ST. PAUL, February 12, 2019 – API-Minnesota reacted to today’s decision by Governor Walz to continue pursuing a court appeal that would block Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project across northern Minnesota.
RALEIGH, February 12, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute is growing its North Carolina office to bolster its advocacy efforts on the importance of natural gas and oil, energy infrastructure projects, and how the energy revolution helps support the continued delivery of reliable and affordable energy to consumers across the state. API’s North Carolina Petroleum Council Executive Director David McGowan welcomes John White as the new Associate Director of the North Carolina Petroleum Council.
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.
WASHINGTON, February 6, 2019 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute announced its support for the “Fairness for Every Driver Act” which repeals the electric vehicle tax credit and generates additional revenue for the Highway Trust Fund through a federal highway user fee on alternative fuel vehicles. The bill was introduced today by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and Representative Jason Smith (R-MO).
WASHINGTON, February 5, 2019 – American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers released the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address, which highlighted two crucial API priorities: 21st century energy infrastructure and passage of the United States, Mexico, and Canada Agreement:
ALBANY, February 5, 2019 – API-New York reacted to the decision today by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, directing the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to expand its permit decision blocking the Northern Access pipeline.
ST. PAUL, February 5, 2019 – After an incident yesterday in Minnesota when four rogue individuals attempted to turn off valves controlling Line 3 and Line 4, API issued the following statement condemning their actions. “Pipelines meet a critical need for Minnesotans as temperatures drop and demand increases over the winter, and our industry takes acts of sabotage very seriously,” said API Minnesota Executive Director Erin Roth. “Safety is our number one priority, and any dangerous and illegal effort that threatens our communities and the environment should be prosecuted under state and federal laws.”
HARRISBURG, February 5, 2019 – API-PA Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman today issued the following response to Governor Wolf’s latest proposal to increase taxes on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.
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:
WASHINGTON, February 4, 2019 – Today, API President and CEO Mike Sommers and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey announced the start of new training courses on pipeline construction safety in West Virginia, Ohio and California as part of a groundbreaking partnership that was launched less than a year ago.