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API Supports Clarification of EPA Guidance on Section 401 of the Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2019—API released a statement reacting to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) clarification of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

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API Convenes Rail Safety Experts from U.S. and Canada

CHICAGO, June 6, 2019—API’s Manager of Midstream and Industry Operations today addressed more than 150 safety culture practitioners during this year’s International Safety Culture Summit, highlighting API’s commitment to promoting a culture of safety in the rail industry, as well as other industrial sectors.

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API and IOGP sign MOU, Formalizing Cooperative Relationship

HOUSTON, June 6, 2019 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a stronger partnership, share world-class practices and collectively engage on the industry’s contributions to society.  This MOU strengthens our ongoing collaboration and marks a milestone in the relationship between the two organizations. 

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Legislation Doesn’t Restore PA - It Jeopardizes Pennsylvania’s Economic Strength

HARRISBURG, June 5, 2019 – API-PA Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman today issued the following response to legislation introduced today to consider Governor Wolf’s fifth proposal to increase taxes on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.


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API Announces Improved Engine Oil Standards

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2019 – Today, API announced the approval of improved performance standards for engine oils that will provide greater protection and fuel efficiency for today’s gasoline-engine-powered cars and trucks.

Two of the new standards, ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B, are the latest in a line of more stringent performance specifications put forward by the International Lubricant Standardization Advisory Committee (ILSAC), and a third standard, AP SP, is API’s latest engine oil performance standard. API SP includes all of the ILSAC requirements while at the same time provides performance requirements for oils that do not fall under ILSAC-member recommendations.  The new standards specify more stringent engine oil performance requirements for spark-ignited internal combustion engines. All three of these standards can be licensed under API’s Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System beginning May 1, 2020.

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Colorado Petroleum Council and Colorado Mountain College Host Fifth Annual Student STEM and Empowerment Conference

RIFLE, Colo., June 3, 2019 – Today, the Colorado Petroleum Council and Colorado Mountain College hosted students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) on their educational journey at the fifth-annual Student STEM and Empowerment Conference. The conference, held this year for the second time by Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, featured hands-on STEM workshops, including rocket building, math art design, brushbots, owl pellets, robotics, and a math puzzle mania.

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API Supports Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2019— The American Petroleum Institute issued a statement today applauding the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on the release of their Pipeline Safety Legislative proposals.

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API Supports Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bill

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API President & CEO Mike Sommers Emphasizes Alaska’s Role in U.S. Energy Revolution at AOGA’s Annual Meeting

ANCHORAGE, AK (May 30, 2019) — API President and CEO Mike Sommers today delivered remarks to more than 500 local leaders at the Alaska Oil & Gas Association (AOGA) Annual Meeting in Anchorage. Sommers highlighted the role of natural gas and oil in Alaska, including its many benefits to local communities, job creation, and providing reliable and affordable energy to consumers. While in Alaska, Sommers also toured industry operations in Prudhoe Bay on Alaska’s North Slope, as well as the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), both critical to the safe production and transportation of the natural gas and oil needed to power U.S. consumer needs.

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EPA’s Year-Round E15 and RIN Reform Rule Won’t Fix the Broken Fuels Mandate, Could Hurt U.S. Consumers

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2019—Today, the American Petroleum Institute said EPA rulemaking to extend the RVP waiver to E15 does nothing to help fix the broken Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and could ultimately harm consumers and their vehicles.

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