API welcomes Congressional action to strengthen America’s maritime infrastructure
WASHINGTON, December 10, 2016 – API Executive Vice President Marty Durbin welcomed the Senate’s action to approve the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act that would improve America’s maritime infrastructure by ensuring that the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund has the resources needed to maintain our nation’s ports and harbors.
“The United States is leading the world in the production of oil and natural gas and in the reduction of carbon emissions which are near 20-year lows,” said API Executive Vice President Marty Durbin. “Our nation’s leadership on these important issues depends on a strong infrastructure network across the nation. By taking steps to improve our nation’s ports and harbors, American consumers, American workers, and the environment will continue to benefit from America’s energy renaissance.”
The Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which passed the House and the Senate with bipartisan support, would ensure that the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund has the resources needed to maintain our nation’s ports and harbors. America’s ports and harbors are essential to our energy infrastructure as approximately 40 percent of all goods moved on the nation's waterways are crude oil or petroleum products.
API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 30 million Americans.