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API: BLM methane rule could suppress American energy renaissance, harm consumers

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 – API expressed disappointment with a no vote to stop an unnecessary, costly and duplicative methane regulation, but said it was encouraged by the Interior Department’s review of the rule as part of an executive order signed in March.

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API Ohio praises House action to remove onerous tax increase from state budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 25, 2017 – API Ohio Executive Director Chris Zeigler welcomed the Ohio House Finance Committee’s decision to remove the proposed severance tax increase from House Bill 49.

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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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Colorado Petroleum Council: Senate decision affirms science and common sense in safe, responsible energy development

DENVER, April 12, 2017 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley welcomed the state Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee’s support for the existing setback regulations established just four years ago by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). The decision to reject HB17-1256 affirms the authority of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the COGCC to ensure that protection of human health and the environment is paramount and balanced responsibly with the safe development of the state’s oil and natural gas resources.

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API survey: U.S. shale drilling expenditures up in 2015

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2017 – The domestic oil and natural gas industry spent an estimated $122.8 billion in drilling approximately 28,809 oil and natural gas wells in 2015, according to API’s 2015 Joint Association Survey on Drilling Costs. 

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Colorado Petroleum Council hires Michael Paules as Associate Director

DENVER, April 3, 2017 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley today announced Michael Paules as the new Associate Director for API’s division in Colorado.

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API-Ohio welcomes former Ohio Senate Democratic Budget and Finance Director as Legislative Analyst

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 31, 2017 – API-Ohio today announced Claire Linkhart will be joining API as the new legislative analyst.

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Appeals court decision places Colorado’s environmental and economic goals at risk

DENVER, March 29, 2017 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley today said that Colorado is a national leader not only in producing oil and natural gas but also in protecting the environment.

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Ban on hydraulic fracturing hurts Maryland's economic and environmental goals

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 27, 2017 – Maryland Petroleum Council (MPC) Executive Director Drew Cobbs said today that the Maryland General Assembly’s decision to approve a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing could hurt Maryland families, jobs, government revenue and energy security.

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Ban on energy development would be a loss for Maryland families and consumers

Annapolis, Md., March 17, 2017 – Maryland Petroleum Council (MPC) Executive Director Drew Cobbs said today that Governor Hogan’s announced support for a ban of hydraulic fracturing to develop natural gas resources in Maryland was a premature decision, prior to the Senate’s opportunity to vote.

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