WASHINGTON, October 28, 2016 – API Chief Economist Erica Bowman today highlighted the positive impact that improved energy infrastructure could have on utility prices on Friday’s press conference call on the energy outlook for the 2016-2017 winter season. Bowman’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, are available on API’s website.
WASHINGTON, October 28, 2016 – The American Petroleum Institute’s Global Industry Services department (API Global) has established a new Source Inspector Electrical Equipment (SIEE) certification, the third offering within a suite of Source Inspector Certification Programs designed by inspection and quality subject matter experts specifically for the oil and gas industry.
WASHINGTON, October 27, 2016 – API filed comments today in support of competitive rail switching that would allow market forces to have greater influence over rail shipment rates. The comments were filed jointly with the Shipper Coalition for Railroad Competition as the Surface Transportation Board looks to update its rules for rail shipments.
WASHINGTON, October 21, 2016 – Total petroleum deliveries in September increased 1.0 percent from September 2015, but were down 2.6 percent from August to average 19.6 million barrels per day. These September deliveries were the highest deliveries for the month in nine years, since 2007. For the third quarter of 2016, total petroleum deliveries, a measure of U.S. petroleum demand, decreased by 0.1 percent from the same period last year. For year to date, total domestic petroleum deliveries remained flat compared to the same period last year.
WASHINGTON, October 20, 2016 – API Senior Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard J. Feldman cautioned that EPA and states should not pile on additional guidelines and regulations on the oil and gas industry until EPA completes its Oil and Gas Information Collection Request (ICR) and subsequent analyses.
WASHINGTON, October 13, 2016 – Offshore Sr. Policy Advisor Andy Radford today highlighted the importance of seismic surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and the potential significance of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) recently released Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).
WASHINGTON, October 12, 2016 – API Market Development Executive Director Marty Durbin today welcomed new data by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showing that due to natural gas, carbon dioxide emissions for energy use dropped to 25 year lows in the first half of 2016.
WASHINGTON, October 12, 2016 – API Midstream Group Director Robin Rorick condemned the dangerous tactics taken by extremists to illegally shut off several cross border pipelines.
WASHINGTON, October 10, 2016 – API announced today that estimated oil wells drilled and completed in the third quarter of 2016 remained relatively unchanged from the previous quarter at 2,285. That is a decline of 3.7%, which follows an average of 17.3% in quarterly declines for the past year and a half.
WASHINGTON, October 7, 2016 – Today API Executive Director for Market Development Marty Durbin welcomed new data from a report on American Manufacturing released by the White House National Economic Council showing that U.S.-based manufacturers have a competitive advantage thanks to abundant and affordable natural gas.