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Virginia Petroleum Council: Offshore exploration can bring jobs, consumer benefits and economic growth to Virginia

RICHMOND, February 21, 2018 – Virginia Executive Director Miles Morin emphasized the opportunities that exploring offshore energy resources can bring to Virginia’s economic and energy future prior to today’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan. 

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API supports NAFTA modernization that retains strong protections for U.S. investors

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement in advance of the seventh round of NAFTA negotiations, highlighting the energy and economic benefits of NAFTA, and urging the administration to retain critical protections for U.S. businesses.

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API: Department of Commerce’s recommendation to implement restrictions on steel and aluminum inconsistent with the Administration’s vision for economic growth

WASHINGTON, February 16, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard raised serious concerns with the Department of Commerce’s announcement recommending tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S.

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U.S. crude oil production hits a record high in January at 10.2 million barrels per day

WASHINGTON, February 16, 2018 – U.S. crude production rose to 10.2 million barrels per day (MBD) in January – the highest monthly output on record, according to API’s monthly statistical report. This was an increase of 1.1 percent versus December and 15.1 percent from January 2017.

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Colorado Petroleum Council supports new flowline safety rulemaking

DENVER, February 13, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council said it supports the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rulemaking that will strengthen the commission’s infrastructure flowline regulations and update the 811 "one-call" safety program. The 811 program gives property owners one number to call to notify all utilities operating in an area to come mark their submerged lines prior to commencing any digging operations.

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South Carolina Petroleum Council: Offshore exploration is critical to state's economic future

COLUMBIA, February 13, 2018 – South Carolina Petroleum Council Executive Director Mark Harmon today highlighted the need for exploring offshore energy resources and the importance to South Carolina’s economic future prior to today’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan. 


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API welcomes new proposal to fix venting and flaring rule

WASHINGTON, February 12, 2018 – API issued the following statement regarding the release of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new proposed rule addressing methane emissions related to oil and natural gas production.

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Colorado Petroleum Council welcomes mill levy increase to ensure necessary funding for COGCC

DENVER, February 12, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) issued the following statement in support of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (COGCC) mill levy increase to secure much needed funding for the Commission to ensure adequate staffing and timely review and approval of applications for safe and responsible energy development in Colorado.


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API: Energy infrastructure critical to nation’s consumers, workers, environment

WASHINGTON, February 12, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed President Trump’s commitment to promoting our nation’s energy infrastructure as the White House released its infrastructure legislative outline.


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CPC disappointed in House Vote, urges Senate to protect Colorado from reckless legislation

DENVER, February 9, 2018 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley criticized the Colorado House of Representatives approval of legislation by a vote of 34-30 that could slow or even halt energy development in Colorado and decrease revenue to the state.

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