Energizing New Jersey

on August 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM

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The United States is the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas – a fact that reflects energy production in so many of the individual states. At the same time, as an energy nation every single state is involved in the broad, economically beneficial energy supply chain. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at the 50 states of energy, including their energy use profiles and specific energy issues in each state. Today we start with – New Jersey.

Thumbnail: Energizing NJ

Click on the thumbnail to bring up a two-page infographic for the Garden State.

New Jersey is a key refining state, home to three major refining facilities that make the state an important fuels distribution center on the East Coast. These refineries have benefited from the U.S. shale energy renaissance, which has provided an abundant supply of domestic crude oil for processing into a number of refined products Americans depend on every day.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, New Jersey uses more natural gas than any other fuel, followed by a number of the fuels produced by state refining facilities: gasoline, jet fuel and distillate fuel oil.

More broadly, America’s energy future is staked to the policy path our country chooses. Page 2 of the infographic shows how pro-development policies will yield benefits – more energy, jobs, economic growth, individual household benefits and more – while polices characterized by regulatory constraints will produce negative impacts.

Energy is essential for virtually every aspect of our daily lives. It powers national, state and local economies, gets us to work and goes into products we rely on for health and comfort. Safe, responsible energy development here at home is linked to national security as well as Americans’ individual prosperity and liberty – in New Jersey and all the 50 states of energy.

By Mark Green 

Originally posted August 8, 2016

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