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API: U.S. Energy Production Sets New Records, Protecting American Consumers Amid Heightened Geopolitical, Trade Tensions

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2019 – U.S. crude oil production reached a new all-time high of 12.4 million barrels per day (mb/d) – and U.S. natural gas liquids production sustained a record 4.8 mb/d – in September, according to data released today from the American Petroleum Institute’s September 2019 Monthly Statistical Report (MSR). This milestone came as global markets have grappled with geopolitical and trade tensions that underscored the ability of U.S. production to cushion American consumers by helping to keep prices low and reduce price volatility.

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API Supports Reauthorization of ARPA-E Program

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2019—The American Petroleum Institute (API) released the below statement in support of reauthorizing the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), which the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee voted on to the full House yesterday.

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Existing Best Practices, Regulations and Rigorous Science Protects Public Health and Safety

DENVER, October 17, 2019 – Lynn Granger, executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, provided the following statement in response to the release of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) report, conducted by ICF, using modeled calculations instead of measured air quality data.

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Natural Gas and Oil Industry Initiatives Are Reducing Emissions While Driving Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, October 17, 2019 – Today, API highlighted oil and natural gas industry innovation and the advancement of the engineering technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are benefiting the nation’s economic strength, energy security and environmental stewardship in testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.

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2020 Dem Debate: 10 Fast Facts About Ohio’s Energy Revolution

Tonight, candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are debating in Ohio, but many support policies that would undermine the very state hosting their debate.

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API Names Dustin Meyer Director of Market Development Group

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2019—API today announced that Dustin Meyer, who previously served as API’s policy advisor on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and other global issues, has been tapped to lead API’s Market Development group, which focuses on sustaining and growing demand for U.S. natural gas resources in America and around the world.

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ICYMI: API’S Mike Sommers Talks U.S. Energy Leadership with Albuquerque NBC-Affiliate

API President and CEO Mike Sommers discussed the many benefits of America’s domestic energy revolution during a weekend interview with Albuquerque, New Mexico-based KOB-TV.

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API and AFPM Joint Statement on the Administration's Changes to U.S. Biofuel Mandate

WASHINGTON, October 4, 2019 — American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson today released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s intent to significantly increase the 2020 U.S. biofuel mandate.

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API Adds Proven Talent to Senior Team

WASHINGTON, October 2, 2019 – API today announced the addition of Shannon DiBari, Rhonda Bentz, and Bianca Domally to the organization’s senior staff. DiBari has joined as Senior Advisor to President and CEO Mike Sommers and Executive Vice President and COO Amanda Eversole, Bentz has joined as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Paid Media, and Domally has joined as Financial Controller. The latest wave of new talent follows API’s announcement last month of Paul Afonso, who joins API as Chief Legal Officer and Vice President.

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API President & CEO Mike Sommers Touts Energy’s $2 Billion Economic Impact on New Mexico Communities

ALBUQUERQUE, October 1, 2019—American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers today met with New Mexico business leaders, school administrators, and local leaders, who highlighted the transformational role of safe and responsible energy development in the Permian basin on the state’s economy and local communities.

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