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API Issues Three New Integrity Management Standards for Offshore Natural Gas and Oil Production

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2019 – Today, API published three new Integrity Management (IM) standards to ensure the continued reliable and efficient operation of offshore floating production platforms, including facilities designed to produce natural gas and oil, and export liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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CNN Climate Town Hall: 3 Questions That Every Candidate Should Answer

Here are three more questions that are worth keeping in mind if you're watching CNN's climate town hall this evening.


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Colorado Petroleum Council: Adams County Natural Gas and Oil Code Revisions Exceed Scope of New State Law

DENVER, September 3, 2019 – Lynn Granger, executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, provided the following statement in response to the Adams County Board of Commissioners’ adoption of new rules and regulations on the natural gas and oil industry.

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The Facts About Industry Leadership, Methane Emissions, and so-called “Regulatory Rollback”

Fact: U.S. methane emissions are down even as America continues to produce more affordable, reliable, and cleaner natural gas. While U.S. natural gas production grew more than 50 percent from 1990 to 2017, methane emissions dropped 14 percent. In the Permian Basin, production surged 100 percent from 2011 to 2017, but methane emissions relative to production declined nearly 40 percent. In the Eagle Ford basin, production grew 130 percent over the same time period, and methane emissions relative to production fell nearly 70 percent.

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API: Industry Leadership Combined with Smart Regulations Will Continue to Drive Methane Emissions Reductions

WASHINGTON, August 29, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of draft revisions to its New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas sector.  

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API Signs MOU with Russian Federal Agency to Further Safety and Environmental Protection in Oil and Gas through Global Adoption of Industry Standards

MOSCOW, August 28, 2019 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Russian Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the exchange of ideas around standardization of practices to promote safety and sustainability in the oil and natural gas sector.

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API Commends Nebraska Supreme Court Decision Re-Affirming Keystone XL Pipeline Route

LINCOLN, August 23, 2019—Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a statement regarding the Nebraska Supreme Court’s decision to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline’s planned route through Nebraska.

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Escalating U.S.-China Trade Dispute Hurts American Energy Leadership, Economy, and Consumers

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2019 – Today, API issued the following statement on China’s announcement of retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, including American crude oil and several other petroleum products.

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API: Total U.S. Petroleum Demand Topped 20.8 MB/D In July, Highest Since 2005

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2019 – Total U.S. petroleum demand averaged 20.8 million barrels per day (mb/d) in July 2019, which represented a 0.9% year-over-year increase and the highest demand for the month since 2005, according to the latest Monthly Statistical Report released today by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The increase in demand came as the U.S. continued to sustain world-leading production, which continues to meet virtually all global oil demand growth. This production cushion combined with high refinery utilization is furthering U.S energy security and benefiting American consumers.

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Improved Endangered Species Rules will Ensure Habitat Conservation and Species Protection

WASHINGTON, August 12, 2019 – API welcomed the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) action to clarify and improve the implementation of the Endangered Species Act through the reduction of duplicative and unnecessary regulations that ultimately bog down conservation efforts. The streamlining of these regulations will ensure that public-private projects can further promote the conservation of habitat and protection of endangered species, while focusing resources on environmental improvements across the country.

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