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.
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.
ST.PAUL, March 15, 2019 — Today, API’s Minnesota Petroleum Council Director Erin Roth released the following statement applauding the passage of SF 2011, an important bill focused on protecting critical energy infrastructure in Minnesota following the recent attempts of sabotage on Line 3.
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute’s latest monthly statistical report showed that the U.S set a new record for oil production at 12.1 million barrels a day (mb/d) in February, continuing America’s position as the world’s leading oil producer. The increased production reflects the rise in drilling activity development over the past quarter. In addition, petroleum demand in February was the strongest for that month in more than a decade at 20.4 (mb/d).
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:
DENVER, March 13, 2019 – The following is a joint statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), and Ben Marter, spokesman for the Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC):
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 13, 2019 – To establish cooperation and further its constructive working relationships in the Gulf region, today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO). This MOU brings together the largest oil producing regions in the world to harmonize standards that promote safety, environmental protection, and sustainability within the industry.
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).
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2019 –Today, the American Petroleum Institute called EPA’s proposal to facilitate the year-round sale of higher ethanol blended E15 gasoline coupled with changes to Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market a lose-lose for U.S. consumers.
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute issued a statement today supporting the Department of Energy’s (DOE) non-Free Trade Agreement export authorization for Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility last week, along with the introduction of a Senate bill designed to speed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) reviews of LNG terminals and other energy infrastructure.