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API Letter to BLM Requesting Extension of Waste Prevention Comment Period (February 8, 2016)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) respectfully requests that the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) extend the comment deadline for the proposed rule: RIN 1004-AE14 Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation. API asks that BLM extend the public comment period for this proposal for at least an additional 30 days, until May 9, 2016.

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Erik Milito Letter to BOEM on “Clean Air Reporting and Compliance” Proposed Rule (February 10, 2016)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has been monitoring the development of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) proposed rule titled, “Clean Air Reporting and Compliance.” Many of our members operate offshore production facilities in the central and western Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska and will be directly impacted by this proposed rule.

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Jack Gerard letter to Senate leadership in support of S.2012 (January 28, 2016)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (API) strongly supports S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act. In particular, the bill includes provisions that will require the Department of Energy to consider natural gas export permit applications in a timely manner, ensure natural gas pipelines are permitted more efficiently, and foster necessary collaboration among federal and state governments, educational institutions, industry, and labor to encourage and promote diversity in the energy and manufacturing sector.

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Erik Milito's letter to EPA regarding EPA's assessment of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources (December 14, 2015)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Comments of the American Petroleum Institute (API) on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel’s Peer Review of EPA’s Draft Report, Assessment of Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources (May, 2015 External Review Draft, EPA/600/R-15/047) -- Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OA-2015-0245

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Coalition Comments to NPS on Proposed Rule on Non-Federal Oil and Gas Operations

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Coalition Comments to the National Park Service Geologic Resources Division regarding proposed rule on General Provisions and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights.

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Jack Gerard letter to Congress in support of lifting the crude oil export ban (December 16, 2015)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Extensive research has determined that lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports would create American jobs, bolster the U.S. economy, and benefit consumers. According to various studies, lifting the ban would create one million jobs at its peak in 2018, and add $38 billion to our economy, and lower our trade deficit by $22 billion and our federal budget deficit by $1.4 billion in the coming years. And every major study agrees – crude oil exports would put downward pressure on U.S. gasoline prices, benefiting American consumers.

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API comments on EPA’s proposed methane rules for oil and natural gas production (December 4, 2015)

Friday, December 4, 2015

EPA’s proposal for additional methane regulations on oil and gas wells and transmission are duplicative and costly. They could also undermine the progress our industry has made lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The fact is that America is already leading the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Comments to BOEM on Financial Assurance Criteria (November 23, 2015)

Monday, November 23, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API), the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), and the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) (the Associations) offer the following feedback on the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM’s) proposed updated criteria to determine the financial ability of lessees, operators, pipeline rights-of-way (ROW) holders, and rights-of-use and easement (RUE) holders to carry out their obligations on leases, ROWs, and RUEs issued on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and the potential need for additional security as authorized in 30 CFR § 556.53 (d) –(f) to ensure performance of these obligations.

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Letter to Senate regarding the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (October 22, 2015)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The undersigned associations, which strongly support the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), write to urge you to oppose the Paul Amendment #2564. Protecting consumers' sensitive data and ensuring their privacy is of paramount importance to our member firms, and is also an underlying goal of CISA.

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Coalition letter to the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 702, a bill to lift the self-imposed restriction on U.S. crude oil exports (October 6, 2015)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Coalition letter in support of H.R. 702, a bill to lift the self-imposed restriction on U.S. crude oil exports. Enactment of this important bipartisan legislation will benefit American consumers, create jobs right here at home, grow the economy, reduce our trade deficit, and bolster our strategic alliances abroad.

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