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API Supports Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, June 3, 2019— The American Petroleum Institute issued a statement today applauding the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on the release of their Pipeline Safety Legislative proposals.

“API is pleased that PHMSA has released their Pipeline Safety Reauthorization proposal so that Congress can act to reauthorize this important safety program. Pipelines are the safest way to transport the energy Americans use every day, and in order to improve upon industry’s strong safety record and reach its goal of zero pipeline incidents, it is imperative that the industry, regulatory environment and PHMSA be positioned to meet current and future safety challenges,” said Robin Rorick, vice president of midstream and industry operations at API. “PHMSA’s legislative proposal is an important step in that direction, authorizing multi-year appropriations, providing pipeline operators with the flexibility to use the latest technologies in managing safety risks and modernizing outdated regulations to allow our industry to more effectively allocate resources to more impactful safety priorities. API will continue to work with Congress and the Administration in further developing a bill that is reflective of the industry’s priorities to effectively advance safety.”

API represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Our more than 600 members produce, process and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports more than ten million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In our first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.

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