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Opening ANWR critical to U.S. energy security, economic competitiveness

WASHINGTON, November 9, 2017 – API welcomed legislation that would allow for safe and responsible natural gas and oil development in a small non-wilderness portion of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The legislation was released by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to be included as part of the budget reconciliation bill.

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American made energy is growing, estimated completed wells up 63 percent this year

Washington, October 9, 2017 – API today announced that estimated wells completed in the third quarter of 2017 increased 63 percent compared to the third quarter of 2016. This includes a dramatic 84 percent increase for all oil wells completed from year-ago levels. 

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API: BLM proposal offers opportunity to fix Venting and Flaring rule

WASHINGTON, October 4, 2017 – API welcomed the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) proposal today to delay certain requirements of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) venting and flaring rule while the agency reviews its cost-benefit analysis and makes revisions to the 2016 rule.

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API: BLM proposal recognizes opportunity to ensure public lands can support economic growth, job creation and greater environmental benefits

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2017 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) submitted comments today on BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing rule and expressed support for a regulatory framework that relies upon the experience and expertise of state regulatory agencies in advancing safety and environmental protection.

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Misguided DRBC Proposal on Energy Development Ignores Consumer Demand, Economic Benefits, and State's Environmental Protections

HARRISBURG, Pa., September 13, 2017 – API Pennsylvania (API-PA) responded to the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in the region.

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Colorado Petroleum Council statement on industry commitment to safety, local communities and the environment

DENVER, August 22, 2017 – Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) today released the following statement in response to Governor Hickenlooper’s proposals on industry safety. The CPC and its members are committed to safe and responsible operations, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity for communities throughout the state.

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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 welcomes Senate support for U.S. offshore energy development

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 – API welcomed a letter sent today by 36 U.S. Senators to Interior Secretary Zinke in support of the safe and environmentally responsible development of our nation’s offshore energy resources as the administration begins developing a new five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program.

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API: Oil and natural gas drilling sees 62 percent increase over 2016 levels

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 – API today announced that estimated total wells drilled and completed in the second quarter of 2017 increased 62 percent compared to the second quarter of 2016. This includes a 41 percent increase in estimated development gas well completions and a dramatic 81 percent increase in total estimated oil well completions from year-ago levels. Total estimated oil well completions also increased 19 percent from the first quarter of 2017. Growing well completion figures could lead to an increase in U.S. oil production, which rose 62 percent from 2010 to 2016, and U.S. natural gas production which, also increased 26 percent during the same time.

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API welcomes President Trump's commitment to U.S. energy leadership

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed President Trump’s commitment to U.S. energy leadership during today’s remarks at the Department of Energy, including taking the first step in developing a new five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program. 

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