Jan 10, 2023 Opening Statement for House Energy and Commerce Roundtable on Energy Affordability
On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, IPAA President and CEO Jeff Eshelman participated in a roundtable hosted by House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, led by Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), to discuss the impacts of unaffordable energy costs.
“Good morning. Thank you Chair McMorris-Rogers and members of the committee and staff. I’m Jeff Eshelman, president and CEO of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, a trade group, founded in 1929, that represents companies that explore for and produce the majority of natural gas and oil in the United States.
Before I tell you more about America’s independent natural gas and oil producers, and their importance to the nation’s energy supply, I want to thank you for holding this roundtable to discuss the affordability and reliability of energy costs for American consumers.
By scheduling this roundtable today — among one of the first actions of the 118th Congress — you are sending a clear signal that U.S. energy policy is a priority for the new House of Representatives. And I want to thank you for this. …”