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Letters or Comments

Joint Industry Letter to Administrator Shelanski on BSEE Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule (April 8, 2016)

Friday, April 8, 2016

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 appreciate the opportunity on March 21, 2016, to meet with representatives from OIRA and other federal agencies regarding the proposed rule from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) addressing offshore Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control.

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API Comments to FERC re Docket No. RM16-5-000 (April 4, 2016)

Monday, April 4, 2016

Pursuant to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“Commission” or “FERC”) January 21, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR”) in the subject docket, the American Petroleum Institute (“API”) hereby submits comments regarding offer caps in markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (“RTOs”) and Independent System Operators (“ISOs”). API responds here to selected topics from the NOPR but reserves the right to comment on remaining issues as relevant in this docket. Though API references a few RTOs/ISOs as examples, these comments are meant to apply generally to all RTOs and ISOs under FERC jurisdiction.

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Amy Farrell Letter to Burgess re Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (March 31, 2016)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (API) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) in the aforementioned cases and would like to submit the following respecting the discussions on natural gas and fuel diversity.

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Marty Durbin Letter to Rob Klee re DEEP-BETP RFP for natural gas capacity (March 29, 2016)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (API) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) RFP for natural gas capacity, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and natural gas storage procurement. While API has no comment on the specific terms of the RFP, we would like to express our support for the use of the types of agreements envisioned by the RFP to support development of necessary pipeline infrastructure as and ensure reliable gas delivery for power generation.

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Marty Durbin Letter to Mark Marini re DPU 16-05 (March 10, 2016)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (API) appreciates this opportunity to comment on National Grid’s natural gas transportation agreement with Algonquin Gas Transmission Company for firm transportation and storage capacity on their Access Northeast project (“ANE project”). While API has no comment on the specific terms of the agreement, we would like to express our support for the use of these types of agreements to support the development of necessary pipeline infrastructure as a mechanism for ensuring reliable gas delivery for power generation.

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Marty Durbin Letter to Mark Marini re DPU 16-07 (March 10, 2016)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (API) appreciates this opportunity to comment on National Grid’s natural gas transportation agreement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC for firm transportation capacity on their Northeast Energy Direct Project (“NED project”). While API has no comment on the specific terms of the agreement, we would like to express our support for the use of these types of agreements to support the development of necessary pipeline infrastructure as a mechanism for ensuring reliable gas delivery for power generation.

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Marty Durbin Letter to Mark Marini re DPU 15-181 (March 10, 2016)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (API) appreciates this opportunity to comment on Eversource’s natural gas transportation agreement with Algonquin Gas Transmission Company for incremental capacity on their Access Northeast project (“ANE project”). While API has no comment on the specific terms of the agreement, we would like to express our support for the use of these types of agreements to support the development of necessary pipeline infrastructure as a mechanism for ensuring reliable gas delivery for power generation.

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API Letter to BLM Requesting Extension of Waste Prevention Comment Period (February 8, 2016)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) respectfully requests that the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) extend the comment deadline for the proposed rule: RIN 1004-AE14 Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation. API asks that BLM extend the public comment period for this proposal for at least an additional 30 days, until May 9, 2016.

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Erik Milito Letter to BOEM on “Clean Air Reporting and Compliance” Proposed Rule (February 10, 2016)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has been monitoring the development of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) proposed rule titled, “Clean Air Reporting and Compliance.” Many of our members operate offshore production facilities in the central and western Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska and will be directly impacted by this proposed rule.

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Jack Gerard letter to Senate leadership in support of S.2012 (January 28, 2016)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (API) strongly supports S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act. In particular, the bill includes provisions that will require the Department of Energy to consider natural gas export permit applications in a timely manner, ensure natural gas pipelines are permitted more efficiently, and foster necessary collaboration among federal and state governments, educational institutions, industry, and labor to encourage and promote diversity in the energy and manufacturing sector.

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