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API Commends Nebraska Supreme Court Decision Re-Affirming Keystone XL Pipeline Route

LINCOLN, August 23, 2019—Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a statement regarding the Nebraska Supreme Court’s decision to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline’s planned route through Nebraska.

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Escalating U.S.-China Trade Dispute Hurts American Energy Leadership, Economy, and Consumers

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2019 – Today, API issued the following statement on China’s announcement of retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, including American crude oil and several other petroleum products.

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API: Total U.S. Petroleum Demand Topped 20.8 MB/D In July, Highest Since 2005

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2019 – Total U.S. petroleum demand averaged 20.8 million barrels per day (mb/d) in July 2019, which represented a 0.9% year-over-year increase and the highest demand for the month since 2005, according to the latest Monthly Statistical Report released today by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The increase in demand came as the U.S. continued to sustain world-leading production, which continues to meet virtually all global oil demand growth. This production cushion combined with high refinery utilization is furthering U.S energy security and benefiting American consumers.

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Improved Endangered Species Rules will Ensure Habitat Conservation and Species Protection

WASHINGTON, August 12, 2019 – API welcomed the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) action to clarify and improve the implementation of the Endangered Species Act through the reduction of duplicative and unnecessary regulations that ultimately bog down conservation efforts. The streamlining of these regulations will ensure that public-private projects can further promote the conservation of habitat and protection of endangered species, while focusing resources on environmental improvements across the country.

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API Statement on EPA’s New Proposed Rule for Section 401 of the Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON, August 9, 2019—Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new proposed rule for Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

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Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Lynn Granger Applauds COGCC’s Adherence to Rulemaking Scope

DENVER, July 31, 2019 – The Colorado Petroleum Council praised the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for remaining within the scope of the first rulemaking prescribed by Senate Bill 181, a sweeping set of regulations passed by the Colorado State legislature in the 2019 legislative session.

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API’s Presidential Primary Debate Tip Sheet

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 – In advance of the second round of the presidential primary debates, please see below for a brief tip sheet focusing on some of the major issues related to the natural gas and oil that may be brought up during the debates.

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U.S. Natural Gas Partnership Releases First Annual Report

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 – The Environmental Partnership, an initiative of America’s natural gas and oil producers, today released its first annual report which highlights the industry’s progress in reducing emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The report contains updates on The Environmental Partnership’s three performance programs, as well as its growth from just over 20 participants at launch to now 65 participating natural gas and oil companies, representing more than 80 percent of the top natural gas producers in the United States.


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Colorado Petroleum Council promotes Carrie Hackenberger to associate director

DENVER, July 25, 2019 – The Colorado Petroleum Council today announced that Carrie Hackenberger has been promoted to associate director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, API’s Colorado division.

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API Ohio Disappointed in Ohio Lawmakers for Passage of Nuclear Bailout Laws

COLUMBUS, July 23, 2019 – API Ohio released a statement today expressing their disappointment in Ohio lawmakers for passing the nuclear bailout bill.

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