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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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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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CPC and COGA Joint Statement on Senate Bill 19-181’s Passage through the Colorado State Senate

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):

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API Signs MOU with GCC Standardization Organization on Technical Cooperation of Standards for the Natural Gas and Oil Industry

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.

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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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API: EPA Must Reconsider Anti-Consumer RFS Deal

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.


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API Applauds Government Focus on Timely Approvals of LNG Export Facilities to Share Cleaner Fuels Abroad

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.

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Amanda Eversole named API Executive Vice President Expanded Role Focused on Strategic Direction and Operational Excellence

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2019 – API President and CEO Mike Sommers today named Amanda Eversole as Executive Vice President. Eversole will oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization to support API’s more than 600 members throughout the energy supply chain.  Eversole is leading API’s strategic planning process and will advance a variety of policy initiatives and operational improvements to enable the natural gas and oil industry to continue to innovate, invest and transform the U.S. economy.


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ICYMI: API President and CEO Mike Sommers featured on S&P Global Platts’ Capitol Crude podcast

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2019 – Please see below for highlights of the discussion, available online here.

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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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