Today American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) hosted industry leaders for a roundtable discussion of America Nextâ€™s energy white paper. The plan, which was co-authored by Congressman Bill Flores and America Nextâ€™s Honorary Chairman Governor Bobby Jindal is entitled Organizing Around Abundance: Making America an Energy Superpower. The full plan and executive summary are available at www.americanext.org/policy.
Governor Jindal led the group of executives from BP, Occidental Petroleum, Phillips66, Valero, and the American Petroleum Institute in a review of the planâ€™s executive summary before taking questions. The discussion largely focused on U.S.â€™s capacity to cultivate the abundance of energy resources as a means for creating millions of jobs. Additionally, participants began a robust conversation about how to effectively communicate the impact of cheap energy and the ripple effect it has on the economy.