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New Study: 10.3 million U.S. jobs supported by natural gas & oil in 2015

Industry sees increase of 500,000 supported jobs since 2011

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2017 – API today released a new study showing that the natural gas and oil industry supported 10.3 million U.S. jobs and added $1.3 trillion to the nation’s economy in 2015. The study found that jobs supported by the industry increased by 500,000 since 2011 and showed that all 50 states, whether producing or non-producing, continued to benefit from the industry.

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API welcomes President Trump's commitment to U.S. energy leadership

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed President Trump’s commitment to U.S. energy leadership during today’s remarks at the Department of Energy, including taking the first step in developing a new five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program. 

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API: House action helps implementation of ozone standards

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2017 – API welcomed today’s passage of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The legislation gives states the flexibility they need to implement the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) more efficiently.

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New Study: Floridians benefit from natural gas use

TALLAHASEE, Fla., June 27, 2017 – The Florida Petroleum Council today released a new study on the benefits natural gas brings to the state in terms of consumer savings, family-sustaining jobs and economic growth. The study shows that all 50 states benefit from natural gas produced domestically, including non-producing states.

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API applauds House action to promote a 21st century energy workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2017 – API today applauded action by the U.S. House of Representatives to approve legislation that would promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce. 

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Massachusetts Petroleum Council hires David O’Donnell as associate director

Boston, May 24, 2017 – Massachusetts Petroleum Council (MPC) today announced David O’Donnell as the new Associate Director for API’s division in Massachusetts.

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API: Regulatory system should promote technological innovations and industry best practices

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2017 – API today urged the EPA to adopt a regulatory system that enhances safety and protects the environment while prioritizing the production and refining of American natural gas and oil. The comments filed today are part of the agency’s solicitation of input from the public to inform its Regulatory Reform Task Force's evaluation of existing regulations.

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API: U.S. natural gas and oil infrastructure could support over 1 million jobs, study says

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017 – API released a new study that shows private investment in U.S. natural gas and oil infrastructure could create over 1 million U.S. jobs.

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House ‘Statutory pooling’ bill hurts Colorado consumers and local economies

DENVER, April 26, 2017 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley said the adoption of HB 1336 in the Colorado House of Representatives will negatively impact responsible energy development in Colorado.

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API New York calls on state leaders to embrace consumer, job and environmental benefits of natural gas

ALBANY, NY, April 20, 2017 – API New York Executive Director Karen Moreau called for a course correction on energy by New York’s leadership, and she stressed the important impact clean-burning natural gas can have on jobs, government revenue, and lowering carbon emissions.

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