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Natural Gas, Oil Industry Launch Environmental Partnership to Accelerate Reductions in Methane, VOCs

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2017 – America’s natural gas and oil industry today announced a landmark partnership to accelerate improvements to environmental performance in operations across the country. Focused initially on reducing methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, the Environmental Partnership includes 26 natural gas and oil producers, who produce a significant portion of American energy resources. Participating companies will begin implementing the voluntary program starting January 1, 2018.

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Colorado Petroleum Council shares the Air Quality Control Commission’s goal to continue Colorado’s environmental and energy leadership

DENVER, November 16, 2017 – The Colorado Petroleum Council issued the following statement regarding the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Air Quality Control Commission’s new rule.

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Emissions have plunged 25 percent without proposed “Clean Power Plan”

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed action by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to address the flawed “Clean Power Plan.”

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API welcomes nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be EPA Deputy Administrator

WASHINGTON, October 5, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed President Trump’s nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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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: Natural gas generation is essential to the reliability of our electric power system

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2017 – API Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Marty Durbin highlighted the reliability and resilience of natural gas power generation today before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy’s hearing to examine reliability in a transforming electricity industry.

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Increased U.S. natural gas exports boost jobs and accelerate economic growth, says new study

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2017 – API today released a new study showing that increased exports of clean and abundant U.S. natural gas (in the form of liquefied natural gas or LNG) could support between 220,000 and 452,000 additional American jobs and add up to $73 billion to the U.S. economy by 2040. The study, conducted by ICF International, also concluded that increased LNG exports would have a minimal impact on natural gas prices. Greater use of natural gas across the world is estimated to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, just as natural gas in U.S. power generation has helped reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to near 25-year lows.

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Take the smart approach for electricity grid resiliency, consumers and the U.S. economy

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2017 – API responded to today’s notice of proposed rulemaking from the Department of Energy requesting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to implement reforms focused on the reliability and resiliency of America’s electricity grid.

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API welcomes effort to strengthen U.S. energy infrastructure, create jobs, benefit consumers

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2017 – API today welcomed the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would increase certainty, transparency, and efficiency in the permitting process for natural gas pipelines at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). S. 1844, the Coordinating Interagency Review of Natural Gas Infrastructure Act of 2017, was introduced by Sens. Inhofe, R-Okla., and King, I-Maine.

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API: Natural gas is critical to a reliable and resilient grid

WASHINGTON, August 24, 2017 – API highlighted the reliability and resilience of natural gas for power generation as the Department of Energy released its staff report on electricity markets and reliability.

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