API’s Gerard Points to Ohio as Example of Natural Gas Lowering Emissions


The American Petroleum Institute’s Jack Gerard on Thursday said Ohio electric power generation demonstrates how increasing natural gas use has lowered carbon emissions.

Gerard also said the U.S. is a leader in reducing carbon emissions and pointed to an increase in natural gas use as a reason why.

“In Ohio, carbon dioxide emissions from electric power generation are down over 25 percent due in part to clean-burning natural gas. Increased production and a cleaner environment are not mutually exclusive as some have suggested,” Gerard said in a statement. “Massive investments by our nation’s world-class refiners in cleaner gasoline have improved air quality adding to America’s global energy leadership.”

The statement follows a campaign by the API to educate voters on energy public policies and candidates stances on energy issues.