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Senate E15 legislation does not benefit consumers or fix broken RFS program

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 – Ahead of tomorrow’s Senate hearing on S.517 the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act which would increase the sale of high ethanol blend gasoline E15, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola held a press conference urging Senators to work on real solutions to the broken Renewable Fuel Standard instead of a bill that doesn’t help consumers and does not fix the broader problem.

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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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API welcomes Senate letter supporting North American energy markets

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed a letter sent by eight U.S. Senators to U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer emphasizing the importance of North American energy markets to American consumers and U.S. energy security in advance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation.

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API: Nuclear bailouts would harm Ohio consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2017 – API today urged members of the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee to follow the lead of their House colleagues and reject legislation that would bail out the nuclear power industry and raise rates on consumers.

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Defeat of Millstone nuclear bill is a victory for Connecticut consumers

Hartford, Conn., June 8, 2017 – The Connecticut Petroleum Council today applauded action by the Connecticut General Assembly to reject legislation that would give special treatment to the Millstone nuclear power plant by forcing consumers in the state to pay more for electricity. 

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API names Megan Bloomgren as Vice President of Communications

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2017 – API today announced Megan Barnett Bloomgren as its new vice president for communications. Bloomgren most recently served as acting deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Department of the Interior. The current vice president, Linda Rozett, will retire later this month after seven years of service to the top oil and natural gas lobby.

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API: Improved implementation of ozone standards will help local economies and ensure job security

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – API said that the EPA’s announced delay of the implementation of the 2015 ozone standards offers a needed opportunity for states, the administration and Congress to improve the standards and ensure job security while protecting the economy.

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Ohio voters reject bailouts for nuclear power companies, says new poll

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 7, 2017 – API Ohio today released a new poll showing that the overwhelming majority of Ohio voters oppose legislation that would allow FirstEnergy to charge its customers with a special fee to increase funding to its nuclear power plants. API Ohio urged members of the Ohio state legislature to reject this misguided legislation, Ohio Senate Bill 128 & House Bill 178.

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API applauds Senate committee action on FERC nominees

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – API applauded today’s action by the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to advance the nominations of Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and called on the full Senate to take immediate action to approve these nominees.

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API releases new report on safety, environmental stewardship, and benefits to local communities

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2017 – API today released a new report highlighting concrete ways America’s oil and natural gas industry provides safety and environmental benefits to local communities as well as economic prosperity.

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