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The Environmental Partnership Annual Report Shows Industry Progress in Reducing Flaring

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2021 – The Environmental Partnership today released its third annual report highlighting the industry’s progress in reducing flaring. Participants in the partnership’s new flare management program reported a 50 percent reduction in flare volumes from 2019 to 2020, even as oil and natural gas production remained consistent among participating companies. The partnership and its growing coalition of natural gas and oil participants continues to demonstrate the industry’s commitment to further reduce emissions and routine flaring and deliver improved environmental performance through six collaborative, action-oriented initiatives. 

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Energy, Manufacturing, Labor and Business Groups Urge Senate to Oppose Punitive Natural Gas Tax

WASHINGTON – September 7, 2021 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and 130 energy, manufacturing, business and labor trade organizations across the natural gas and oil supply chain sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works opposing legislation that would place a fee on methane. The organizations, led by API, explain that the proposal is a “pay-for” that “could jeopardize affordable and reliable energy with likely little reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions" and that cost-effective regulation is a better approach.

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New Edition of Cybersecurity Standard for Pipelines Provides Comprehensive Approach to Cyber Defense for Critical Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today published its 3rd Edition of Standard (Std) 1164, Pipeline Control Systems Cybersecurity, underscoring the natural gas and oil industry’s ongoing commitment to protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from malicious and potentially disruptive cyber-attacks.

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API, Energy Industry Trade Groups File Lawsuit Against DOI’s Indefinite Federal Leasing Pause

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) and 11 other energy industry trade groups today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) indefinite pause on oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands and waters. 

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API Signs MOU with Guyana National Standards Agency to Advance Best-in-Class Industry Practices

WASHINGTON, August 13, 2021 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), which provides Guyana’s primary standards setting agency access to API oil and gas standards and increases collaboration on safety guidelines and requirements for the country’s growing energy industry. 

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API-Ohio Hires State Mobilization Manager

COLUMBUS, OHIO, August 9, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute-Ohio (API Ohio) announced that effective today, Todd M. Shelton has joined the organization as state mobilization manager. Shelton will lead the development and coordination of API Ohio’s network of energy advocates, who support the significant contributions the industry makes to our daily lives. Additionally, he will assist with the conceptualization and implementation of state-specific campaigns that will expand the organization’s advocate base and enhance the successful execution of API Ohio’s legislative agenda. 

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API Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola regarding the bipartisan infrastructure bill ahead of an anticipated vote this week in the Senate.

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New Edition of Global Pipeline Standard Enhances Safety and Strengthens the Environmental Sustainability of Pipelines

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today published Standard (Std) 1104, 22nd Edition, Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities, updating an important global standard that supports industry-wide actions to strengthen environmental sustainability efforts while meeting growing energy demand. 

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New Analysis: Pennsylvania-Made Natural Gas and Oil Drives U.S. Economic Recovery, Strengthens All Industries

HARRISBURG, PA, July 22, 2021—The American Petroleum Institute (API) and its Pennsylvania-based office (API PA) today released a new analysis of the natural gas and oil industry’s vast economic impact on the commonwealth’s economy and highlighted its importance to the state’s post-pandemic recovery. The study, prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and commissioned by API, is based on the latest government data available and shows that Pennsylvania’s natural gas and oil industry supported nearly 500,000 total jobs across the state’s economy in 2019. Pennsylvania ranked among the highest states for the share of total economic contributions by the natural gas and oil industry, generating $78.4 billion toward the state’s gross domestic product—including $40.5 billion added to total labor income.

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New Analysis: California-Made Natural Gas and Oil Drives U.S. Economic Recovery, Strengthens All Industries

SACRAMENTO, CA, July 20, 2021—The American Petroleum Institute (API) today released a new analysis of the natural gas and oil industry’s vast economic impact on California's economy and highlighted its importance to the state’s post-pandemic recovery. The study, prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and commissioned by API, is based on the latest government data available and shows that California's natural gas and oil industry supported 1,059,000 total jobs across the state’s economy in 2019. California ranked among the highest states for the percentage of total economic contributions by the natural gas and oil industry, generating $199.3 billion toward the state’s gross domestic product—including $94.4 billion added to total labor income.

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