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API looks forward to working with full roster of commissioners at FERC

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WASHINGTON, December 7, 2017 – API released the following statement as today marks the first time since 2015 that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is operating with a full roster of commissioners - Neil Chatterjee, Richard Glick, Cheryl LaFleur, Kevin McIntyre and Robert Powelson.

“FERC’s important work to evaluate and approve much needed infrastructure projects, including natural gas pipelines and LNG facilities, is critical to lowering energy costs for consumers, supporting millions of jobs across the country, and improving the environment,” said API Midstream and Industry Operations Group Director Robin Rorick. “We look forward to working with the agency’s full roster of commissioners on efforts to promote increased energy infrastructure projects around the country.”

“Restoring FERC to a full roster of commissioners is a great step to helping ensure that consumers can continue benefitting from competitive electricity markets,” said API Market Development Group Director Todd Snitchler. “We look forward to engaging on this and other market issues to support a fuel neutral, market-based approach to safe, reliable and affordable power.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 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.