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New Standard Drives Innovation and Efficiency in Manufacturing and Strengthens Supply Chain Resiliency

WASHINGTON, October 19, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today published a new standard to drive the adoption of additive manufacturing—3D printing—to optimize natural gas and oil component design for drastically reduced lead times and drive efficiency, safety and technological advancements across all segments of the industry.

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API President & CEO Mike Sommers Highlights Role of Pennsylvania Natural Gas and Oil at Economic Club of Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2021 – American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers today spoke to the Economic Club of Pittsburgh where he highlighted the importance of Pennsylvania’s robust natural gas and oil industry to the nation’s efforts to provide affordable, reliable energy while continuing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Surrounding Climate Week NYC, Sommers underscored how natural gas and oil should be part of the solution to shaping a lower-carbon future globally.

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The Environmental Partnership Annual Report Shows Industry Progress in Reducing Flaring

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2021 – The Environmental Partnership today released its third annual report highlighting the industry’s progress in reducing flaring. Participants in the partnership’s new flare management program reported a 50 percent reduction in flare volumes from 2019 to 2020, even as oil and natural gas production remained consistent among participating companies. The partnership and its growing coalition of natural gas and oil participants continues to demonstrate the industry’s commitment to further reduce emissions and routine flaring and deliver improved environmental performance through six collaborative, action-oriented initiatives. 

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Energy, Manufacturing, Labor and Business Groups Urge Senate to Oppose Punitive Natural Gas Tax

WASHINGTON – September 7, 2021 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and 130 energy, manufacturing, business and labor trade organizations across the natural gas and oil supply chain sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works opposing legislation that would place a fee on methane. The organizations, led by API, explain that the proposal is a “pay-for” that “could jeopardize affordable and reliable energy with likely little reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions" and that cost-effective regulation is a better approach.

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New Edition of Cybersecurity Standard for Pipelines Provides Comprehensive Approach to Cyber Defense for Critical Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today published its 3rd Edition of Standard (Std) 1164, Pipeline Control Systems Cybersecurity, underscoring the natural gas and oil industry’s ongoing commitment to protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from malicious and potentially disruptive cyber-attacks.

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API, Energy Industry Trade Groups File Lawsuit Against DOI’s Indefinite Federal Leasing Pause

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) and 11 other energy industry trade groups today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) indefinite pause on oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands and waters. 

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API Signs MOU with Guyana National Standards Agency to Advance Best-in-Class Industry Practices

WASHINGTON, August 13, 2021 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), which provides Guyana’s primary standards setting agency access to API oil and gas standards and increases collaboration on safety guidelines and requirements for the country’s growing energy industry. 

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API-Ohio Hires State Mobilization Manager

COLUMBUS, OHIO, August 9, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute-Ohio (API Ohio) announced that effective today, Todd M. Shelton has joined the organization as state mobilization manager. Shelton will lead the development and coordination of API Ohio’s network of energy advocates, who support the significant contributions the industry makes to our daily lives. Additionally, he will assist with the conceptualization and implementation of state-specific campaigns that will expand the organization’s advocate base and enhance the successful execution of API Ohio’s legislative agenda. 

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API Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola regarding the bipartisan infrastructure bill ahead of an anticipated vote this week in the Senate.

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New Edition of Global Pipeline Standard Enhances Safety and Strengthens the Environmental Sustainability of Pipelines

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today published Standard (Std) 1104, 22nd Edition, Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities, updating an important global standard that supports industry-wide actions to strengthen environmental sustainability efforts while meeting growing energy demand. 

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