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API and AFPM letter with comments to EPA regarding Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2014, 2015, and 2016 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2017 (July 27, 2015)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (“AFPM”) and the American Petroleum Institute (“API”) submit these comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA” or “Agency”) proposed rule entitled Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2014, 2015, and 2016 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2017.

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Coalition Letter to Association of American Railroads (July 21, 2015)

Monday, July 27, 2015

As defined in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations (49 CFR 179) and referenced in the AAR Tank Car Committee (TCC) charter, the TCC is authorized under the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act to review proposed changes in or additions to specifications and make recommendations to DOT for consideration.

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Coalition letter to DOI regarding proposed regulatory changes to Blowout Prevention Systems and Well Control requirements (July 16, 2015)

Friday, July 24, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API), the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC), the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA), and the US Oil and Gas Association respectfully submit the following comments on the proposed regulatory changes to Blowout Prevention Systems and Well Control requirements in 30 C.F.R. part 250.

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Comments on the ANPRM Oil and Gas Leasing; Royalty on Production, Rental Payments, Minimum Acceptable Bids, Bonding Requirements, and Civil Penalty Assessments (June 19, 2015)

Friday, June 19, 2015

API Comments to Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the ANPRM Oil and Gas Leasing; Royalty on Production, Rental Payments, Minimum Acceptable Bids, Bonding Requirements, and Civil Penalty Assessments, 80 Fed. Reg. 22148.

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API, Chamber of Commerce, NOIA comments to proposed BSEE-BOEM Arctic Rules (May 27, 2015)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

API, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, and National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) (“the Associations”) provide comments to regulations for exploratory drilling and related operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) seaward of the State of Alaska (Alaska OCS).

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API Letter to BSEE-BOEM regarding Arctic Rules Package (May 27, 2015)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API) submits these comments on the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) jointly published proposed new requirements to regulations for exploratory drilling and related operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) seaward of the State of Alaska (Alaska OCS). The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register February 24, 2015 at 80 FR 9915 (Volume 80, Number 36, Pages 9915–9971).

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Oil industry letter to Senator Cornyn in support of S. 293 (May 13, 2015)

Friday, May 22, 2015

We write to express our support for S. 293, a bill to amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 to establish a procedure for the approval of certain settlements.

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Jack Gerard letter to Governor Hogan of Maryland expressing opposition to hydraulic fracturing legislation (May 12, 2015)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On behalf of API and its member companies, Jack Gerard express opposition to HB 449/SB 409 Environment - Hydraulic Fracturing - Regulations. This legislation would further delay the development of the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland for up to two years.

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Oil industry support letter for Murkowski-Heitcamp oil export bill (May 13, 2015)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Representatives of the U.S. oil industry express strong support for Senators Murkowski and Heitcamp and and their newly-introduced "Energy Supply and Distribution Act of 2015." Growing U.S. production of shale formation oil and natural gas creates economic opportunities that have not existed for over five decades.

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Letter from Louis Finkel and Brendan Williams (AFPM) to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding the 2014 RFS methodology, originially proposed by EPA (May 1, 2015)

Friday, May 8, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) support the methodology that EPA originally proposed for the 2014 RFS, which is consistent with statute and the intent of Congree, and urge you to maintain this reasonable approach when promulgating the RFS requirements for 2014, 2015, and beyond.

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