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Virginia Petroleum Council to Gov. McAuliffe: Virginians benefit from safe offshore energy development

RICHMOND, Va., August 17, 2017 – The Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Miles Morin released the following statement in response to Governor McAuliffe’s comments on the Interior Department’s oil and gas leasing program.  

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

WASHINGTON, August 17, 2017 – Total petroleum deliveries in July moved up by 4.9 percent from July 2016 to average nearly 20.7 million barrels per day. These were the highest July deliveries in 10 years, since 2007. Compared with June, total domestic petroleum deliveries, a measure of U.S. petroleum demand, increased 1.6 percent. For year-to-date, total domestic petroleum deliveries moved up 1.3 percent compared to the same period last year.

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API: Expanding offshore energy opportunities will benefit American energy consumers

WASHINGTON, August 17, 2017 – API today urged the administration to expand the next five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program to include areas of the Outer Continental Shelf, including the Atlantic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic, with potential for new domestic energy resources, job creation, increased government revenue, and strengthened national security.

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Pennsylvania voters reject bailouts for nuclear power companies, says new poll

HARRISBURG, Pa., August 16, 2017 – API Pennsylvania today released a new poll showing that the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvania voters would oppose legislation that would force consumers in the state to pay a special fee to bailout nuclear power companies. API Pennsylvania urged members of the Pennsylvania state legislature to reject any measure that could raise costs for consumers and hurt workers across the state.

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American economy and consumers benefit from government streamlining of energy infrastructure

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard called President Trump’s executive order to streamline energy infrastructure an important step in speeding up projects, creating jobs, and improving government efficiencies in delivering energy Americans demand.

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API welcomes court action turning back challenge to LNG exports from Freeport facility

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2017 – API today welcomed the decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject arguments made in opposition to the Department of Energy’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export authorization granted to the Freeport LNG terminal on Quintana Island, Texas, and affirm a predictable and reasonable permitting process for additional LNG export facilities across the country.

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API: Be Safe - Know what’s below before you dig, call 811

WASHINGTON, August 11, 2017 ─ Today the American Petroleum Institute marked National Safe Digging Day with a friendly reminder to all Americans to always call 811 before any digging  project to protect vital infrastructure.

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DOI offers opportunity for greater collaboration between state and federal governments on sage grouse conservation

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2017 – API issued the following statement in response to the Department of the Interior today ordering the Bureau of Land Management to make changes to its conservation efforts for the greater sage grouse and collaboration between state and federal governments. In June, Secretary Zinke issued a secretarial order to establish an internal review team to evaluate federal and state sage grouse conservation plans to ensure they are complementary.

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API: New seismic impact statement disregards industry's operating record in Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2017 – API issued the following statement expressing disappointment in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on seismic surveying in the Gulf of Mexico. API previously joined the International Association of Geophysical Contractors, the National Ocean Industries Association, and the Offshore Operators Committee to submit detailed comments on BOEM’s Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.  The final Programmatic EIS issued today failed to take into account extensive industry mitigation efforts and use the best available scientific information in setting new operational measures.

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API: Senate action to restore quorum at FERC will advance energy infrastructure

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2017 – API applauded the Senate’s action today to confirm Rob Powelson and Neil Chatterjee to be commissioners at FERC – restoring a quorum at the agency. 

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