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Petroleum demand last month highest for April since 2008 (includes monthly statistical report)

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 – Total petroleum deliveries in April moved up by 1.7 percent from April 2016 to average 19.6 million barrels per day. These were the highest April deliveries in nine years, since 2008. Compared with March, total domestic petroleum deliveries, a measure of U.S. petroleum demand, decreased 0.3 percent. For year to date, total domestic petroleum deliveries moved up slightly by 0.1 percent compared to the same period last year to average 19.4 million barrels per day.

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Connecticut voters oppose special treatment for the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant

Hartford, Conn., May 18, 2017 – The Connecticut Petroleum Council today released a new poll showing that the overwhelming majority of Connecticut registered voters oppose legislation that would give special treatment to the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant and agree that consumers in the state should not be forced to pay more for electricity to help Millstone be more profitable. 

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API: Regulatory system should promote technological innovations and industry best practices

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2017 – API today urged the EPA to adopt a regulatory system that enhances safety and protects the environment while prioritizing the production and refining of American natural gas and oil. The comments filed today are part of the agency’s solicitation of input from the public to inform its Regulatory Reform Task Force's evaluation of existing regulations.

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API welcomes administration’s action on FERC nominees

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 – API welcomed President Trump’s nomination of Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson to be FERC commissioners and highlighted the importance of a working quorum at the agency so it can continue to properly evaluate and advance energy infrastructure projects across the country. 

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API welcomes the withdrawal of harmful new Jones Act rulings

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 – Today API welcomed Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) decision to withdraw its proposed changes to the agency’s interpretation of the Jones Act as it applies to vessels in offshore oil and natural gas activity, a change that could have had widespread negative impacts on American jobs.

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API: BLM methane rule could suppress American energy renaissance, harm consumers

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 – API expressed disappointment with a no vote to stop an unnecessary, costly and duplicative methane regulation, but said it was encouraged by the Interior Department’s review of the rule as part of an executive order signed in March.

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API Ohio: Let the markets work to protect consumers, reject nuclear subsidies

COLUMBUS, Ohio – May 9, 2017 – API Ohio highlighted the dangers of skewing the energy markets with subsidies for nuclear power on Tuesday. 

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API: U.S. natural gas and oil infrastructure could support over 1 million jobs, study says

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017 – API released a new study that shows private investment in U.S. natural gas and oil infrastructure could create over 1 million U.S. jobs.

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Colorado Petroleum Council: Communities depend on growing economic revenues and job opportunities supported by oil and natural gas industry

DENVER, April 28, 2017 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley released the following statement regarding today’s vote by the Colorado Secretary of State's Title Board confirming that the board did not have jurisdiction to set a title for a proposed severance tax initiative (Initiative #20), meaning it will not appear on the 2017 ballot.

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API welcomes Trump administration action to prioritize domestic energy production

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2017 – Today API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed the Trump administration’s executive action to advance domestic energy production.

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