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API-MN says pipelines are critical to Minnesota, condemns acts of sabotage

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.”

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Natural gas production is delivering for Pennsylvania; new policies should focus on continuing growth and improving infrastructure

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.

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API supports nomination of David Bernhardt to serve as Interior Secretary

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:

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API-NABTU Advance Safety For Workers Through Joint Training Courses

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.


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API adds heft to bipartisan advocacy team with new hires in external mobilization, communications

WASHINGTON, January 30, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute’s President and CEO Mike Sommers today announced key additions to API’s bipartisan advocacy team to expand its reach in Washington and across the country:


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Industry sets multiple records to meet historic consumer demand for U.S. natural gas and oil

WASHINGTON, January 25, 2019 – In a remarkable month, the American Petroleum Institute’s latest Monthly Statistical Report (MSR) shows the U.S. natural gas and oil industry established multiple records in December.

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API: Continued Growth of U.S. Energy As The World Leader Verified by Q4 Natural Gas and Oil Data

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2019 – Estimated total natural gas and oil well completions rose 23 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to year-ago levels, according to API’s 2018 Quarterly Well Completion Report, Fourth Quarter.

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New Report Shows Robust Natural Gas and Oil Industry Commitment to Workplace Safety

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2019 – API today released its comprehensive Workplace Safety Report showing that occupational injuries and illness for the natural gas and oil industry occur at a substantially lower rate than the U.S. private sector and are continuing to decline.

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Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley Responds to Colorado Supreme Court Ruling in Martinez v. Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

DENVER, January 14, 2019Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley provided the following statement in response to the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision in Martinez v. Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission.

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U.S. LNG Ready to Take Center Stage in 2019

(Washington, D.C.) – The coming year is expected to make the U.S. the third largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, creating jobs stateside while reducing emissions and providing reliable energy to countries around the world. The American Petroleum Institute, Center for LNG, and LNG Allies, the three national trade associations specializing in U.S. LNG, today issued a first-of-its-kind joint statement on the extraordinary developments expected in U.S. LNG in 2019.

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