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API Congratulates President Biden, Stands Ready Work with New Administration


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WASHINGTON, January 20, 2021 – American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers issued the following statement congratulating President Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States.

“President Biden takes office at a time when the U.S. leads the world both in energy production and environmental performance. This president inherits a strong American energy picture – marked by low household energy costs, record emissions reductions and less reliance on foreign energy.

“Energy is a unifying issue and impacts every American across the country. We congratulate and stand ready to work with President Biden and his administration to support the nation’s economic recovery and build on American energy progress.”

API represents all segments of America’s natural gas and oil industry, which supports more than ten million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. Our 600 members produce, process and distribute the majority of the nation’s energy, and participate in API Energy Excellence, which is accelerating environmental and safety progress by fostering new technologies and transparent reporting. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization and has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.

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