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Energy Industry Advocates For NAFTA’s Preservation & Modernization
NAFTA Partner Countries Are Critical Destinations For American Energy Exports

International Trade Through NAFTA Bolsters U.S. Energy Industry:

Canada Is Currently The U.S.’ Largest Energy Trading Partner. (“Canada Is The United States’ Largest Partner For Energy Trade,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, 3/1/17)

Canada Was The Top Destination For U.S. Crude Oil Exports, Receiving 61 Percent Of All U.S. Exports, In 2016. (“United States, Canada, And Mexico Launch North American Energy Information Website,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, 12/1/17)

In 2016, U.S. Energy Exports To Mexico Were More Than Twice Its Energy Imports From Mexico, $20.2 Billion And $8.7 Billion Respectively. (“U.S. Energy Trade With Mexico: U.S. Export Value More Than Twice Import Value In 2016,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2/9/17)

Energy Industry Leaders Have Praised NAFTA’s Positive Impacts On Their Industry:

Secretary Of Energy Rick Perry: “We Have A Unique Opportunity In This Country To Develop A North American Energy Strategy To … Strengthen The Bonds That Hold Us Together In A Way That We Haven’t Seen In A Long Time And Maybe Ever.” (Tom Benning, “Perry, Nodding AT NAFTA, Says U.S. Ties To Canada, Mexico Have Never ‘Been More Important,’” Dallas Morning News, 6/26/17)

American Petroleum Institute (API)’s Jack Gerard: “North America Provides A Great Example Of Integrated And Interdependent Energy Markets That Benefit All Three Trading Partners.  And NAFTA Has Been Critical To That Success.  NAFTA Makes Energy More Affordable And Improves Opportunities For U.S. Companies In Canada And Mexico.  As The Administration Continues Negotiations With Canada And Mexico, We Urge Them To Seek Modernization In Ways That Maintain These Benefits.” (Peter Buxbaum, “Leaving NAFTA: Will It Undermine Trump’s Energy Policy,” Global Trade Magazine, 2/13/18)

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers CEO Chet Thompson: “President Trump Clinched A Historic Victory With Tax Reform.  Now He Needs To Avoid Making A Historic Mistake By Quitting NAFTA, One Of The Most Important Pro-Growth Policies Of The Last Three Decades.” (Chet Thompson,  “Thompson: Trump Can Reap The Full Benefits Of Tax Reform By Keeping NAFTA Intact,” Houston Chronicle, 2/19/18)

Chairwoman Of The Stern Group And Former US International Trade Commission Chairwoman Paula Stern: “Introducing Energy Into A Renegotiated NAFTA Would Help To Insure The Competitiveness Of North American Energy Supplies – From The U.S., Canada, And Mexico – On The World Market.” (Paula Stern,  “North American Energy Trade – NAFTA Is Key To Closing The Gap,” The Hill, 8/9/17)

Co-Director Of The Center For Energy Science & Policy At The Schar School Of Policy And Government At George Mason University Richard D. Kauzlarich: “The Reversal Of Our Sensible Participation In NAFTA Would Harm No Sector Of Our Economy More Acutely Than Energy.  A Withdrawal Would Cause The Bottom Of The Energy Sector To Fall Out, Negatively Impacting Our Entire Economy.” (“Richard D. Kauzlarich,  “America Needs NAFTA To Maintain Energy Dominance,” RealClearEnergy, 2/21/18)

Baker Institute For Public Policy’s Center For Energy Studies And The Mexico Center Adrian Duhalt: “At The Time Of Writing, NAFTA Negotiations Are In Their Fifth Round.  U.S. Negotiators Should Be Pursuing Deeper Regional Integration, Including In Energy, Rather Than Pursue A Policy Of Isolationism And Mercantilism.” (Adrian Duhalt,  “NAFTA Negotiations: What’s In It For The U.S.-Mexico Energy Trade,” Forbes, 11/17/17)

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