AFPM Statement on Re-election of President Obama

Nov 07, 2012, 14:42 ET from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Charles T. Drevna on the re-election of President Obama:


"We congratulate President Obama and the Members of the House and Senate on their election victories. We hope that in his second term, the President will truly work to advance an 'all-of-the-above' energy strategy that recognizes the importance of domestic energy resources and fuel and petrochemical manufacturers in rebuilding our nation's economy. 

"Although the popular vote was close in this election, it is clear that the vast majority of Americans want to develop our own natural resources and promote manufacturing jobs. Our nation is blessed with an abundance of energy resources that could revitalize job growth and our economy, enhance our national security and ensure a strong fuel and petrochemical manufacturing industry. 

"President Obama should take actions in his second term to ensure our nation becomes a major force in the global energy picture. Such actions should include regulatory reforms necessary to maintain a strong American energy sector and immediately approving the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will create thousands of domestic jobs."

AFPM, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (formerly known as NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association) is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life. AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support 2 million American jobs.

SOURCE American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers