or investments in other initiatives that strengthen the fabric of community life.

Oil and natural gas companies are committed to the communities where they operate – where our employees work, live, play and raise their families. Our workers and their families care greatly about the places they call home. This is why safety, protecting the environment and public health, and giving back to our communities are some of the industry’s top priorities. 

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community  environment-and-safety  environmental-impact  safety  hurricane-harvey  hurricane-irma  hurricane-response  social-license-to-operate 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted September 27, 2017

Our industry’s “social license to operate” – the broader public’s confidence that our companies’ work, operations and products serve society’s greater good – is based on a number of things, none more important this this:

These are our communities – where we work, live, play, learn and grow. We’re your neighbors. Our children go to school with your children. Our employees and their families care about where they work and live. Those are important reasons why safety, protecting the environment and public health, and giving back to communities are some of industry’s top priorities. All help sustain industry’s compact with other Americans to bring them energy in as safe and responsible a manner as possible.

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community  oil-and-gas  vote4energy  everything  social-license-to-operate 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted November 22, 2016

Oil and natural gas companies are committed to the communities where they operate – where their employees work, live and raise their families. This commitment is seen in company investments that help create thriving, successful communities, including investments in local education and other initiatives that strengthen the fabric of community life.

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oil-and-gas  community  vote4energy  everything  social-license-to-operate 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted November 10, 2016

Good stewardship does not end with ensuring our nation has a plentiful and affordable oil and natural gas supply. Many companies are also prioritizing efforts to reduce waste by constantly developing and applying innovative and productive ways to use and reuse the various byproducts of energy development. These efforts, which have grown in the last few decades, have been successful both for companies that innovate and for the communities where they operate.

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reclamation  everything  oil-and-natural-gas  environmental-impact  community  vote4energy 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted October 28, 2016

For the oil and gas industry, former buildings, facilities, well pads and rigs often hold promise of a second life for both local communities and the environment, whether it’s turning an offshore rig into an artificial reef, reclaiming an onshore drill site or repurposing a building or port to fit a variety of socially beneficial needs. All are examples of industry’s commitment to being a responsible neighbor on land and in the sea.

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analysis  energy-development  infrastructure  lng-exports  keystone-xl-pipeline  community  energycitizens  permits 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 3, 2015

The question posed to Dominion Energy President Diane Leopold was about “Keystonization” – referring to the tactical use of protests, process and procedural delays and legal challenges to block safe energy development and key infrastructure projects.

Leopold knows the terrain well. Despite a small but vocal group of opponents, Dominion Energy recently won federal approval to expand its Cove Point, Md., natural gas terminal to allow the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

At an event hosted by America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) last month, Leopold cautioned that delay of the Keystone XL pipeline for more than six years has generally helped embolden opponents of energy infrastructure (see here, here and here) – making it more important than ever for energy companies to effectively communicate their plans and the benefits of their projects while exceling in community engagement.

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hydraulic-fracturing  fracking  safe-operations  community  oil-and-natural-gas-development 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 17, 2014

Check out a new video from Colorado by Anadarko that follows the life cycle of a well using advanced hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – through the lens of the workers at each stage of development. Starting with discovery, the video captures the engineering, planning, site development, drilling, fracking and completions that result in safe extraction of oil and natural gas.

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api-standards-program  industry-standards  energy-development  hydraulic-fracturing  horizontal-drilling  oil-and-natural-gas  government-revenue  community  exploratory-well 

Kyle Isakower

Kyle Isakower
Posted July 9, 2014

Hydraulic fracturing is a proven, safe technique that has been used since 1949 in over one million wells right here in the U.S. As a result, America is now the number one producer of natural gas in the world, and by 2015, it is expected that we will take the top spot in crude oil production. Of course, with this success, come both benefits and challenges.

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energy  community 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 26, 2013

Energy From Shale has a new television ad that looks at Searcy, Ark., and the important and robust discussions that occur between residents and energy developers in energy-producing communities. Dialogue is an important part of the energy-developing process: Today’s oil and natural gas companies are investing time and energy to listening and responding to community voices.

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