Letters or Comments
Jack Gerard Letter to U.S. Senate on CRA Resolution to Revoke Bureau of Land Management's Methane Rule
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute (API) strongly supports H.J. Res. 36, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “Methane and Waste Prevention” rule. Please find below and attached a letter of support from API President and CEO Jack Gerard for H.J. Res. 36, which was approved by the House of Representatives in February. Methane emissions from natural gas and oil production are declining even as production soars, and we share Interior Secretary Zinke’s commitment to reducing waste and ensuring the fair return for the taxpayer, which will continue to be within the BLM’s authority should the CRA disapproval resolution be approved by the Senate. We ask the Senate to approve this resolution.
API's Letter to Scott Pruit Regarding Reconsideration of Oil and Natural Gas Sector Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources
Monday, May 1, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute sent a May 1, 2017, letter to Scott Pruitt regarding the agency’s intent to convene a proceeding for reconsideration of the Final Rule, “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources,” which was published on June 3, 2016 (81 FR 35824).
Monday, April 3, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) is pleased to provide comments to the Department of Commerce on the Request for Information (RFI) on the Impact of Federal Regulations on Domestic Manufacturing.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
API President and CEO Jack Gerard sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry on the need for expedited approvals of all pending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and non-FTA liquefied natural gas export authorization applications.
Monday, March 6, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute (API) strongly supports the Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Planning, also called BLM Planning 2.0.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute along with the American Gas Association, the American Public Gas Association, and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America submitted comments on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Interim Final Rule establishing for the first time Federal pipeline safety regulations for underground natural gas storage facilities (Interim Final Rule or IFR).
Monday, February 13, 2017
API filed comments on Monday, February 13, 2017, to EPA’s Proposed Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications and State Implementation Plan Requirements (81 Fed. Reg. 81,276 (Nov. 17, 2016)). API’s comments focus on how best EPA can facilitate a less burdensome transition between the 2008 and 2015 standards so states and businesses are not dealing with two sets of requirements and timetables simultaneously. Further, API urges EPA to utilize the full scope of its statutory authority to extend compliance flexibility to areas not presently attaining the 2008 standards. API comments also cover the complexities of attaining the stringent ozone standards given the scope of background ozone and the lack of currently available EPA tools for states to use in crafting successful State Implementation Plans.
Monday, February 6, 2017
American Petroleum Institute along with the American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, American Public Power Association, Association of Pipe Lines, Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Supply Association, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, Larger Public Power Council, National Hydropower Association, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Natural Gas Supply Association, and the Nuclear Energy Institute sent a letter to President Trump urging the administration to promptly nominate candidates to fill FERC's three existing vacancies as quickly as possible so a quorum can be reconstituted without undue delay.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Western Energy Alliance, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, and the Colorado Petroleum Council strongly support the use of the Congressional Review Act to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule, otherwise known as BLM’s methane rule.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
On January 31, 2017, API President and CEO Jack Gerard sent this letter to House leaders Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. The American Petroleum Institute (API) strongly supports H.J.Res. 41, providing for congressional disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers” (Section 1504 rule). API strongly supports transparency. Unfortunately, the Section 1504 rule fails to strike the right balance between its intended disclosure requirement purposes and protecting the competitiveness of U.S.-publicly listed companies, hurting American workers and investors.