This 2017 Edition of the Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk is the ﬁrst that we are releasing as the Chamber’s Global Energy Institute. GEI’s original incarnation, the Institute for 21st Century Energy, was formed in 2007 at a time when gasoline prices were at an all-time high, America’s dependence on foreign oil was growing, and our energy security was worsening alarmingly. Today, the situation is much different, which is reﬂected in our new name. American energy has changed our economy, and now it will change the world’s.
The vast improvement in U.S. energy fortunes—from scarcity to abundance—over the last 10 years is one of the most remarkable turn of events in the energy space in decades. Since 2010, we have captured these tectonic changes in our U.S. Index, and the conclusion is inescapable: America is on an energy roll, and it shows no signs of slowing down.