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API Names Rolf Hanson as Vice President of State Government Relations

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WASHINGTON, October 23, 2018 – API today announced the addition of a Vice President of State Government Relations, Rolf Hanson, to lead API’s legislative and regulatory policy advocacy throughout the nation and oversee State Petroleum Council offices in 34 states. Hanson has served as senior director of State Government Relations since 2011.

“America’s natural gas and oil industry creates jobs and serves communities in all 50 states,” API President and CEO Mike Sommers said. “Rolf’s extensive experience and understanding of state legislative and regulatory processes are great assets as we continue to pursue state and local policies to benefit U.S. consumers.”

Hanson joined API in 1999, serving as the associate director for API’s Minnesota/Wisconsin field office. In his 20 years at API, Hanson has also served as executive director in the Iowa/Nebraska and Pennsylvania offices.

Prior to joining API, Hanson served in positions for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Environment & Natural Resources Committee in the Minnesota State Senate.

“Greater access to affordable, reliable U.S. energy has been a game-changer for so many families and communities across the country,” Hanson commented. “We have the resources, the workers and the technology to keep leading the world. I’m pleased to continue to advocate for smart, pro-energy policies that can expand the benefits of the American energy revolution to more and more communities.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the natural gas and oil industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API's more than 600 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 47 million Americans.