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API welcomes administration’s action on FERC nominees

Michael Tadeo | 202.682.8114 |

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 – API welcomed President Trump’s nomination of Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson to be FERC commissioners and highlighted the importance of a working quorum at the agency so it can continue to properly evaluate and advance energy infrastructure projects across the country.

“This action by the administration is an important step to establishing a working quorum at FERC,” said API Midstream Group Director Robin Rorick. “Now, the agency will be able to continue its essential duty of advancing critical infrastructure projects around the country and setting essential energy market rules.

“We appreciate the Senate’s commitment to act on President Trump’s well-qualified nominees and look forward to working with the Trump administration and Congress to promote forward-looking policies that advance our nation’s energy leadership throughout the world.”

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 40 million Americans.