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API: USGS Identifies More Recoverable Natural Gas and Oil in Permian Basin; Affirms U.S. Energy Leadership

WASHINGTON, December 6, 2018 – The American Petroleum Institute released the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Geological Survey with new estimates for natural gas and oil in the Permian basin that show the assessments for technically recoverable resources have increased over the past decade.

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ICYMI: Explore Offshore Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing on U.S. Energy Future

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2018 – Explore Offshore, a bipartisan, national coalition to promote expanded access to offshore oil and natural gas resources, held a briefing on Capitol Hill this week (November 28, 2018) to discuss the importance of expanded offshore access and recently released studies affirming the economic boost outer continental shelf (OCS) leasing could give to coastal states – in the form of cumulative tax revenues over a 20-year forecast period.

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ICYMI: API Previews Industry’s Comments on EPA’s Proposed Amendments to NSPS OOOOa

Today, November 13, 2018, API Senior Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman held a press call to preview comments that will be delivered for the record on Wednesday, November 14, in Denver during the EPA’s public hearing on the proposed rule, titled  “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration.” 



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New API Standard Enhances Safety and Environmental Protection of Offshore and Onshore Industry

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2018 – The American Petroleum Institute today released its newest valve standard as part of the industry’s continuous efforts to improve operational safety and environmental protection. “Specification 6A” governs the design and operations of the critical safety valves at wells used in the offshore and onshore oil and gas industry.  The latest edition, issued today, includes new automatic closure requirements, to ensure additional protection for workers and the environment in loss of power and emergency situations.

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to the Defeat of Proposition 112

DENVER, Colorado, November 6, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council tonight expressed gratitude to voters across the state for voting to defeat Proposition 112, the natural gas and oil setbacks measure which would have effectively banned new production in Colorado, costing nearly 150,000 jobs and billions of dollars in public revenue.


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Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley Responds to Adams County Board of Commissioners’ Moratorium on Drilling Permits

DENVER, October 30, 2018 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley provided the following statement regarding the Adams County Board of Commissioners’ decision to impose a moratorium on new applications for oil and gas drilling permits pending the outcome of Proposition 112.

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API: Explore Offshore Kicks Off Florida Campaign For Affordable and Reliable Domestic Energy

TALLAHASSEE, August 15, 2018 – Today, Explore Offshore national co-chair Jim Nicholson, who served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the George W. Bush Administration, and state co-chairs, Dr. Miriam Ramirez and Former Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp, held the first event in Florida of Explore Offshore, a bipartisan national coalition to promote responsible access to domestic offshore natural gas and oil resources to help supply reliable, affordable energy for all Floridians.

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Natural Gas and Oil Industry actively contributes to Colorado’s quality of life, education, health and economy, says new report

DENVER, June 11, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council, a division of the American Petroleum Institute, today released a report about the role that the natural gas and oil industry plays in the state. The report reviews the essential role the industry plays in supporting Colorado’s high quality of life, including contributing to educational funds, supporting the expansion of available medical facilities, and lowering emissions.


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API welcomes BLM clarification for American natural gas and oil development on public lands

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2018 – API today welcomed the Bureau of Land Management’s issuance of a new policy directing its field offices to expedite its review and approval processes for natural gas and oil exploration and production projects on federal lands, consistent with the intentions of Congress when it enacted the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

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API Announces New “Explore Offshore” Coalition In Virginia Supporting Access To the Atlantic’s Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Resources; Part of Larger Effort Supporting Expanded Access to America’s energy resources

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2018 – API today announced the formation of “Explore Offshore”, a new coalition of more than 100 community organizations, associations, businesses and local leaders in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida who support increased access to offshore U.S. oil and natural gas resources. The Virginia effort will be led by Winsome Sears, Former Virginia Delegate from the 90th district and Mike Watson, Former Virginia Delegate from the 93rd district. Jim Nicholson, who served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the George W. Bush Administration, and former Virginia Senator Jim Webb will serve as bipartisan national co-chairs of the coalition.

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