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Petroleum demand last month highest for April since 2008 (includes monthly statistical report)

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 – Total petroleum deliveries in April moved up by 1.7 percent from April 2016 to average 19.6 million barrels per day. These were the highest April deliveries in nine years, since 2008. Compared with March, total domestic petroleum deliveries, a measure of U.S. petroleum demand, decreased 0.3 percent. For year to date, total domestic petroleum deliveries moved up slightly by 0.1 percent compared to the same period last year to average 19.4 million barrels per day.

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Connecticut voters oppose special treatment for the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant

Hartford, Conn., May 18, 2017 – The Connecticut Petroleum Council today released a new poll showing that the overwhelming majority of Connecticut registered voters oppose legislation that would give special treatment to the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant and agree that consumers in the state should not be forced to pay more for electricity to help Millstone be more profitable. 

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API: Regulatory system should promote technological innovations and industry best practices

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2017 – API today urged the EPA to adopt a regulatory system that enhances safety and protects the environment while prioritizing the production and refining of American natural gas and oil. The comments filed today are part of the agency’s solicitation of input from the public to inform its Regulatory Reform Task Force's evaluation of existing regulations.

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