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API Applauds the Administration for Lifting Section 232 Steel Tariffs on Canada and Mexico

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2019 – API released the following statement on the Administration’s decision to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports under Section 232 on Canada and Mexico: 

“We applaud the Administration for reaching an agreement with Canada and Mexico to lift the 25 percent steel tariffs and not replace them with harmful quotas that would stifle U.S. investment in manufacturing and energy infrastructure,” said Kyle Isakower, API Vice President for Economic and Regulatory Policy. “We look forward to reviewing the details of this important agreement, and commend the Administration for recognizing the negative ripple effects the steel tariffs can have on long-term energy investments in America.”


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API Commends House of Representatives for Releasing Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17, 2019—API released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020, providing record funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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API NY Responds to NESE Water Permit Decision

ALBANY, May 16, 2019— API New York released the following statement after the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation decision not to issue a water quality permit necessary to begin construction on Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project.

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U.S. Natural Gas & Oil Industry Turns in Strong April Performance

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute’s latest Monthly Statistical Report (MSR) shows U.S. crude oil production sustained a record-tying 12.1 million barrels per day (mb/d) in April while total petroleum demand was the highest for the month since 2007 at 20.2 million barrels per day.

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Colorado Petroleum Council Names Lynn Granger Executive Director

DENVER, May 16, 2019 – API President and CEO Mike Sommers today named Lynn Granger executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council. Granger joins the Colorado Petroleum Council from Colorado Concern, a leading business advocacy association in the Mountain West, where she served as chief operating officer.

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Growing Trade War with China Could Hurt Growing U.S. LNG Industry, U.S. Consumers

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2019 – API issued the following statement in response to China’s increase of the retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. products, including U.S. LNG:


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API supports renewed bipartisan action to protect U.S. consumers from the broken Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2019 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute praised the leadership of U.S. Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Bill Flores (R-TX) for reintroducing the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act. The bill would cap the fuel ethanol volumes to match current market realities protecting consumers from the failed ethanol mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Indiana Petroleum Council Applauds Governor for Signing Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill Into Law

INDIANAPOLIS, May 7, 2019—The Indiana Petroleum Council released the following statement regarding the critical infrastructure protection bill that Governor Holcomb signed into law today.

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Well Control Rule Enhances Safe Offshore Operations

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2019 – Today’s release of revisions to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Well Control Rule is a part of an ongoing effort that has strengthened industry’s actions on safe operations and a regulatory framework that promotes updated, modern, and safe technologies, industry best practices, and operations.

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API and IOGP Release Joint Position Paper, Support Increase in U.S. LNG Exports to the EU

BRUSSELS, May 2, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) released a position paper today at the first EU-U.S. Energy Council Business-to-Business Energy Forum on encouraging large-scale U.S. LNG exports to the EU’s gas market.

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