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Letters or Comments

Comments on the proposed changes to the BSEE Well Control Rule

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The American Petroleum Institute (API), the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC), the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA), and the US Oil and Gas Association respectfully submit the following comments on the proposed regulatory revisions to Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control requirements in 30 C.F.R. part 250. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) published these proposed changes on May 11, 2018, in a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled, ‘‘Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf—Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Revisions.’’

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Letter In Support Of Senator Corker’s Legislation On Congressional Oversight on Tariffs

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The American Petroleum Institute signed an association letter in support of Senator Corker’s legislation to add congressional oversight on harmful tariffs on the basis on national security concerns. 

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Letter to the Governors on Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Incentives

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Letter to the Governors on Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Incentives

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Letter from API to the Department of Treasury Regarding the Base Erosion Adjustment Tax (BEAT)

Friday, June 22, 2018

The industry strongly believes that Treasury regulations for the BEAT should be written to ensure the net operating loss add back required under the BEAT is determined based on the base erosion percentage in the year the NOL arose, and the BEAT add back for pre-TJCA losses carried into a post-TCJA year should be zero, and finally the use of a pre-2018 NOLs going forward should not be treated as a BEAT payment and are distinguishable from pre-2018 interest deductions deferred under section 163(j).

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API Comments on Section 232 to Department of Commerce

Friday, May 18, 2018

API along with other trade associations submitted comments to the docket in response to the Interim Final Rule (IFR) on relief for the oil and natural gas industry from tariffs and quotas on steel imports.

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API Coalition Comments to DOE on Coal and Nuclear Plant Bailouts

Monday, May 7, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – An unusual coalition representing natural gas, power, renewable energy and energy efficiency industry associations submitted a legal analysis to the Department of Energy (DOE) late Monday opposing federal use of emergency authority to provide a long-term subsidy for aging and uneconomic power plants that would otherwise retire. Such federal action is under consideration following a request from FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), an owner of power plants now in bankruptcy proceedings.

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Submittal of API Comments to BLM Waste Prevention Rule RIN 1004-AE53

Monday, April 23, 2018

With this comment letter, submitted on April 23, 2018, API supports the Proposed Rule, which would significantly improve upon BLM’s 2016 effort to regulate venting and flaring of gas from BLM and Indian lands (“2016 Rule”), and more properly reflect the principles of the previously-applicable 1979 Notice to Lessees and Operators of Onshore Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases, Royalty or Compensation for Oil and Gas Lost (“NTL-4A”). The Proposed Rule also properly reflects that the MLA authorizes venting and flaring restrictions for the sole purpose of preventing “undue waste” of federal mineral resources. See 30 U.S.C. §§ 187 & 225. The Proposed Rule would incorporate into regulation the lease-specific concept of “waste” as intended by Congress when enacting the MLA, and incorporated by the Department into its oil and gas leases and regulations from the inception of its oil and gas leasing program.

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API Comments on EPA's Proposed Withdrawal of CTGs for Oil and Gas Sector

Monday, April 23, 2018

API submitted the attached comments to the docket (www.regulations.gov) on the EPA’s Notice of Proposed Withdrawal of the Control Techniques Guidelines for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry, published at 83 FR 10478 on March 9, 2018.

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API letter to President Trump on use of DOE's emergency authority to keep FirstEnergy's coal and nuclear plants open

Friday, April 13, 2018

API letter to President Trump on use of DOE's emergency authority to keep FirstEnergy's coal and nuclear plants open.

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API Comments to the DRBC on its November 30, 2017 Proposed Rulemaking on Special Regulations Regarding Natural Gas Development Activities

Friday, March 30, 2018

Comment letter and Appendix A submitted on March 30, 2018 by the American Petroleum Institute (API) on the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC’s ) notice of proposed rulemaking on Amendments to the Administrative Manual and Special Regulations Regarding Natural Gas Development Activities. These comments were submitted electronically, via the DRBC website.

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