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API’s July Monthly Statistical Report Shows Signs of Gradually Improving Market Conditions

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2020 – U.S. petroleum markets continued to gradually improve in July with inventories backing down from record highs and demand posting its third consecutive monthly increase since April, according to data released today in the American Petroleum Institute’s July 2020 Monthly Statistical Report (MSR).

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New Poll: Majority of Battleground State Voters Support U.S. Energy Leadership

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2020 – With the first of two party conventions underway this week, the American Petroleum Institute released new polling conducted by Morning Consult showing two-thirds of voters in key battleground and other states would be more likely to vote for candidates who support access to natural gas and oil produced in the U.S. The polling also shows an overwhelming majority of voters prioritize American energy security and believe it is important for the U.S. not to rely on foreign energy sources.

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API Announces Winners of Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today announced the winners of the 2019 Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards. The award recognizes one small, medium and large operator, selected by their peers and shown to be leaders in fostering a safety culture; proactive sharing and learning of leading practices; and participation in API policy and technical work, including the implementation of Recommended Practice (RP) 1173.

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API Welcomes Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in Alaska

WASHINGTON, August 17, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Interior’s approval of the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska. The announcement follows a 2017 congressional mandate requiring the program, which will determine where and under what terms and conditions leasing will occur in the 1.56 million-acre Coastal Plain within the 19.3 million-acre ANWR.

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Modified EPA Methane Rules Support Further Emissions Reductions

WASHINGTON, August 13, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) issued the following statement as Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is expected to sign modified methane rules during an event in Pittsburgh today. The modified rules further align the agency with its statutory obligations under the Clean Air Act while enabling continued emissions reductions.


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API Discusses Importance of Modern Energy Infrastructure and Industry’s Role in Economic Recovery During Colorado Roundtable

DENVER, August 12, 2020 — American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers joined U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and business and policy leaders from across Colorado and the Mountain West today for a virtual roundtable discussion on the importance of infrastructure and sound policy to putting Americans back to work and strengthening U.S. energy security.

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API statement on Senate passage of PIPES Act

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) released the following statement today in response to the bipartisan Senate passage of the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Reauthorization bill, or the PIPES Act (S. 2299).  

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API supports Army Corps proposal to reissue key infrastructure permits

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) release of the proposed renewal of over 50 Nationwide Permits (NWPs) for the next five years.

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API Supports New Legislation to Cut Red Tape and Create Infrastructure Jobs

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) released the following statement today in response to legislation introduced by Sen. Cornyn (R-TX), which would provide additional certainty to the Nationwide Permit program.  

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Oil and Natural Gas Revenues Invest in America, Fund Nation’s Largest Federal Conservation Program

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) issued the following statement ahead of an anticipated vote in the U.S. House on the Great American Outdoors Act, which ensures full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This program relies on offshore oil and natural gas development to supply billions of dollars to support public lands across the country, from Grand Canyon National Park to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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