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API welcomes House discussion on improving ozone rules

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 – API welcomed the discussion before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on the Ozone Standards Implementation Act introduced by Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas). API Senior Director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman said that the bill is a path forward to giving state and local regulators adequate time and flexibility to implement new ozone standards while protecting jobs and not obstructing economic growth.

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New API licensed CK-4 and FA-4 diesel engine oils on store shelves now

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) has licensed approximately 400 CK-4 and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by large, medium, and small oil marketers. While already significant, API expects availability to grow substantially over the next few years as more oil marketers add oils meeting the new standards to their product lines to address the needs of a variety of engine technologies–new and old, and in use both on- and off-highway.

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API Ohio: Energy mandates hurt Ohio consumers and distort energy markets

COLUMBUS, Ohio – March 21, 2017 – API Ohio Executive Director Chris Zeigler testified before the Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee in support of legislation that would remove government mandates for electricity generation in the state.

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API: Subsidies for nuclear power generation could hurt Connecticut consumers

HARTFORD, Conn. –March 21, 2017 – Connecticut Petroleum Council Executive Director Steven Guveyan criticized the Connecticut General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee’s approval of legislation that would provide subsidies for nuclear power generation. 

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Ban on energy development would be a loss for Maryland families and consumers

Annapolis, Md., March 17, 2017 – Maryland Petroleum Council (MPC) Executive Director Drew Cobbs said today that Governor Hogan’s announced support for a ban of hydraulic fracturing to develop natural gas resources in Maryland was a premature decision, prior to the Senate’s opportunity to vote.

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API welcomes EPA action to strengthen U.S. energy facilities, urges Congress to follow suit

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2017 – API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola said that EPA’s action to put an administrative stay on the agency’s Risk Management Plan rule is important to protecting the security of industrial facilities throughout the country.

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Misguided House proposal to ban natural gas development ignores Maryland families and consumers

Annapolis, Md., March 10, 2017 – Maryland Petroleum Council (MPC) Executive Director Drew Cobbs said today that legislation (HB1325) to ban hydraulic fracturing would prohibit a process that benefits every Marylander every day.  It is also at odds with Maryland voters, who – according to two recent and separate polls – support development of natural gas resources in Western Maryland by more than a two-to-one margin across all regions of the state, and oppose a fracking ban, according a recent Goucher Poll.

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State of Energy in Colorado event highlights Colorado’s role in America’s energy renaissance

DENVER, March 9, 2017 – The Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) hosted the second annual State of Energy in Colorado event in Denver to discuss the future of oil and natural gas development in Colorado with American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard, Governor John Hickenlooper, and Mayor Michael Hancock.

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Senate reversal of BLM 2.0 rule strengthens regulatory certainty and U.S. energy security

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2017 – API Upstream and Industry Operations Group Director Erik Milito applauded the Senate vote to disapprove the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final Planning 2.0 rule for developing domestic oil and natural gas resources on public lands and encouraged the Senate to vote to repeal the methane rule next.

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API Supports EPA action on Information Collection Request, calls on Senate to repeal redundant BLM methane rule

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2017 – API Senior Director for Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman said EPA’s announcement to reassess its methane information collection request was a positive step in reducing significant uncertainties and burdens on the oil and gas industry. 

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