78% of Florida voters favour more development of US oil and natural gas resources, and similar numbers believe more oil and natural gas development would provide major benefits to the nation, including more US jobs, according to a new poll released on 31st January.
‘Voters in Florida know developing more of America’s homegrown energy makes sense for jobs, government revenues and our energy security,’ said API President and CEO Jack Gerard.’ Our economy will demand large amounts of oil and natural gas for at least several more decades even as the role of alternative energy increases. Common sense says we should have Americans producing that oil and gas here at homes as much as possible.’
The telephone poll of 600 likely Florida voters found that large majorities believe that more US oil and natural gas development could lead to more American jobs (91%), increase the nation’s energy security (85%), help reduce consumer energy costs (80%), and deliver more revenue to the government (73%). 72% believe that some in Washington are intentionally delaying domestic oil and natural gas development, potentially hurting the economy and leading to higher energy costs for consumers.