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API Announces Bipartisan “Explore Offshore” Coalition Supporting Expanded Access To U.S. Natural Gas and Oil Resources

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2018 –Today, API launched “Explore Offshore”, a new coalition of more than 100 diverse community organizations, associations, businesses and local leaders in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida who support increased access to offshore U.S. natural gas and oil for responsible development using advanced technologies. The coalition will be co-chaired by former Secretary of the Navy and former Democratic Virginia Senator Jim Webb and former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson.

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Colorado Petroleum Council Holds Student STEM Event in Rifle, Colorado to Encourage Young Men and Women to Pursue Oil and Gas Careers

DENVER, June 5, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council, Colorado Mountain College, and the Rocky Mountain Energy Forum hosted nearly 130 students, grades six through ten, from Rifle, Colorado and beyond to talk about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This is the fourth annual STEM event hosted by the Colorado Petroleum Council to encourage young men and women to learn more about STEM careers, especially in the natural gas and oil industry, one of Colorado’s most innovative and technologically advanced industries.

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Broad energy coalition condemns action to subsidize failing coal, nuclear plants

Proposed action to bail out nuclear, coal plants is misguided, would hurt consumers

WASHINGTON June 1, 2018 - A diverse group of energy industry associations including energy efficiency and storage, natural gas, oil, solar and wind issued the following statement condemning the Administration’s draft plan to bail out coal and nuclear plants across the country.

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API: New Sec. 232 Tariffs on Key Trade Allies Will Negatively Impact U.S. Energy Renaissance, U.S. Economy, and National Security

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 – Following the announcement from the White House that the Trump administration will be imposing new steel and aluminum tariffs on three important allies by ending their country exemptions – Canada, Mexico, and the European Union – API’s President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement.

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Oil, natural gas industry highlights preparedness for upcoming hurricane season

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 –  Today, API along with PMAA, AGA, AFPM, INGAA and NOIA highlighted the steps that the natural gas and oil industry is taking to prepare its operations for the upcoming hurricane season and shared lessons learned and examples of the industry’s resilience from past hurricane seasons.

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API says rule to grant relief from tariffs and quotas on steel must be improved to reduce harm to U.S. businesses and consumers

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute (API) joined other trade associations in comments to the Department of Commerce on Section 232’s Interim Final Rule (IFR) to raise concerns over the ability of natural gas and oil companies to receive relief from steel tariffs and quotas.

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U.S. petroleum demand sustains its highest levels in 11 years

WASHINGTON, MAY 17, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute reported that the first four months of this year saw U.S. petroleum demand average 750 thousand barrels a day above the same period in 2017 despite higher prices, a sign of solid economic activity. April also saw the U.S. produce a record 10.5 million barrels per day (MBD) of oil.

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Oil, natural gas industry leads effort to make our air cleaner through low-carbon technologies, says new study

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2018 – API today released a new study highlighting the natural gas and oil industry’s leadership in making our air cleaner through increased investments in renewables and other low-carbon technologies.

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API: Department of Defense Eastern Gulf of Mexico report supports expanded access for offshore oil and natural gas development in key areas

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 – Following the publication of the Department of Defense’s Compatibility Assessment Report for the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, API’s Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito released the following statement.

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Colorado’s natural gas and oil industry supported smarter, more effective regulation throughout 2018 Legislative Session

DENVER, May 9, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council issued the following statement today as the 71st General Assembly ends, recognizing the progress on establishing clear and smart regulations that help strengthen the industry’s innovations and foster new technologies for improving safety and environmental performance.

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