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API launches Power Past Impossible campaign during Super Bowl showing natural gas and oil benefit to consumers in everyday life

Michael Tadeo | 202.682.8114 |

WASHINGTON, February 5, 2017 – Today during the Super Bowl API will launch Power Past Impossible, a national advertising campaign to highlight how natural gas and oil provide enormous value to Americans’ everyday lives. The campaign’s first ad will air in a 30 second TV spot during the Super Bowl. The new campaign will feature various unexpected ways in which consumers benefit from products derived from natural gas and oil. 

 “This is an exciting new initiative that will demonstrate the many innovative ways that natural gas and oil, and the products derived from them, are integrated into our daily lives,” said API President and CEO Jack Gerard. “From modern technological advances to life-saving medical devices to everyday cosmetics, there are countless examples of how natural gas and oil help consumers power past the impossible every single day. This dynamic campaign will show how individual consumers benefit from more than just transportation fuels or cooking and heat.

“Just five years ago, no one would have imagined the United States could increase production and refining of oil and natural gas while cutting greenhouse gas emissions, which are near 25 year lows. That’s just one way we’ve powered past the impossible, and the new campaign highlights the myriad other aspects of life in which natural gas and oil make the impossible, possible.

“Our campaign will continue to raise awareness about the role natural gas and oil has in economic growth, job creation, environmental stewardship and national security. And there’s no better opportunity to launch this new campaign than during today’s Super Bowl in the energy capital of Houston, and in front of the largest audience possible.”

This multi-year, nationwide education and awareness campaign will have digital, TV, radio and print components, as well as a comprehensive public relations outreach program. The Power Past Impossible 30-second TV advertising themes include:

Power Past Impossible: Oil – a modern look at how oil is integrated into products consumers use now and in the future supported by bold visuals.

Power Past Impossible: Natural Gas – a dynamic consumer centric approach on the positive and surprising ways natural gas adds value to our daily lives.

To complement the advertising campaign, API has launched, a new website inviting visitors to learn more about the ways their lives are touched by oil and natural gas. On social, you can follow on Facebook at and @PowerImpossible on Twitter.

To watch the new Power Past Impossible TV ad, click here.

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, 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.


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