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API applauds House action to bolster U.S. energy infrastructure, promote jobs

Michael Tadeo | 202.682.8114 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2017 – API applauded action by the U.S. House of Representatives to approve legislation that would streamline the FERC permitting process for the construction and approval of natural gas pipelines.

“This is an important step in strengthening our nation’s energy infrastructure and creating U.S. jobs across the country,” said API Midstream and Industry Operations Group Director Robin Rorick. “Creating certainty and improving efficiency in the permitting process for natural gas pipelines will ensure that consumers continue benefitting from affordable, reliable, clean-burning natural gas.”

Private investment in our nation’s energy infrastructure is a $1 trillion proposition that could support 1 million jobs annually through 2035, according to a recent ICF study commissioned by API.

“We urge the Senate to approve this legislation so that American workers, consumers, and the environment can continue to benefit from our nation’s abundant supply of natural gas,” said Rorick.

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. Our members provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.