New Report: American Oil Workers Produce Significantly Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity

New Report: American Oil Workers Produce Significantly Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity

May 17, 2023

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) recently released a study showing that American oil workers lead the way by procuring lower greenhouse gas emissions. The highlights of the report are below. 

  • Total U.S. oil production has a carbon intensity 23% lower than the international average outside of the U.S. and Canada.
  • The U.S. Gulf of Mexico has a carbon intensity 46% lower than the global average outside of the U.S. and Canada, outperforming other nations like Russia, China, Brazil, Iran, Iraq, and Nigeria.
  • Using the largest crude category from the Gulf of Mexico (API Gravity 37.5), instead of similar crudes from outside the U.S. and Canada, could result in a 50% reduction in the average international carbon intensity.
  • The report includes a sensitivity analysis of global methane emissions, indicating that U.S. production, especially in the Gulf of Mexico, performs much better relative to the global average in terms of emissions intensity even when measured using other methane estimation methodologies.

Power The Future Founder Daniel Turner applauds the study’s findings, 

“This excellent report reaffirms what we all already know: American energy workers develop our resources far better and far cleaner than the rest of the world. Instead of unleashing our workers to do more, President Biden is fighting production at nearly every turn while begging foreign powers for more oil. American energy workers are the best in the world and Joe Biden, along with his radical eco-allies, need to let them get back to work.”

The eco-left would you have you believe that American oil workers are the boogeyman and destroying the Earth. But as this study shows, our energy workers are leading the way and setting an example for the rest of the world. We hope President Biden will return the United States to energy independence rather than relying on countries that do not produce oil as cleanly as our workers.