Trump is hurting ‘energy renaissance’ in US, here’s how:
The largest US trade association for the oil and natural gas industry hails the beginning of energy renaissance in the country, yet warning policies by US President Donald Trump could disrupt it.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) released an analysis Thursday, announcing a new record in the country's crude oil and natural gas production in June.
Still, the sector might not thrive and that due to tariffs placed on steel and iron imports by the president, the API suggested.
"For the energy renaissance to continue, the US natural gas and oil industry critically needs policies that advance energy infrastructure around the country as well as the access of US energy to global markets, the association said in its statement.
According to the analysis, production of natural gas hit 4 million barrels per day while production of crude topped 10.7 million barrels per day.
US oil production has supplied all of the growth in global oil demand so far this year and helped compensate for production losses in some OPEC nations," the API said. "With continued increases in drilling activity, the US is poised for further production increases in natural gas and oil."
Despite having imposed the tariffs, President Trump took the opportunity at his NATO meetings in the EU de facto capital Brussels last week to market the US oil and natural gas exports.
Source: Press TV