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Petroleum demand last month highest for May since 2007 (includes monthly statistical report)

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 – Total petroleum deliveries in May moved up by 4.9 percent from May 2016 to average 20.1 million barrels per day. These were the highest May deliveries in 10 years, since 2007, and the highest deliveries for any months in over 9 years, since January 2008. Compared with April 2017, total domestic petroleum deliveries, a measure of U.S. petroleum demand, increased 2.7 percent. For year-to-date, total domestic petroleum deliveries moved up 1.5 percent compared to the same period last year.

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API welcomes subcommittee action to improve implementation of ozone standards

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 – API applauded today’s passage of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act out of the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee. The legislation recognizes that the United States has continued to make dramatic improvements in air quality under existing regulations and that relief is needed for states and businesses from the duplicative regulatory and economic burdens of the previous administration’s implementation of concurrent ozone programs.

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API supports decision to postpone compliance dates for parts of BLM Methane rule

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 – API welcomed the June 15, 2017 notice by the Department of the Interior that it will delay certain compliance dates in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rule addressing methane emissions related to oil and gas production. Reviews of the rule are underway as questions remain over the rationale of many provisions of the rule.

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Senate E15 legislation does not benefit consumers or fix broken RFS program

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 – Ahead of tomorrow’s Senate hearing on S.517 the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act which would increase the sale of high ethanol blend gasoline E15, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola held a press conference urging Senators to work on real solutions to the broken Renewable Fuel Standard instead of a bill that doesn’t help consumers and does not fix the broader problem.

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API applauds House action to promote a 21st century energy workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2017 – API today applauded action by the U.S. House of Representatives to approve legislation that would promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce. 

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API welcomes Senate letter supporting North American energy markets

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed a letter sent by eight U.S. Senators to U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer emphasizing the importance of North American energy markets to American consumers and U.S. energy security in advance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation.

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API: Nuclear bailouts would harm Ohio consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2017 – API today urged members of the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee to follow the lead of their House colleagues and reject legislation that would bail out the nuclear power industry and raise rates on consumers.

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Defeat of Millstone nuclear bill is a victory for Connecticut consumers

Hartford, Conn., June 8, 2017 – The Connecticut Petroleum Council today applauded action by the Connecticut General Assembly to reject legislation that would give special treatment to the Millstone nuclear power plant by forcing consumers in the state to pay more for electricity. 

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API names Megan Bloomgren as Vice President of Communications

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2017 – API today announced Megan Barnett Bloomgren as its new vice president for communications. Bloomgren most recently served as acting deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Department of the Interior. The current vice president, Linda Rozett, will retire later this month after seven years of service to the top oil and natural gas lobby.

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API: Improved implementation of ozone standards will help local economies and ensure job security

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – API said that the EPA’s announced delay of the implementation of the 2015 ozone standards offers a needed opportunity for states, the administration and Congress to improve the standards and ensure job security while protecting the economy.

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