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API: Bureau of Land Management rule will increase regulatory uncertainty

WASHINGTON, December 1, 2016 – Today API Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito issued the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its final Planning 2.0 rule for developing domestic resources on public lands.

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GAO confirms Renewable Fuel Standard is not working

WASHINGTON, December 1, 2016 – Today’s Senate hearing examining the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard highlights independent government findings that confirm the federal ethanol mandate is broken and needs to be fixed.


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API: Nuclear subsidies a bad deal for Illinois consumers, businesses, workers

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2016 – Illinois Petroleum Council Executive Director James Watson expressed disappointment that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will support S.B. 2814, which could have devastating effects on the state’s economy and raise energy costs for consumers. 

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API: Federal Ethanol Mandate Continues to be a Bad Deal for Consumers

WASHINGTON November 23, 2016 – Increasing the volume of higher ethanol fuel blends through this federal mandate is irresponsible and could put consumers on the hook for unnecessary repairs bills, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola said following EPA’s release of the 2017 RFS mandates on November 23.

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API: Removing the Arctic from next five-year offshore leasing plan weakens America’s energy security

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2016 – The Department of Interior’s decision to remove the Arctic from the next five-year plan governing offshore lease sales weakens America’s energy security and puts us at a competitive disadvantage, according to API President and CEO Jack Gerard.

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New API Certified CK-4 and FA-4 Diesel Engine Oils are Available Beginning December 1

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2016 – On Thursday, December 1, the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) new diesel engine oil standards, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on licensed products and marketing materials. This means consumers will be able to easily identify the API CK-4 or FA-4 category oils that are expected to be recommended in new owners’ manuals and by engine manufacturers.

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Petroleum demand rose in October (includes monthly statistical report)

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2016 – Total petroleum deliveries in October moved up 3.0 percent from October 2015 to average 20.1 million barrels per day, and were the highest October deliveries in nine years, since 2007.

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Report: Scientific evidence in EPA study confirms safety of hydraulic fracturing process

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2016 – API released a new report by Catalyst Environmental Solutions showing that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finding of no widespread effects to drinking water quality is supported by state and federal regulatory reviews, and dozens of recent peer-reviewed case studies.

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Industry and retailers call on EPA to protect consumers from broken fuel policy

WASHINGTON, November 16, 2016 – API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola along with the National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) held a conference call with reporters to discuss EPA’s 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard requirements. 

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API: U.S. leadership on carbon emission reduction is example for world to follow

WASHINGTON, November 16, 2016 – API Senior Director for Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman highlighted our nation’s leadership in carbon emission reduction due to clean-burning natural gas as the Obama administration released its 2050 energy strategy.

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