Oil and gas play a critical role in the global energy and transportation sectors. The industry is typically classified in three sectors: upstream, midstream and downstream. Find out more about USEA's work with our members and partners here.
The United States Department of Energy (USDOE), funded by Power Africa, collaborated with the United States Energy Association (USEA) to convene a group of natural gas experts to write a handbook on natural gas and LNG project development for African countries. Under the guidance of the USDOE and USEA, the participants spent five intensive days collaborating using the Book Sprint method to complete an LNG handbook. Their commitment and consistent participation was essential to the success of the “Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options” handbook.
"The most significant US energy policy update in a decade, the Energy Policy Modernization Act 2016, will be introduced into the new Congress in January 2017. With provisions for accelerated permitting for oil and gas drilling, construction of export LNG terminals, as well as energy efficiency standards and grid-integration of renewables, the outlook for US energy security is bright, according to Barry Worthington, Executive Director of the US Energy Association (USEA). He predicts that business, not policy, will be the major driver of decarbonisation."
The Women in Energy series is a joint project between USEA and USAID that was developed out of USEA’s Engendering Utilities Partnership, a program funded by USAID to improve gender policies and gender outcomes at their respective organizations.
USEA Executive Director to give keynote address to U.S.-China Energy Law and Trade Forum at Tulane University
WASHINGTON, D.C. — USEA Executive Director, Barry Worthington, will deliver the keynote address to the U.S. China Energy Law and Trade Forum at Tulane University on November 18.
The forum will bring together global leaders from the public and private sector to discuss areas of cooperation between the U.S. and China on clean energy development, trade, technology exchanges, and public private partnerships.
ARUSHA, TANZANIA – Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), participants representing the various Tanzanian agencies and companies charged with implementing and regulating natural gas exploration, production, transmission, and distribution took part in a three-day workshop. They discussed drafting and negotiating natural gas contracts, in addition to gas taxation.
This panel will discuss the Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Act (S. 3179), introduced by Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). This act would remove the cap currently on the Section 45Q federal tax credit. In addition, it would increase the value for each ton of CO2 captured and stored from power plants and industrial facilities. Lawmakers from both parties have endorsed this major legislation as it promotes domestic energy security and reduces carbon emissions.
"Washington state is seeking to curb carbon emissions by posing a ballot initiative to voters that will allow them to decide whether or not polluters should pay for the greenhouse gases they produce. If passed, the tax would become the first of its kind in the nation.