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API President and CEO Jack Gerard to Depart in August

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2018 – After 10 years running one of Washington’s most influential associations covering all aspects of the oil and natural gas sector, API President and CEO Jack Gerard announced he will not make another long-term commitment to API and will step down when his current contract ends in August 2018.  Until then, he will continue to direct the association’s work and assist in the search for a new CEO.


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API names Mark Harmon as Executive Director of the South Carolina Petroleum Council

COLUMBIA, January 17, 2018 – API today announced Mark Harmon as the South Carolina Petroleum Council Executive Director.

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API NY: De Blasio’s actions to hurt pension holders are disgraceful

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2018 – API New York Executive Director Karen Moreau released the following statement on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement to divest the city’s pensions from oil and natural gas.

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API: Removing Eastern Gulf from OCS 5-year plan is premature

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement on Interior Secretary Zinke’s announcement to remove the Eastern Gulf of Mexico from the recently released five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan. 

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API’s Jack Gerard delivers the 2018 State of American Energy speech

WASHINGTON, January 9, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard delivered the following speech at today’s 2018 State of American Energy event. Below are Gerard’s remarks as prepared for delivery. To view the remarks online, please click here. Also, to view the video that was debuted at today’s event, click here.

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New offshore energy plan will benefit South Carolina energy consumers

COLUMBIA, January 4, 2018 – David McGowan, Southern Region Director of the American Petroleum Institute (API), today welcomed the Interior Department’s new five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan, which puts South Carolina on the right track towards greater energy production, new jobs and economic growth.

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NORTH CAROLINA PETROLEUM COUNCIL: New offshore energy plan will benefit North Carolina energy consumers

RALEIGH, January 4, 2018 – North Carolina Petroleum Council Executive Director David McGowan today welcomed the new five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan, which puts North Carolina on the right track towards greater energy production, new jobs and economic growth.

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GEORGIA PETROLEUM COUNCIL: New offshore energy plan will benefit Georgia consumers and strengthen national security

ATLANTA, January 4, 2018 – Georgia Petroleum Council Executive Director Hunter Hopkins today welcomed the Interior Department’s new proposal for a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan, putting Georgia on the right track towards greater energy production, new jobs and economic growth.

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VIRGINIA PETROLEUM COUNCIL: New offshore energy plan will benefit Virginia energy consumers, strengthen U.S. national security

RICHMOND, January 4, 2018 – Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Miles Morin today welcomed the Interior Department’s new proposal for a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan to allow greater access to the Atlantic’s outer-continental shelf, which puts Virginia on the right track towards job creation, economic growth, and strengthened national security.

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FLORIDA PETROLEUM COUNCIL: New offshore energy plan will benefit Florida consumers and strengthen U.S. national security

TALLAHASSEE, January 4, 2018 – Florida Petroleum Council Executive Director David Mica today welcomed the Interior Department’s new proposal for a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan, putting Florida on the right track towards greater energy production, new jobs and economic growth.

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