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Natural Gas and Oil Help Support Almost 100,000 Jobs throughout Wisconsin

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Statement from Wisconsin Petroleum Council Director Erin Roth in:
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(ROTH):
"THE OIL- AND NATURAL-GAS-INDUSTRY SUPPORTED ALMOST 100-THOUSAND JOBS, IN WISCONSIN--AND CONTRIBUTED WELL OVER EIGHT-BILLION DOLLARS, TO THE STATE'S ECONOMY--IN 2015.  THESE MEN AND WOMEN BUILD ENERGY-INFRASTRUCTURE AND DELIVER PRODUCTS--HELPING PROVIDE THE ENERGY THAT BUSINESSES AND HOUSEHOLDS NEED.  OIL AND NATURAL GAS TOUCH VIRTUALLY EVERY FACET OF OUR LIVES--FROM HEATING OUR HOMES AND FUELING TRANSPORTATION, TO LIFE-SAVING MEDICAL-DEVICES AND COSMETICS AT THE DRUGSTORE.  AND, WISCONSIN'S PIPELINES PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE--NOT JUST WHEN IT COMES TO JOBS AND KEEPING ENERGY AFFORDABLE, BUT ALSO IN PROVIDING BENEFITS TO THE ENVIRONMENT:  THEY HELP BRING TO MARKET THE CRUDE OIL AND NATURAL GAS THAT ORIGINATES IN NORTH DAKOTA AND CANADA--WHICH UNDERSCORES THE NEED FOR US TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN THIS NECESSARY INFRASTRUCTURE."

Mr. Roth is also the director of the Minnesota Petroleum Council.



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