It’s also a daily practice of America’s oil and naturalgas industry.Energy efficiency helps companies manage costs,strengthening their competitiveness and bringing moreaffordable energy products to consumers
It helps improve the environmental performance of the industry, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated withclimate change. And it increases the energy resourcesAmericans depend on for a high quality of life.It may seem paradoxical that energy efficiency hasbecome a hallmark of America’s biggest energy providers.But refinery managers are as committed to saving energyas snow-belt homeowners. And oil and natural gasproducers monitor their energy consumption as carefullyas Americans at the pump.America is vastly more energy-efficient today than ageneration ago. The U.S. oil and natural gas industryis striving to do its part to build on that progress.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IS A CORE VALUE.
The Oxford English Dictionary records the firstuse of the word “efficiency” in literature in 1593.The U.S. is becoming more energy efficient, when measuredby how much energy is consumed for every dollar of domesticeconomic production.