Statements & Press Releases

January 8th, 2020
Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) has introduced legislation that will provide a tax incentive for new and innovative energy technologies in an effort to help the United States compete globally with technology advancements in other countries.
December 18th, 2019
The United States energy sector is leading the world in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, USEA Executive Director Barry Worthington told Fox News this week.
December 12th, 2019

Hal Quinn, President and CEO of the National Mining Association (NMA), will be leaving the USEA Board of Directors at the end of the year. Quinn has been a Board member since 2008, the same year he took the helm at NMA. Quinn announced his retirement from NMA last spring.

November 8th, 2019

This week, President Trump nominated Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be his next energy secretary, replacing Rick Perry who plans to leave the helm by year’s end.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will take up the nomination before sending it to the full Senate for approval.

November 6th, 2019
After more than 80 years of building and operating hydroelectric dams, we may be tempted to take for granted TVA’s experience in things like flood control, dam safety and river navigation. But in some parts of the world, challenges we’ve solved still exist for power providers serving their developing nations.
October 21st, 2019
On Monday, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee and the University of Kentucky hosted the day-long EnVision Forum where U.S. energy industry and government leaders met to discuss top issues facing the sector.
October 18th, 2019
On the heels of U.S.-China trade talks in Washington last week, Tulane University Law School hosted its Fourth Annual U.S.-China Energy & Trade Forum this week to discuss the impact the 15-month long U.S.-China trade war has had on global energy, and expectations of a partial deal that could be reached next month in Chile.
October 18th, 2019

“Few leaders have the opportunity to leave behind a legacy larger than the one of Elijah Cummings. It’s difficult to sum up his accomplishments or influence after a lifetime of public service.

August 13th, 2019

America has entered into an era of energy abundance and is now entering an era of energy independence, USEA’s Executive Director, Barry Worthington, told Fox Business host Liz Claman on Tuesday. In remarks on her show, Claman Countdown, Worthington said the American energy sector, bolstered by increasing natural gas exports and expansion of renewable energy, has achieved a level of abundance and independence for the United States unforeseeable even just six years ago.

Worthington’s remarks came just after President Trump’s visit to Shell’s ethane plant in Western Pennsylvania which the president cited as a great example of American energy success and abundance. Shell is a USEA member.

June 12th, 2019

The U.S. Energy Association’s Board of Directors has elected a new Chairman and Treasurer.

June 4th, 2019

Fossil energy is an abundant, dominant part of the global energy supply and the daily lives of all Americans, but clean energy technology to capture carbon emissions must also be part of the equation, U.S. Energy Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Lou Hrkman, told global clean coal executives in Houston on Tuesday.

May 24th, 2019

On Thursday, Brock Bierman, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia, urged the U.S. and its allies to collectively protect countries in Southeast Europe from renewed threats to their sovereignty by the Kremlin.

January 24th, 2019

Today the U.S. Energy Association brought together the country’s top energy industry executives, policymakers and influencers during its 15th Annual State of the Energy Industry forum at the National Press Club in Washington.

January 22nd, 2019

USEA chief congratulates member, Tellurian Inc.

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission moved one more hurdle for Houston-based Tellurian’s proposed liquefied natural gas export facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast and its associated pipeline.

The regulatory agency issued a final Environmental Impact Statement for Driftwood LNG, which would export 27.6 million tons of LNG annually, and Driftwood project, the associated 96-mile pipeline near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

January 11th, 2019
Celebrating American energy prosperity, USEA Barry Worthington’s 30th anniversary

December 5th, 2018



December 5, 2018


USEA chief says the world, not just the U.S., has lost a great leader

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Energy Association mourns the death of Former President George H.W. Bush.

In a statement Wednesday on the National Day of Mourning, USEA Executive Director Barry Worthington said:

December 4th, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                       


December 4, 2018


New York, NY--U.S. Energy Association Executive Director Barry Worthington will host the 2018 Energy Spotlight event at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

Barry at John Hopkins SAIS
October 23rd, 2018

Washington — The U.S. energy industry is a dynamic and inclusive place to work with job opportunities that run the gamut from drone pilots and meteorologists to cyber specialists and policy experts, U.S. Energy Association Executive Director Barry Worthington told energy and environment graduate students at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies (SAIS) on Monday.

September 14th, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Regional coordination on energy policy, legal and regulatory frameworks, and resource management would improve energy security, and accelerate economic growth of South and Southeast Asia, according to an analysis released recently by the U.S. Energy Association (USEA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

July 12th, 2018

Podgorica, Montenegro—The U.S. Energy Association and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have structured a landmark agreement that supports development of a regional electricity market among transmission system operators (TSOs) and market operators (MOs) in 8 countries in Southeast Europe.

Countries include: Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.