SherWare Clients educate on the importance of the oil & gas industry – part 2

Last week I posted the first part of this post, which shared the first half of responses from our clients on what they’re doing in the communities or what they’d like to do in the future to help educate the public on the value of our industry.

Here’s part two for: What, if anything, have you done personally or want to do in the future to educate the public about the importance of the oil and gas industry?

– “I just talk to people I know. I wish all photos of wells being drilled would be accompanied by a picture of the well after drilling is complete and the area has been restored so that people could see what a producing well looks like once the short term construction is finished. It’s very misleading not to show this.” – Holly

– “I want to buy a natural gas powered Honda Civic, however, West Virginia does not offer any tax incentives. So, I haven’t done anything yet.” – Rocco

– “I have not personally done anything. If I could, I would want to be part of a process that opens the doors to drilling, but also be part of a process that demands safety mechanisms so that disasters do not occur.” – Kimberly

– “We try to inform the public about regulations that are in force to prevent disasters like the BP spill and how our industry has standards and with the use of proper equipment and safety, we produce efficiently and safely. We also try to tell them there is a limited amount of oil left to produce and the government should seriously look into converting transportation to natural gas, as there is an abundant supply here in the U.S., and thus would decrease our dependency on foreign oil.” – Patricia

– “I am a supporter of our local oil and gas groups such as the Marginal Oil Commission, API Chapter, etc.” – L.C.

– “I was a member of The Energy Advocates, and we did our best to educate. Only a revision in the curriculum of schools where energy education can be delivered without communist or socialist twiddling will work long term. Otherwise, it’s left to the industry organizations.” – Michael

– “I meet with federal and state legislators to make sure they understand that while the day we won’t need fossil fuels is coming, that day is not here yet and you don’t “throw the baby out with the bathwater” in trying to get to the next generation of energy, contrary to what Obama says.” – Don

– “The oilfield is a huge employer in the region in which we live, and I try to emphasize what an economic impact it was on so many families while the men and women are able to work and bring home “hefty” paychecks.” – Jenifer

– “As an individual, I don’t do much. As a company, we are constantly upgrading out in the field technologically as well as environmentally. In the communities around our operations, which are small towns, word of mouth, advertising in the small town papers, being involved with various schools with scholarship funding and contributions to their agricultural and sports programs has projected a positive image towards our industry locally.” – Brenda

– “I talk to my neighbors and friends and listen to their complaints.” – Michelle

– “I write letters and talk to people. I have been active with the AIPG in the legislature.” – Pete

– “I would like to have a site that educated the public on the business of oil & gas.” – Lynne

Do you have anything to add that you do or would like to do?


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