Priorities

The United States has experienced an energy renaissance, becoming the world’s largest producer of oil since 2014. The discovery of vast oil reserves in the Marcellus Shale and Bakken regions combined with new extraction techniques have contributed to a significant and steady increase in US energy production.

However, infrastructure investment has not kept pace with production growth. In order for the country to fully benefit from the cheap energy the US is producing, we need to expand and update existing infrastructure to extract and efficiently transport oil and natural gas throughout the country.

2011

THE INDUSTRY

IN 2011, the industry's total impact on US GDP was $1.2 trillion, accounting for 8.0 percent of the national total

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2013

LABOR HOURS RECORDED

Over 9 million labor hours were recorded in construction and maintenance work for the industry in 2013. A 40% increase over 2012.

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Energy Infrastructure

Investments in U.S. energy infrastructure could produce as many as 1.15 million jobs annually and add $120 billion to annual economic growth.


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Domestic Energy Exploration

Benefits from our American energy renaissance is unprecedented, lowering energy costs for American consumers and strengthening the U.S. economy.


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Workforce Development

The building and construction trades unions invest over $1 billion annually in training and apprenticeship programs for their members, using no taxpayer dollars.

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