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API Statement on Natural Gas and Oil Leasing on Federal Lands and Waters

WASHINGTON, January 21, 2021 – American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers issued the following statement today regarding the Department of Interior’s action impeding natural gas and oil development on federal lands and waters.

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API Statement on Biden Administration’s Energy and Climate Executive Orders

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2021 – American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s executive actions on climate and energy issues.

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API Congratulates President Biden, Stands Ready Work with New Administration

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2021 – American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers issued the following statement congratulating President Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States.

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Proposal to Weaken or Eliminate Fuel Pump Labeling for E15 Draws Broad Opposition

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API), American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), BoatUS and American Motorcyclists Association (AMA) today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to weaken or eliminate labeling requirements for E15 gasoline.

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API Signs First MOU With Azerbaijan’s National Oil Company

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Azerbaijan’s national oil company, to collaborate on industry standards with the goal of enhancing safety, environmental protection and sustainability across the industry.

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API Outlines Path to Affordable, Reliable and Cleaner Energy Future in Annual State of American Energy Event

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today hosted its annual State of American Energy address, where it outlined actions the natural gas and oil industry is taking to support the nation’s economic recovery and a vision for an affordable, reliable and cleaner energy future. API President and CEO Mike Sommers headlined the event that drew more than 2,000 virtual attendees and featured young professionals and local energy leaders, including a New Mexico teacher and Pennsylvania-based union trade leader.

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API Plans Ambitious Aftermarket Audit Program for 2021

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute today announced the start of the 2021 cycle of the Aftermarket Audit Program (AMAP) with the goal of testing up to 1,300 packaged and bulk engine oil samples this year from around the world. AMAP oversees sampling of API-licensed oils in the marketplace and tests them to verify compliance with the engine oil specifications. This ensures oil marketers, distributors, installers and consumers that they can have confidence in the quality of API-licensed motor oils in the marketplace.

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