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API looks forward to working with full roster of commissioners at FERC

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2017 – API released the following statement as today marks the first time since 2015 that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is operating with a full roster of commissioners - Neil Chatterjee, Richard Glick, Cheryl LaFleur, Kevin McIntyre and Robert Powelson.

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Natural Gas, Oil Industry Launch Environmental Partnership to Accelerate Reductions in Methane, VOCs

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2017 – America’s natural gas and oil industry today announced a landmark partnership to accelerate improvements to environmental performance in operations across the country. Focused initially on reducing methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, the Environmental Partnership includes 26 natural gas and oil producers, who produce a significant portion of American energy resources. Participating companies will begin implementing the voluntary program starting January 1, 2018.

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API welcomes DOT action to promote safety of rail tank cars

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2017 – API today welcomed action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rescind a requirement that tank cars be equipped with electronically-controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking systems. Given the lack of evidence in favor of ECP braking systems, API urged the agency to pursue other efforts that would improve rail safety.

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New Jersey lawmakers can protect consumers by rejecting unfair subsidies for nuclear plants

TRENTON, N.J., December 4, 2017 – The New Jersey Petroleum Council today at a joint committee hearing urged members of the New Jersey State Legislature to reject efforts in Trenton to pursue legislation that would provide unfair subsidies to nuclear plants in the state.

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API welcomes Senate passage of pro-growth tax reform

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard issued the following statement applauding the Senate passage of tax reform legislation.

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DRBC risks regional job opportunities, ignores consumer needs and could limit government revenue

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2017 - The American Petroleum Institute responded to the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) draft rule to ban hydraulic fracturing in the region.

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API: EPA is being forced to implement broken ethanol mandate

Washington, November 30, 2017 – Forcing higher ethanol fuel blends into the marketplace could put consumers on the hook for unnecessary repair bills, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola said following EPA’s release of the 2018 RFS mandates on November 30.

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New API study: STEM education is the key to diversifying America’s energy workforce

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2017 – A new American Petroleum Institute study concluded that many of tomorrow’s best-paying careers, including those in the oil and natural gas industry, will require training or education in a STEM discipline, and highlighted opportunities for women and minorities. Today API unveiled the report during an event at George Washington University in partnership with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

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API applauds Administration’s decision to reject moving the RFS Point of Obligation proposal

WASHINGTON, November 22, 2017 – Today API welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to reject petitions to change the point of obligation for compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard from refiners to other businesses including shipping companies, railroads, and fuel marketers.

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Nebraska’s review and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is a promising example for our nation

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard applauded today’s action by the Nebraska Public Service Commission to approve the permit allowing for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and thanked the Commission for its thoughtful and comprehensive process to evaluate the project.

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