We have made significant investments to reduce emissions.
We have invested hundreds of billions of dollars to produce even cleaner gasoline and diesel fuels and improve the environmental performance and efficiency of our facilities and operations.
Our commitment is working.
We have dramatically reduced emissions as measured by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We have made continuous progress while meeting stringent regulations and increasing production output to satisfy a growing need for the products we all rely on every day.
Emissions are down, even during increased economic activity.
Since 1990 in the United States, our gross domestic product is up nearly 200 percent, our population has grown by 30 percent, vehicle miles traveled is up 40 percent, and energy consumption is up over 15 percent. It’s been a high-growth era, yet we’ve managed to cut the six most common emissions by nearly 70 percent, and ozone levels have decreased by more than 30 percent, according to the EPA.1
Transportation fuels are cleaner than ever.
As of 2016, we have decreased sulfur levels in gasoline by 97 percent and reduced sulfur levels in both highway and off-road diesel as well, the EPA reports.2
Our work is never done.
Our industries have continued to thrive because we constantly innovate and invest in research and development that makes our operations more efficient and lessens our environmental footprint. Across all sectors, the U.S. oil and gas industry is estimated to have invested over $300 billion (2016 dollars) in greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation technologies alone between 2000 and 2016.3
1 Environmental Protection Agency, Comparison of Growth Areas and Emissions, 1980 - 2016
2 Environmental Protection Agency, Comparison of Growth Areas and Emissions, 1980 - 2016
3 Key Investments in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies