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


Michael Tadeo | 202.682.8114 | TadeoM@api.org


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.

“With the Senate’s action today to restore a quorum at FERC, the agency will be able to resume its responsibility of properly evaluating and approving natural gas pipeline projects around the country,” said API Midstream Group Director Robin Rorick. “There are billions of dollars of privately funded infrastructure projects currently tied up at FERC because the agency has lacked a quorum. With the confirmation of both Powelson and Chatterjee, the agency can now move forward in approving the critical natural gas infrastructure that will create jobs across the country, and help ensure that consumers can have access to clean-burning, affordable, reliable natural gas.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.

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