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API Statement on Tonight's Presidential Debate

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) released the following statement on tonight’s presidential debate from President and CEO Mike Sommers.

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API Supports Senators’ Call to Protect Consumers from Expanded Biofuel Blending Requirements

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today welcomed the efforts of fifteen U.S. senators to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use all available authorities to protect American consumers from the unnecessary and costly impacts of expanding biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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API Standard Qualifies as Anti-Terrorism Technology in Key DHS Designation

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2020 - The American Petroleum Institute (API) today announced that API Standard 780, Security Risk Assessment Methodology, has earned designation and certification by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a qualifying anti-terrorism technology under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002.

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API Publishes Suite of New Standards Focused on Offshore Crane Safety

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today published API Specification 2C and Recommended Practices (RP) 2D and 2D-2, a suite of standards developed to support proper construction, safe operation and maintenance of offshore pedestal-mounted cranes for natural gas and oil platforms, as well as training for offshore crane operators.

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API: Final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Rule Simplifies Compliance, Maintains Stringency of Environmental Performance Standards

WASHINGTON, October 15, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) issued the following statement welcoming the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Rule.

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API Expands Advertising Efforts in Key Battleground States

WASHINGTON, October 6, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today expanded its advertising efforts in key battleground states to provide balance to the energy debate in the final weeks of the 2020 campaign. The latest digital campaign series follows API’s ongoing advocacy efforts that began earlier this year and through the conventions. Two spots highlight everyday conversations about practical solutions to climate change, and another series provides sharp contrast to show what’s at stake if harmful policies like a federal leasing ban are enacted.

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Extended Offshore Energy Moratorium Denies Thousands of New American Jobs and Billions of Dollars in Potential Revenue

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) issued the following statement today following the Trump administration’s announcement to extend the existing offshore moratorium in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to include additional areas off the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) through the year 2032.

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API Statement on House Energy Bill

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) released the following statement ahead of the expected House passage today of H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act.

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API Statement on California Governor’s Executive Order

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) released the following statement in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order banning the sale of new gasoline and diesel-powered passenger cars in the state by 2035.

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API Publishes Updated Safety Standard to Foster Safe Transfer of Petroleum Products at Storage Facilities

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today released the fifth edition of API 2350, a key safety standard designed to help operators of oil storage facilities implement comprehensive overfill prevention systems (OPS), which ensure that oil and other products are transferred to storage tanks safely, without overfilling or mechanical damage.

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