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Colorado Petroleum Council applauds Senate decision to reject bills weakening Colorado’s energy leadership

DENVER, May 2, 2018 – Today, the Colorado Petroleum Council welcomed activity by the Colorado State Senate, voting down three bills that could have had a harmful effect on the production of natural gas and oil in Colorado, jobs and the economy.

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Gov. Wolf’s duplicative tax is a bad deal for Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2018 – Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman issued the following response today to Governor Wolf’s latest attempt to increase taxes on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.

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API supports Interior Efforts to Enhance Offshore Safety

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2018 – Following the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) announcement regarding proposed revisions to Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rules, API Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito applauded Interior’s work on revising flawed regulations to promote safer offshore operations.


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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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New Report: Liquid pipeline deliveries rise 43 percent while community incidents drop

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 24, 2018 –– API, along with the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), released the pipeline industry’s 2018 Annual Liquids Pipeline Report showing that barrels of crude oil delivered by pipeline rose 43 percent from 2012 – 2016 and pipeline incidents surrounding the public or the environment declined 19 percent over the last five years.

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Line 3 is critical to safely delivering the energy Minnesotans demand everyday

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 23, 2018 – The Minnesota Petroleum Council issued the following statement after a Minnesota Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) released her recommendations on Line 3’s route permit and the project’s certificate of need to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

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API looks forward to working with FERC on improving the pipeline permitting process

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 – API committed to working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the agency seeks input from stakeholders on how to improve the pipeline permitting process.

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Record U.S. oil production fuels highest demand since 2007

WASHINGTON, APRIL 19, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute reported that U.S. petroleum demand reached 20.6 million barrels per day (MBD) last month, the highest level since 2007. To satisfy demand, domestic refineries utilized 91.5 percent of their capacity – a record for the month of March – and processed 17 MBD of oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The U.S. also produced a record 10.4 MBD of crude oil plus another 3.9 MBD of NGLs.

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Natural gas, oil drilling and completions up more than 35 percent over 2017

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 –  API today released its quarterly well completion report for the first quarter of 2018 showing that natural gas and oil drilling and completions rose more than 35 percent over 2017 levels signaling the strength of the U.S. natural gas and oil industry. In addition, the success rate for exploration of natural gas and oil was more than 60 percent, the highest rate since 2009.

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American Petroleum Institute teams up with North America’s Building Trades Unions to enhance safety training for tomorrow’s energy workforce

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) today announced the establishment of the Pipeline Construction Safety Training Program. This landmark program will marry the best practices of both the building trades unions and the natural gas and oil industry into a foundational safety program applicable throughout all energy infrastructure construction.

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