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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to Initiative 97 Supporters’ Submission of Signatures

DENVER, August 6, 2018 – Today, supporters of Initiative 97 claim to have submitted the sufficient number of signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. Initiative 97 is a measure that would essentially ban 85 percent of Colorado’s natural gas and oil development on non-federal lands, doing irreparable harm to Colorado’s employment, economy, and energy security by mandating a 2,500-foot setback between natural gas and oil sites and occupied structures and “vulnerable” areas.


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Colorado Petroleum Council to Host Annual State of Colorado Energy Luncheon

DENVER, July 23, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council, a division of the American Petroleum Institute, today announced details of its upcoming annual State of Colorado Energy Luncheon. The gathering, scheduled for Thursday, July 26th, will feature U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and American Petroleum Institute President & CEO Jack Gerard. Tracee Bentley, Executive Director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, will moderate the discussion.

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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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Colorado Petroleum Council applauds Senate decision to reject bills weakening Colorado’s energy leadership

DENVER, May 2, 2018 – Today, the Colorado Petroleum Council welcomed activity by the Colorado State Senate, voting down three bills that could have had a harmful effect on the production of natural gas and oil in Colorado, jobs and the economy.

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Gov. Wolf’s duplicative tax is a bad deal for Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2018 – Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman issued the following response today to Governor Wolf’s latest attempt to increase taxes on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.

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Colorado Petroleum Council applauds Senate for supporting new mineral and royalty owner protections

DENVER, April 24, 2018 – Today API applauded the Colorado Senate’s passage of Senate Bill18-230, legislation that will modify Colorado’s regulations to strengthen protections for mineral and royalty owners.

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Natural gas, oil drilling and completions up more than 35 percent over 2017

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 –  API today released its quarterly well completion report for the first quarter of 2018 showing that natural gas and oil drilling and completions rose more than 35 percent over 2017 levels signaling the strength of the U.S. natural gas and oil industry. In addition, the success rate for exploration of natural gas and oil was more than 60 percent, the highest rate since 2009.

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Record-high natural gas and oil production, rising wages, and new tax law to fuel hundreds of millions of extra dollars into Colorado’s state budget

DENVER, April 3, 2018 – Natural gas and oil production is a top contributor to Colorado’s general fund – a portion of the state budget. Next fiscal year’s revenue increases could top ten percent, up to $12.5 billion, according to the latest economic and revenue forecast by the Legislative Council.

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CPC applauds state Senate for voting down anti-energy bill that would compromise security and fiscal health of Colorado

DENVER, March 7, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council testified today before the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Committee in opposition to House Bill18-1071, legislation that would have slowed or even potentially halted energy development in Colorado and decreased revenue to the government. The bill was rejected by the Senate committee with bipartisan support.

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Gov. Wolf advocates for tax that Pennsylvania already has

HARRISBURG, Pa., February 6, 2018 – Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania (API-PA) Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman issued the following response today to Governor Wolf’s recurring proposal to increase taxes on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.

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