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Collaborative rulemaking process strengthens Ohio’s energy leadership, led to modern, environmentally sound well plugging rules

COLUMBUS, July 9, 2020 – API Ohio welcomed today’s approval by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) of new well plugging rules. The approval is the final step in two years of collaborative work led by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Oil and Gas Resources (ODNR) to ensure that Ohio’s well plugging regulations address modern industry operations, standards and materials while putting in place better planning and review of plugging operations by the well owner as part of the permitting process.

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New study: U.S. LNG exports critical to global emissions reductions

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2020 – A new study released today by API and conducted by researchers at ICF examines the environmental benefits of U.S. natural gas use in China, Germany, and India, finding that using U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) rather than coal for electricity generation produces on average 50.5 percent fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in all base case scenarios studied.

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API responds to Supreme Court decision on Nationwide Permit 12, Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute released the following statement from Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President Paul G. Afonso in response to the Supreme Court's order reinstating the Nationwide Permit 12 program for pipeline construction projects across the country.  

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API responds to pipeline setbacks, calls for permitting reform

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute released the following statement from President and CEO Mike Sommers in response to the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and a court ruling to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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API and NABTU Statement on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2020 — American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement after energy companies canceled construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline after years of unnecessary delays. 

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API statement on implementation of the USMCA

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today welcomed the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will bolster U.S. energy leadership while benefiting American workers and consumers.

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API testifies to EPA on importance of consistency and greater transparency in rulemaking

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 – API today testified during the EPA’s hearing on the proposed rule “Increasing Consistency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process.” API supports this proposal to provide consistency and greater transparency in analyzing the benefits and costs of proposed rules, which would ensure that the agency provides clarity in how new regulations will benefit the public, industry and all stakeholders.

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API statement on climate proposal from House Select Committee

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 – API today released the following statement responding to the House Select Committee’s climate plan.

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API’s May Monthly Statistical Report shows signs of recovery following gradual reopening of state economies

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2020 – The gradual reopening of state economies drove a notable rebound in U.S. energy markets in the month of May with U.S. petroleum demand increasing 14 percent to 16.2 million barrels per day (mb/d), according to data released today in the American Petroleum Institute’s May 2020 Monthly Statistical Report (MSR) and Q2 2020 Industry Outlook. Motor gasoline accounted for more than 80 percent of the demand increase with monthly deliveries surging nearly 29 percent to 7.3 mb/d after reaching a multi-decade low in April. Demand for distillate fuel and liquid feedstocks also notched monthly increases, while jet fuel posted its fifth consecutive monthly decline and reached its lowest level since 1967.

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Nearly $2 billion in natural gas revenues generated from existing impact taxes in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, June 17, 2020 – API-PA Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman welcomed today’s report by the Public Utility Commission showing community and municipal disbursements and revenues received through the taxation of Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry totaled $200,364,500 for the 2019 reporting year.

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