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API looks forward to working with full roster of commissioners at FERC

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2017 – API released the following statement as today marks the first time since 2015 that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is operating with a full roster of commissioners - Neil Chatterjee, Richard Glick, Cheryl LaFleur, Kevin McIntyre and Robert Powelson.

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Natural Gas, Oil Industry Launch Environmental Partnership to Accelerate Reductions in Methane, VOCs

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2017 – America’s natural gas and oil industry today announced a landmark partnership to accelerate improvements to environmental performance in operations across the country. Focused initially on reducing methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, the Environmental Partnership includes 26 natural gas and oil producers, who produce a significant portion of American energy resources. Participating companies will begin implementing the voluntary program starting January 1, 2018.

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API welcomes DOT action to promote safety of rail tank cars

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2017 – API today welcomed action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rescind a requirement that tank cars be equipped with electronically-controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking systems. Given the lack of evidence in favor of ECP braking systems, API urged the agency to pursue other efforts that would improve rail safety.

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