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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power Engineering International: Natural gas is key to sustainable development say exporting countries
Journal of Petroleum Technology: Offshore Carbon-Capture Progresses With New Projects
SPGlobal Infographic: Power Plays: Energy Majors' Transition Strategies
ExxonMobil Perspective's Blog: Engineering Solutions to the Plastic Waste Challenge
Houston Chronicle: How oil and gas giant BP is preparing for the energy transition
Journal of Petroleum Technology: Why Oxy’s Net-Zero Goal Carves an Entirely New Path
Liberian Observer: African Countries Must Take a Balanced Approach to the Energy Transition
US Department of Energy: U.S. OIL AND NATURAL GAS: Providing Energy Security and Supporting Our Quality of Life
World Economic Forum: 12 reasons why gas should be part of Africa's clean energy future
Tulsa World: Cara Hair: Yes, you can work in the oil field service business and care about the environment
IOGP/IPIECA Report: Environmental Management in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
Anchorage Daily News: In Alaska’s oil and gas industry, the future is female
Visual Capitalist: What Can Be Made from One Barrel of Oil?
ExxonMobil Video: Carbon capture research travels the world
Alberta Government: Getting Alberta Back to Work—Natural Gas Vision and Strategy
Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition: A new voluntary industry coalition to address flaring and methane emissions.
Texas Tech University: Update to the Economic Impacts of the Texas Oil and Gas Pipeline Industry
Data Science and Digital Engineering: Surveillance Technology Reveals Unexpected, Dramatic Jump in Large Methane Leaks Worldwide
JWN Energy: Rising Star turns side hustle into new career
Fueling Progress Blog: Sustainability and Verb Tenses: What Do They Have in Common?
Alpha Week: Decarbonization: The Divestment Death Cycle
DNV-GL: Heading for Hydrogen – The oil and gas industry's outlook for hydrogen, from ambition to reality [registration required]
World Economic Forum: Global Innovations from the Energy Sector
S&P Global/Platts: Sustainability shift: Oil’s future in the energy transition
ExxonMobil+Global Thermostat: Scrub and remove: Capturing carbon straight out of the air
Oil Review Middle East: Reduction in gas flaring benefits producers and environment, says GlobalData
About Pipelines: 6 Ways Your Life Would be Different Without Oil and Gas