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2019 Pipeline SMS Annual Report Released

ALPHARETTA, GA, May 5, 2020 – Today, the Pipeline Safety Management Systems Industry Team released their 2019 Annual Report, reflecting on last year’s implementation progress and program highlights. The Industry Team serves to facilitate implementation of API Recommended Practice (RP) 1173, Pipeline Safety Management Systems (Pipeline SMS), among the liquids and natural gas pipeline industry. The annual report, which also includes an industry-wide survey, showed a majority of pipeline operators are using Pipeline SMS to improve their overall safety performance and reinforce internal safety culture.

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API's New Engine Oil Standard for Passenger Vehicles Takes Effect

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2020 — API today announced its new passenger car engine oil standard takes effect immediately, providing improved engine performance and fuel economy for today’s gasoline engine cars, light-trucks and SUVs.

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API Earth Day Fact Sheet

Lighting The Way Towards A Cleaner Energy Future

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API signs latest MOU with ARPEL to deepen ties with Latin American and Caribbean region

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2020 — API today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Regional Association of Oil, Gas and Biofuels Sector Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL), an association of companies operating in over 30 countries of the region representing one of the largest arrays of energy industry interests in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Labor, Industry, Respond to Montana District Court Decision on USACE Nationwide Permit 12

Washington, April 17, 2020 – The North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) issued the following statement in response to the April 15 decision by a Federal judge in the District Court of Montana that vacated the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers issuance of a Nationwide Permit 12 for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project:


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API’s March Monthly Statistical Report shows impact of coronavirus on energy markets

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2020 — U.S. petroleum demand declined to 19.4 million barrels per day (mb/d) in March, which was a 4.6 percent decrease from February, according to data released today from the American Petroleum Institute’s March 2020 Monthly Statistical Report (MSR), which is based on surveys of 90 percent of the industry. Measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus drove gasoline and jet fuel demand lower, but were partially offset by higher diesel fuel deliveries with increased freight transportation.

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API welcomes EPA proposal to maintain existing air quality standards

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2020 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on the Particulate Matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), which recommends retaining all six of the current standards. API participated throughout the agency’s public process of developing science and policy documents that are the basis for this proposed rule.

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API urges Texas Railroad Commission not to intervene in oil markets

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2020 — The American Petroleum Institute urged the Texas Railroad Commission to avoid intervening in oil markets ahead of a hearing today to consider production quotas requiring the state’s oil producers to reduce output by 20 percent beginning in May.

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API welcomes OPEC+ agreement to cut global oil production

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2020 — American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of a historic OPEC+ agreement to cut global oil production beginning in May.

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API on OPEC+ decision to cut production

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement regarding today's OPEC+ decision to to cut production by 10 million barrels per day for a two month period.

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