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    Renewable Fuel Standard Facts

    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 included an expanded Renewable Fuel Standard, which the EPA used to develop a final rule effective July 1, 2010. To comply with the Standard, biofuel producers and importers must blend increasing amounts of biofuels into gasoline and diesel.
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    U.S. Crude Oil Exports

    Consumers are among the first to benefit from free trade, and crude oil is no exception. Gasoline costs are tied to a global market; additional crude oil exports could help increase supplies, put downward pressure on the prices at the pump and create more jobs right here at home.
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    Liquefied Natural Gas: Exports - America’s Opportunity and Advantage

    LNG, or liquefied natural gas, is a clear, odorless, noncorrosive, nontoxic liquid that is formed when natural gas is cooled to around -260 F. This shrinks the volume by about 600 times, making the resource easier to store and transport through marine shipments.
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    API Map of LNG sites Critical to U.S. Export Goals

    API has launched a new web-based map tracking liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects, including those waiting for approval from the federal government. Approval of the multi-billion dollar export terminals could create thousands of American jobs, strengthen the U.S. geopolitical position, reduce global emissions, and help the Obama administration to meet its promise to double American exports.
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  • API Reply Comments regarding 2012 LNG Export Study with Preliminary ICF Results

    February 25, 2013 - The American Petroleum Institute (API) submitted these reply comments in response to various comments submitted during the initial comment period and in further support of the expeditious approval of pending LNG export applications by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  Included with the comments is the Status Report and Preliminary Results: The Economic Impacts of U.S. LNG Exports, prepared by ICF International.
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  • Jack Gerard delivers 2015 State of American Energy address

    Jack Gerard, API President and CEO, outlines The State of American Energy and the role of the oil and natural gas industry in economic growth, job creation and energy security.
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  • The State of American Energy Report

    This report highlights how America can choose a future where the oil and natural gas industry continues to contribute to our nation’s economic recovery and job creation; to develop and utilize state-of-the-art technologies to safely discover, extract, refine, and transport oil and natural gas; and to enable the U.S. to become a global energy superpower.
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  • The Impacts of U.S. Crude Oil Exports

    A new state-by-state analysis shows that 18 U.S. states could gain over 5,000 jobs each in 2020 from exports of U.S. crude oil. The U.S. is poised to become the world’s largest oil producer, and access to foreign customers will create economic opportunities across the country.
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    Why are Seismic Surveys Needed in the Atlantic OCS

    Seismic testing has been safely used in the U.S. and around the world for decades to locate potential new sources of hydrocarbon energy. But as the federal government prepares to allow seismic surveys off the Atlantic Coast, groups opposed to oil and natural gas development are actively spreading misinformation.
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    Offshore Access to America’s Oil and Natural Gas Resources

    API has assembled a primer to show the how access to domestic sources of oil and natural gas would create new, good jobs when millions are still looking for work; bring billions of dollars to federal and state treasuries as governments are scrambling for revenue; reduce our balance of trade, and enhance America’s energy security.
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