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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to Adams County Commission’s Moratorium on New Natural Gas and Oil Development

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.

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to Senate Bill 181’s Passage through House Energy & Environment Committee

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.

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API-MN Applauds Passage of Bill Focused on Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure

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.

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API: U.S. sets oil production and petroleum demand records in February 2019 (includes Q1 Industry Outlook)

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).  

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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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