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New API Standard Will Help Ensure Wells are Sealed Safely

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today published a new standard to address the closure and remediation of natural gas and oil wells to enhance safety, sustainability and environmental stewardship. 

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API Statement on IEA Report on Pathway to Net-Zero by 2050

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute today issued the following statement from Vice President of Corporate Policy Stephen Comstock in response to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) report on a pathway to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

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API Statement on President Biden’s First Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement from President and CEO Mike Sommers in advance of President Biden’s first joint address to Congress this evening.

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API Receives Accreditation of Safety and Sustainability-Focused Certification Programs

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) is pleased to announce the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) accreditation of three of its inspector certifications, validating API’s ongoing commitment to deliver world-class programs to support safe and reliable natural gas and oil operations. 

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Pipeline SMS Annual Report Highlights Implementation Progress in 2020

Rapid City, SD, April 23, 2021 – Today, the Pipeline Safety Management Systems (Pipeline SMS) Industry Team released the 2020 Annual Report, detailing industry’s progress implementing API Recommended Practice (RP) 1173, Pipeline Safety Management Systems. The Industry Team serves to facilitate the ongoing journey by liquid and gas pipeline operators, as well as the contractor community to reach zero incidents. While 2020 presented historic obstacles for our country, the pipeline industry continued to demonstrate its commitment to implement RP 1173, regularly assessing program maturity, measuring safety culture and closing identified gaps.

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API on Administration NDC Announcement, Planned Executive Orders

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute today issued the following statements regarding the Biden administration’s announcement for a new U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the Paris Agreement and an anticipated executive order directing federal agencies to address climate-related financial risk.

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LOOP, Phillips 66 Win 2020 Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) is pleased to announce that LOOP LLC and Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC are the winners of the 2020 Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards, which recognize operators who have distinguished themselves as champions of industry innovation and operational excellence.

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API Underscores Importance of Federal Oil and Gas Program, Urges DOI to End Federal Leasing Pause

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on the importance of continued natural gas and oil leasing and development on federal lands and waters for U.S. economic growth and climate progress. API Vice President of Upstream Policy Kevin O’Scannlain urged Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to account for the economic and environmental benefits that federal natural gas and oil production provides to local communities and the entire country during the department’s review of the program and expeditiously lift the federal leasing pause.

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New Study: Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Critical to U.S.-Canada Energy Trade, Benefits Consumers on Both Sides of the Border

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today released a new report examining how growth in cross-border petroleum trade between the United States and Canada has led to the further integration of North American energy markets, delivering economic benefits, lowering consumer energy costs and strengthening energy security on both sides of the border. The analysis, which API Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola highlighted in remarks before the 2021 Scotiabank CAPP Energy Symposium earlier today, underscores how continued development and maintenance of cross-border energy infrastructure will be critical to sustaining this trade relationship and further integrating North American energy markets.

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API Statement on White House Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Policy, Economic and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola regarding the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan.

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