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Oil, natural gas industry highlights preparedness for upcoming hurricane season

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 –  Today, API along with PMAA, AGA, AFPM, INGAA and NOIA highlighted the steps that the natural gas and oil industry is taking to prepare its operations for the upcoming hurricane season and shared lessons learned and examples of the industry’s resilience from past hurricane seasons.

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API says rule to grant relief from tariffs and quotas on steel must be improved to reduce harm to U.S. businesses and consumers

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute (API) joined other trade associations in comments to the Department of Commerce on Section 232’s Interim Final Rule (IFR) to raise concerns over the ability of natural gas and oil companies to receive relief from steel tariffs and quotas.

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U.S. petroleum demand sustains its highest levels in 11 years

WASHINGTON, MAY 17, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute reported that the first four months of this year saw U.S. petroleum demand average 750 thousand barrels a day above the same period in 2017 despite higher prices, a sign of solid economic activity. April also saw the U.S. produce a record 10.5 million barrels per day (MBD) of oil.

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Oil, natural gas industry leads effort to make our air cleaner through low-carbon technologies, says new study

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2018 – API today released a new study highlighting the natural gas and oil industry’s leadership in making our air cleaner through increased investments in renewables and other low-carbon technologies.

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API: Department of Defense Eastern Gulf of Mexico report supports expanded access for offshore oil and natural gas development in key areas

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 – Following the publication of the Department of Defense’s Compatibility Assessment Report for the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, API’s Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito released the following statement.


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Colorado’s natural gas and oil industry supported smarter, more effective regulation throughout 2018 Legislative Session

DENVER, May 9, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council issued the following statement today as the 71st General Assembly ends, recognizing the progress on establishing clear and smart regulations that help strengthen the industry’s innovations and foster new technologies for improving safety and environmental performance.

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Minnesota PUC should approve Line 3 with preferred route

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 9, 2018 – The Minnesota Petroleum Council called on members of the Public Utilities Commission to approve the Line 3 pipeline project with the preferred route, as submitted by Enbridge, that will minimize environmental impact and avoid supply disruptions.

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Free market principles should drive transportation policies, mandates and subsidies increase consumer costs

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute testified at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on policy implications of electric and conventional vehicles. API Group Director of Downstream and Industry Operations Frank Macchiarola said transportation and energy policies should be based on free-market principles that allow market participants to operate and compete on a level playing field.


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Diverse energy coalition: "No Emergency" to justify subsidies for uneconomic power plants

WASHINGTON – An unusual coalition representing natural gas, power, renewable energy and energy efficiency industry associations submitted a legal analysis to the Department of Energy (DOE) late Monday opposing federal use of emergency authority to provide a long-term subsidy for aging and uneconomic power plants that would otherwise retire.  Such federal action is under consideration following a request from FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), an owner of power plants now in bankruptcy proceedings.


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CPC applauds State Senate passage of new mineral and royalty owner protections

DENVER, May 4, 2018 – Late last night, the Colorado State Senate concurred with the House amendments to the natural gas and oil industry’s compromise statutory pooling bill, Senate Bill 18-230, and the bill now will go to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper for signature.

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