Securing America's Future Energy

SAFE’s Comment on U.S. Becoming World’s Largest Oil Producer

Bridget Bartol | | 202-461-2361

Washington, D.C.—Securing America’s Future Energy’s (SAFE) President and CEO, Robbie Diamond, today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s announcement that the U.S. is the world’s largest oil producer:

“The Trump administration has successfully demonstrated America’s energy dominance as our country has risen to become the world’s largest oil producer. Our nation has abundant oil and gas resources and it is important to allow for safe and efficient extraction for the betterment of our economic and national security,” Diamond said. “As the nation looks to further strengthen its economic security and achieve true energy security, it is vital that we develop comprehensive and complimentary demand-side policies to reduce oil’s disproportionate role in the transportation sector. This administration has a unique opportunity to do just that as it continues the process to revise, strengthen and modernize current fuel economy standards that should include new technologies to diversify fuel sources, save lives, and provide flexibility to industry.”

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About Securing America’s Future Energy

Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) is an action-oriented, nonpartisan organization that aims to reduce America’s dependence on oil. Near-total dependence on petroleum in the transportation sector undermines the nation’s economic and national security, and constrains U.S. foreign policy. To combat these threats, SAFE advocates for expanded domestic production of U.S. oil and gas resources, continued improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency, and transportation sector innovations including electric vehicles, natural gas trucks, and autonomous vehicles. In 2006, SAFE joined with General P.X. Kelley (Ret.), 28th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President, and CEO of FedEx Corporation, to form the Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), a group of business and former military leaders committed to reducing the United States’ dependence on oil. Today, the ESLC is co-chaired by Frederick W. Smith and General James T. Conway (Ret), 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.


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