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Voters favour increased US oil and natural gas development

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For the 2016 election, 68% of registered Colorado voters say they are more likely to support a candidate who supports producing more oil and natural gas, according to a new telephone poll conducted for the Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) by Harris Poll among 604 registered Colorado voters.

“This poll shows that energy is a top issue for voters next year because it plays a key role in job creation and economic growth,” said Tracee Bentley, executive director of the CPC. “Colorado voters understand the opportunities that pro-development policies create and the need for an all-of-the-above energy policy that helps produce more domestic energy and lower energy costs for American consumers.”

78% of registered Colorado voters support increased production of oil and natural gas resources located here in the US, and the poll also found that:

Majorities of Republicans (95%), Independents (84%) and Democrats (69%) say that producing more oil and natural gas in the US is important to them.

Majorities of registered voters believe increased access could help:

  • Create jobs (85%).
  • Strengthen energy security (83%).
  • Lower consumer energy costs (79%).
  • “Candidates in tomorrow’s debate should take this opportunity to discuss the smart energy policies that concern Coloradans, growing our nation’s still shaky economy, creating well-paying jobs and maintaining our nation’s global energy leadership,” said Bentley. “That includes expanding access to domestic oil and natural gas resources, ending the ban on crude oil exports, repealing the RFS, approving the Keystone XL pipeline, and reining in duplicative and unnecessary regulations.”

    The CPC is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 625 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry also supports 9.8 million US jobs and 8% of the US economy.

    Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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