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Oil and natural gas revenues are critical for America’s largest federal conservation program

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute today released the following statement regarding bipartisan passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, which would provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) – as well as funding to address the estimated $22 billion maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and the Bureau of Indian Education.

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API testifies to Senate on COVID-19 impact on natural gas and oil sector, discusses long-term industry outlook

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2020 — API today testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and discussed the challenges facing the U.S. natural gas and oil sector during the COVID-19 pandemic and the industry’s role in the economic recovery.

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API statement on EPA considering benefits and costs in Clean Air Act rulemaking

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2020 – API today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on “Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process.”

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API supports final rulemaking for water quality certifications

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2020—API today released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rulemaking for Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

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API strengthens policy leadership with new Vice President of Upstream and names new Director for the Center for Offshore Safety

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2020 — The American Petroleum Institute (API) today announced that Lem Smith has joined API as Vice President of Upstream Policy and that former U.S. Coast Guard Captain Russell Holmes has been named Director of the Center for Offshore Safety (COS). Holmes replaces Charlie Williams, who recently retired after leading the COS throughout its first decade.

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Joint industry coalition supports government request for stay in Nationwide Permitting case

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2020—A joint coalition including the American Gas Association (AGA), American Petroleum Institute (API), Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL), Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), filed an Emergency Motion with the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals requesting a stay pending appeal in Northern Plains Resource Council v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Federal Government filed a similar Motion on May 13.

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Correcting The Record On The CARES Act Tax Rebates: Oil, Solar, Airlines, Retail, & More All Benefit

Some agenda driven individuals are manufacturing outrage because American companies are claiming tax deductions from a tax provision designed by a bi-partisan Congress to... help American companies.

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API’s April Monthly Statistical Report shows major shifts in energy supply and demand patterns due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2020 – Reduced economic activity resulting from shelter-in-place restrictions due to COVID-19 drove significant near-term disruptions to energy markets in the month of April with U.S. petroleum demand falling nearly 27 percent to 14.2 million barrels per day (mb/d), according to data released today in the American Petroleum Institute’s April 2020 Monthly Statistical Report (MSR).

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Pipeline performance report shows safety improving while mileage, barrels delivered increases

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2020 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released the 2019 Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report and 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. The report details how liquid pipeline incidents impacting people or the environment have decreased 36 percent over the last 5 years, while pipeline mileage increased nearly 10 percent and barrels delivered increased nearly 35 percent.

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