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API Underscores Importance of Federal Oil and Gas Program, Urges DOI to End Federal Leasing Pause

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on the importance of continued natural gas and oil leasing and development on federal lands and waters for U.S. economic growth and climate progress. API Vice President of Upstream Policy Kevin O’Scannlain urged Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to account for the economic and environmental benefits that federal natural gas and oil production provides to local communities and the entire country during the department’s review of the program and expeditiously lift the federal leasing pause.

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New Study: Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Critical to U.S.-Canada Energy Trade, Benefits Consumers on Both Sides of the Border

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today released a new report examining how growth in cross-border petroleum trade between the United States and Canada has led to the further integration of North American energy markets, delivering economic benefits, lowering consumer energy costs and strengthening energy security on both sides of the border. The analysis, which API Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola highlighted in remarks before the 2021 Scotiabank CAPP Energy Symposium earlier today, underscores how continued development and maintenance of cross-border energy infrastructure will be critical to sustaining this trade relationship and further integrating North American energy markets.

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API Statement on White House Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Policy, Economic and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola regarding the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan.

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API and African Energy Chamber Sign First MOU to Expand Natural Gas and Oil Industry Standards and Initiatives

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 31, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the African Energy Chamber (AEC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on capacity building initiatives and standardization to enhance safety, environmental protection and sustainability in African countries producing natural gas and oil.

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API Highlights Importance of Federal Leasing and Development at DOI Forum

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2021 –The American Petroleum today participated in the U.S. Interior Department’s public forum on the federal oil and gas program. On a panel alongside other energy industry stakeholders, API Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola highlighted the importance of continued federal leasing and development for America’s energy security and environmental progress.

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WTAS: Praise For API’s New Climate Framework

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released its new Climate Action Framework earlier this afternoon, and it’s already being called by some as “the most important climate policy development since the election of President Biden” that “could be a turning point in the national climate debate.” Please see below for some of the positive statements API has received touting the importance and benefits of our new framework to a low-carbon future:

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API Outlines Path for Low-Carbon Future in New Climate Action Framework

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today released a robust policy framework of industry and government actions to address the risks of climate change while meeting the world’s long-term energy needs. Ahead of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), API shared analysis, initiatives and policy solutions to build on the progress the U.S. has made in driving emissions to generational lows, including accelerating technology and innovation; further mitigating emissions from operations; endorsing a carbon price policy; advancing cleaner fuels and driving climate reporting. 

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API Statement on Confirmation of Debra Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement from President and CEO Mike Sommers regarding the Senate’s vote to confirm Secretary Debra Haaland to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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API Signs MOU to Advance Oil and Natural Gas Industry Standards in Guyana

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centre for Local Business Development (the Centre), Guyana’s premier organization for oil and natural gas information, training and policy advocacy. The MOU establishes a framework for collaboration and using API’s best-in-class programs to enhance health, safety, security and environmental protection in Guyana’s energy sector.

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API Statement on Confirmation of Michael Regan to be EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement from President and CEO Mike Sommers regarding the Senate’s vote to confirm Administrator Michael Regan to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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