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API spotlights women in energy at CERAWeek in Houston

HOUSTON, March 5, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute hosted its third annual Women in Energy event at CERAWeek highlighting the prominent role women play in the natural gas and oil industry. Nearly half of the women currently employed in the industry work in management and professional jobs, a number that is expected to grow through 2035.

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API supports new EPA NSPS amendments and calls for proper review of air emissions guidance

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 – API issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the EPA’s amendments to its oil and gas air emissions standards and the proposed withdrawal of EPA’s 2016 emissions guidance (Control Technique Guidelines), and calls for sound science and proper review.  

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API: Administration must minimize harm to infrastructure and jobs from steel and aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 – Following the President’s announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs today, API President and CEO Jack Gerard emphasized the need to ensure U.S. oil and natural gas investments in American infrastructure, facilities and jobs can continue. 

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Georgia Petroleum Council: Offshore exploration is critical for Georgia’s communities, good paying jobs, increased investments and state revenue

ATLANTA, February 28, 2018 – Georgia Petroleum Council Executive Director Hunter Hopkins emphasized the importance of offshore energy to Georgia’s communities and economy prior to today’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan. 

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North Carolina Petroleum Council: Offshore energy resources key to North Carolina’s economic future and energy self-sufficiency

RALEIGH, February 26, 2018 – North Carolina Executive Director David McGowan pointed to the many economic benefits that offshore energy resources could bring to North Carolina in advance of today’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan. 

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Virginia Petroleum Council: Offshore exploration can bring jobs, consumer benefits and economic growth to Virginia

RICHMOND, February 21, 2018 – Virginia Executive Director Miles Morin emphasized the opportunities that exploring offshore energy resources can bring to Virginia’s economic and energy future prior to today’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan. 

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API supports NAFTA modernization that retains strong protections for U.S. investors

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement in advance of the seventh round of NAFTA negotiations, highlighting the energy and economic benefits of NAFTA, and urging the administration to retain critical protections for U.S. businesses.

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API: Department of Commerce’s recommendation to implement restrictions on steel and aluminum inconsistent with the Administration’s vision for economic growth

WASHINGTON, February 16, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard raised serious concerns with the Department of Commerce’s announcement recommending tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S.

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U.S. crude oil production hits a record high in January at 10.2 million barrels per day

WASHINGTON, February 16, 2018 – U.S. crude production rose to 10.2 million barrels per day (MBD) in January – the highest monthly output on record, according to API’s monthly statistical report. This was an increase of 1.1 percent versus December and 15.1 percent from January 2017.

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Colorado Petroleum Council supports new flowline safety rulemaking

DENVER, February 13, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council said it supports the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rulemaking that will strengthen the commission’s infrastructure flowline regulations and update the 811 "one-call" safety program. The 811 program gives property owners one number to call to notify all utilities operating in an area to come mark their submerged lines prior to commencing any digging operations.

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