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

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2017 – Total petroleum deliveries in February moved up 0.1 percent from February 2016 to average 19.7 million barrels per day. These were the highest February deliveries in nine years, since 2008. Compared with January 2017, total domestic petroleum deliveries, a measure of U.S. petroleum demand, also increased 2.2 percent. For year to date, total domestic petroleum deliveries increased 0.7 percent compared to the same period last year.

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API welcomes House discussion on improving ozone rules

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 – API welcomed the discussion before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on the Ozone Standards Implementation Act introduced by Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas). API Senior Director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman said that the bill is a path forward to giving state and local regulators adequate time and flexibility to implement new ozone standards while protecting jobs and not obstructing economic growth.

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New API licensed CK-4 and FA-4 diesel engine oils on store shelves now

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) has licensed approximately 400 CK-4 and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by large, medium, and small oil marketers. While already significant, API expects availability to grow substantially over the next few years as more oil marketers add oils meeting the new standards to their product lines to address the needs of a variety of engine technologies–new and old, and in use both on- and off-highway.

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