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Natural Gas and Oil Industry actively contributes to Colorado’s quality of life, education, health and economy, says new report

DENVER, June 11, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council, a division of the American Petroleum Institute, today released a report about the role that the natural gas and oil industry plays in the state. The report reviews the essential role the industry plays in supporting Colorado’s high quality of life, including contributing to educational funds, supporting the expansion of available medical facilities, and lowering emissions.


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API welcomes BLM clarification for American natural gas and oil development on public lands

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2018 – API today welcomed the Bureau of Land Management’s issuance of a new policy directing its field offices to expedite its review and approval processes for natural gas and oil exploration and production projects on federal lands, consistent with the intentions of Congress when it enacted the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

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API Announces New “Explore Offshore” Coalition In Virginia Supporting Access To the Atlantic’s Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Resources; Part of Larger Effort Supporting Expanded Access to America’s energy resources

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2018 – API today announced the formation of “Explore Offshore”, a new coalition of more than 100 community organizations, associations, businesses and local leaders in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida who support increased access to offshore U.S. oil and natural gas resources. The Virginia effort will be led by Winsome Sears, Former Virginia Delegate from the 90th district and Mike Watson, Former Virginia Delegate from the 93rd district. Jim Nicholson, who served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the George W. Bush Administration, and former Virginia Senator Jim Webb will serve as bipartisan national co-chairs of the coalition.

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API Announces New “Explore Offshore” Coalition In South Carolina Supporting Expanded Access To the Atlantic’s Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Resources; Part of Larger Effort Backing Increased Offshore Access

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2018 – API today announced the formation of “Explore Offshore”, a new coalition of more than 100 community organizations, associations, businesses and local leaders in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida who support increased access to offshore U.S. oil and natural gas resources. The South Carolina effort will be led by Stephen Gilchrist, Chairman of the South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce. Jim Nicholson, who served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the George W. Bush Administration, and former Virginia Senator Jim Webbwill serve as bipartisan national co-chairs of the coalition.

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API Announces New “Explore Offshore” Coalition In North Carolina Supporting Expanded Access To State’s Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Resources; Part of Larger Effort Backing Offshore Energy Opportunities in Southeast United States

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2018 – API today announced the formation of “Explore Offshore”, a new coalition of more than 100 community organizations, associations, businesses and local leaders in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida who support increased access to offshore U.S. oil and natural gas resources in the Southeast, including nearly 30 groups in North Carolina. The North Carolina effort will be led by Former Mayor of Fayetteville Nat RobertsonJim Nicholson, who served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the George W. Bush Administration, and former Secretary of the Navy and Virginia Senator Jim Webb will serve as bipartisan national co-chairs of the coalition.

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API Announces New “Explore Offshore” Coalition In Georgia Supporting Expanded Access To State’s Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Resources; Part of Larger Effort Backing Offshore Energy Opportunities in Southeast United States

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2018 – API today announced the launch of “Explore Offshore”, a new coalition of more than 100 community organizations, associations, businesses and local leaders in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida who support increased access to offshore U.S. oil and natural gas resources. Jim Nicholson, who served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the George W. Bush Administration, and former Secretary of the Navy and Virginia Senator Jim Webb will serve as bipartisan national co-chairs of the coalition. Georgia State Petroleum Council Director, Hunter Hopkins, will serve as Explore Offshore for Georgia’s Chair.

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API Announces New “Explore Offshore” Coalition In Florida Supporting Expanded Access To Eastern Gulf of Mexico’s Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Resources; Part of Larger Effort Backing Expanded Access

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2018 – API today announced the launch of “Explore Offshore”, a new coalition of more than 100 community organizations, associations, businesses and local leaders in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida who support increased access to offshore U.S. oil and natural gas resources. The Florida effort will be led by Dr. Miriam Ramirez, Former Puerto Rico State Senator, Jeff Kottkamp, Former Lieutenant Governor of Florida, and Wayne Harris, former Okaloosa County Commissioner. Jim Nicholson, who served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the George W. Bush Administration, and former Virginia Senator Jim Webb will serve as bipartisan national co-chairs of the coalition.

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API Announces Bipartisan “Explore Offshore” Coalition Supporting Expanded Access To U.S. Natural Gas and Oil Resources

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2018 –Today, API launched “Explore Offshore”, a new coalition of more than 100 diverse community organizations, associations, businesses and local leaders in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida who support increased access to offshore U.S. natural gas and oil for responsible development using advanced technologies. The coalition will be co-chaired by former Secretary of the Navy and former Democratic Virginia Senator Jim Webb and former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson.

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Colorado Petroleum Council applauds Senate for supporting new mineral and royalty owner protections

DENVER, April 24, 2018 – Today API applauded the Colorado Senate’s passage of Senate Bill18-230, legislation that will modify Colorado’s regulations to strengthen protections for mineral and royalty owners.

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Record-high natural gas and oil production, rising wages, and new tax law to fuel hundreds of millions of extra dollars into Colorado’s state budget

DENVER, April 3, 2018 – Natural gas and oil production is a top contributor to Colorado’s general fund – a portion of the state budget. Next fiscal year’s revenue increases could top ten percent, up to $12.5 billion, according to the latest economic and revenue forecast by the Legislative Council.

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