U.S. is moving to energy dominance, deputy energy secretary says

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The United States isn’t just on the way toward energy independence; it’s also moving toward global energy dominance, U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told Shale Insight attendees this morning.

“If we care about the performance of our electric grid, we need to invest more, not less, in these natural resources,” Brouillette told the crowd at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Brouillette said shale energy has been a game changer for the electricity market because it has lowered wholesale prices for consumers.

Encouraging the use of the entire menu of energy options leads to abundant, affordable energy, Brouillette said. He praised the Marcellus and Utica regions for their productivity and for negating skeptics who said the regions could not produce.

“Human ingenuity developed fracking and unlocked shale oil and gas,” Brouillette said.

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Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Joe Massaro is based in Bravo Group's Pittsburgh office and has deep energy industry expertise. He previously served as the field director for a Pennsylvania-based oil and gas industry grassroots PR firm.

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