“It’s hard to believe that when Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, a possible outcome was to reduce U.S. gasoline supplies and increase gasoline prices. However … that is exactly the potential outcome we find ourselves in today.”
Last week’s African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania brought together First Ladies from several African nations, along with government officials, private organizations, NGOs and academics to discuss best practices, particularly within public-private partnerships, that can reap sustainable, replicable results, benefit women and strengthen society.
Energy is fundamental to economic growth, and ExxonMobil helps provide the energy supplies that fuel it. That’s our supply chain in its broadest form, and it informs our view of social corporate responsibility.
The president’s remarks from Tuesday garnered a lot of attention because of their focus on climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline. Let’s hope they don’t overshadow a significant development that emerged the same day: A scientific study that provides strong support for the importance and safety of Keystone XL.