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API looks forward to working with Skip Elliott at PHMSA

WASHINGTON, October 6, 2017 – API today welcomed the confirmation of Howard “Skip” Elliott to be administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) at the Department of Transportation.

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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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Voters near FirstEnergy HQ, Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants reject bailouts

COLUMBUS, Ohio – October 5, 2017 – API Ohio today released a new poll showing that the overwhelming majority of voters in Summit, Lake and Ottawa counties oppose legislation that would allow FirstEnergy to charge its customers a special fee to increase funding to its nuclear plants. The counties, where this poll was conducted, surround FirstEnergy’s headquarters and its Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants.

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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 announces plans for move to new sustainable headquarters to accommodate growing staff, expanded global operations

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2017 – With a growing staff and expanded global operations focused on safety and the environment, API President and CEO Jack Gerard today announced that the association will move to a new headquarters next year located at Capitol Crossing in downtown Washington, D.C. The new self-sustaining LEED certified building will feature green and other cutting-edge technologies.

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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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Petroleum demand last month highest for August since 2007 (includes Monthly Statistical Report)

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2017 – Total petroleum deliveries in August moved up by 1.3 percent from August 2016 to average 20.5 million barrels per day. These were the highest August deliveries in 10 years, since 2007. Compared with July, total domestic petroleum deliveries, a measure of U.S. petroleum demand, decreased 0.6 percent. For year-to-date, total domestic petroleum deliveries moved up 1.3 percent compared to the same period last year.

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API: Pro-growth tax policies will grow economy and strengthen U.S. energy renaissance

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard issued the following statement in response to the tax reform proposal released today by Congressional leaders and White House officials.

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