Energizing Our Lives

Even as the global energy mix is in transition, oil and gas will continue to supply more than half the world's energy for decades to come. From lifting people out of poverty, innovating more efficient technologies, and addressing community needs to reducing environmental impacts, providing energy to support a growing world economy and population, and finding new non-combustion uses for petroleum, SPE members are making major contributions that add value to people's lives.

As part of SPE's 2018 Strategic Plan we want to share the stories of our members and their companies about all of the ways that what we do improves the lives of regular people across our planet. This page and the "Fueling Progress" blog are our starting point for increasing understanding of the positive aspects of the oil and gas industry. 

Have a story you'd like to tell? Email us at stories@spe.org.

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Fueling Progress Blog

Energy Transition
CERA Week Agora: Future of Oil is Carbon Negative

Decarb Connect Podcast: Carbon Pricing, Technology Readiness and the Value of Patent/IP analysis

ExxonMobil Video: Carbon capture research travels the world

Image of Susquehanna River before and after cleanup

Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition:  A new voluntary industry coalition to address flaring and methane emissions.

Industry Contributions
ENI: Ghana's Game Changer

CERA Week: Bernard Looney (BP) on Achieving Net Zero by 2050

Engineering Accomplishments
ExxonMobil+Global Thermostat: Scrub and remove: Capturing carbon straight out of the air

Professional Pride
Solving “Why?”: Engineers Find Purpose and Solutions in Oil and Gas

Innovation    Engineering Accomplishments
Finalist for IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award: Petronas' Revolutionary Floating LNG Vessel