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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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Letter from Erik Milito to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management with Industry Comments on the Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017–2022 (March 30, 2015)

Monday, March 30, 2015

API fully supports keeping the DPP as is with no additional areas being removed from future leasing consideration. Considerable acreage has already been excluded at this early stage of the planning process, especially in the Atlantic, eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska OCS. The decisions made regarding what areas are available for leasing will have long-term implications for our nation’s energy security, prospects for job creation, and government revenue generation.

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Richard Ranger letter to U.S. Department of Interior regarding BLM proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public land and Indian land (September 10, 2012)

Friday, March 20, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Notice published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), May 11, 2012, on the subject of the BLM proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public land and Indian land (proposed rule).

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