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API names Paul G. Afonso Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute today named Paul G. Afonso as its new vice president and chief legal officer. Afonso is a partner and currently serves as co-practice leader of the energy, utilities and environmental group at Brown Rudnick in Boston.

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API Statement on Minnesota Supreme Court Decision for the Line 3 Replacement

ST. PAUL, September 17, 2019—Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a statement regarding the Minnesota Supreme Court’s ruling allowing the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to move forward and address the Line 3 Replacement Project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

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Debate Tip Sheet: Mess With TX Oil & Gas?

As the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders descend on Houston for tonight’s debate,it’s increasingly important to understand the prominent role of Texas’ natural gas and oil industry to fully appreciate what impacts proposed energy policies may have on the state.

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New API Video: Presidential Debates Ignore Bipartisan Support for U.S. Energy Leadership

The American Petroleum Institute has released a new video ahead of tonight’s Democratic presidential debate that features current and former elected leaders touting natural gas and oil in their own words.

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API: Alaskan Energy is Vital for Future U.S. Energy Security

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2019 – Today’s vote to repeal future American energy development in an area of the Alaskan Coastal Plain already designated by Congress for energy development is a step backward for U.S. energy security and detrimental to the Alaskan economy. 

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Experts Gather to Highlight Global Benefits of US LNG Exports

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2019—Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API), along with the Center for LNG (CLNG) and LNG Allies hosted an event discussing the increasing role U.S. LNG exports play in the global energy mix and the global benefits of this transition, including emissions reductions, lifting people out of poverty, and increasing global security. Dr. Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Association (IEA), Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) will be delivering keynotes at the event.

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House Votes to Cut Conservation Funding

WASHINGTON, September 11, 2019 – Today the House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation (H.R. 1941 and H.R. 205) that limits primary funding for conservation programs across the nation and a decision that stands in the way of the benefits and positive impacts domestic energy production can have on the economy, job growth and U.S. energy security.

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API Issues Three New Integrity Management Standards for Offshore Natural Gas and Oil Production

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2019 – Today, API published three new Integrity Management (IM) standards to ensure the continued reliable and efficient operation of offshore floating production platforms, including facilities designed to produce natural gas and oil, and export liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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CNN Climate Town Hall: 3 Questions That Every Candidate Should Answer

Here are three more questions that are worth keeping in mind if you're watching CNN's climate town hall this evening.


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Colorado Petroleum Council: Adams County Natural Gas and Oil Code Revisions Exceed Scope of New State Law

DENVER, September 3, 2019 – Lynn Granger, executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, provided the following statement in response to the Adams County Board of Commissioners’ adoption of new rules and regulations on the natural gas and oil industry.

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