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API Statement on House Passage of H.R. 1

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WASHINGTON, March 30, 2023 – American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers today issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1:

“We applaud the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1, commonsense legislation that puts our nation’s energy security front and center. It is clear now that both Republicans and Democrats share the common goal of providing reliable energy to Americans and making energy safer, cleaner, and more affordable. This is a positive step towards enacting serious, bipartisan permitting reform and we look forward to continuing to collaborate on real solutions that will modernize our infrastructure and benefit all Americans.”

API represents all segments of America’s natural gas and oil industry, which supports more than 11 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. Our approximately 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 800 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.


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