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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to Adams County Commission’s Moratorium on New Natural Gas and Oil Development

DENVER, March 20, 2019 – Today, the Adams County Board of Commissioners voted to immediately halt any new natural gas and oil development projects. The vote came just 24 hours after the commission announced plans to hold the hearing, the minimum amount of time that is legally required to inform the public. The moratorium comes as state lawmakers continue to debate Senate Bill 181 at the Capitol and follows the same commission’s enactment of an identical ban just four months ago, during the statewide debate over Proposition 112.

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to Senate Bill 181’s Passage through House Energy & Environment Committee

DENVER, March 19, 2019 – The Colorado House of Representatives’ Energy & Environment Committee this morning approved Senate Bill 181 on a party-line vote. The bill passed the State Senate last Thursday, less than two weeks after its introduction.

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API: Leasing program is an opportunity to ensure public lands in Alaska support economic growth, job creation and long-term U.S. energy vision

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019 – API and the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) today submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management on the importance of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program’s likely impact on the Alaskan economy and issued the following statement:



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Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Exploration Strengthens Land and Water Conservation Fund

TALLAHASSEE, March 12, 2019 – Today, the Florida Petroleum Council welcomed the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) into law as part of the public lands bill, S. 47 (116).


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Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley Responds to Senate Bill 181’s Advancement through the State Senate Finance Committee

DENVER, March 7, 2019 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley provided the following statement following Senate Bill 181’s passage through the Colorado Senate Finance Committee:

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Senate Transportation & Energy Committee Passes Bill that Threatens Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs, Billions of Dollars of State Revenue, and Hundreds of Millions in Education Funding

DENVER, March 6, 2019 – Tonight, the Colorado State Senate Transportation & Energy Committee passed SB19-181 on a party-line vote. The bill would at the very least hinder, if not prohibit energy development in Colorado, directly threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars of state revenue, and hundreds of millions in education funding. Further, the Democratic Senate and House leadership seems intent on pushing this misinformed bill forward, despite it being fraught with unintended consequences.

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CPC and COGA Joint Statement on SB19-181

DENVER, March 3, 2019 – The following is a joint statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), and Tracee Bentley, Executive Director of the Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC):

Late Friday afternoon, Democratic legislative leaders introduced sweeping anti-oil and natural gas legislation. Senate Bill 181 is scheduled to be heard in a Senate committee at 2 p.m. Tuesday, just one business day after it was introduced…

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API Continues to Promote Safe U.S. Energy Development, Enhances Workplace Safety with Release of Recommended Practice 54

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute today released Recommended Practice 54 (RP 54), Occupational Safety and Health for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations, which provides procedures for promoting and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for personnel in drilling and well servicing operations. 

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ICYMI: Bureau of Land Management announces record-breaking year of more than $1 billion generated by oil and natural gas lease sales

WASHINGTON, February 7, 2019 – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced this week that 2018 was a record year for oil and natural gas lease sales – generating more than $1 billion – an amount that was nearly equal to the BLM’s budget for Fiscal Year 2018.

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API supports nomination of David Bernhardt to serve as Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON, February 4, 2019 – American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers released the following statement on the President’s nomination of Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to serve as Secretary of the Interior:

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