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Minnesota PUC should approve Line 3 with preferred route

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 9, 2018 – The Minnesota Petroleum Council called on members of the Public Utilities Commission to approve the Line 3 pipeline project with the preferred route, as submitted by Enbridge, that will minimize environmental impact and avoid supply disruptions.

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Free market principles should drive transportation policies, mandates and subsidies increase consumer costs

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute testified at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on policy implications of electric and conventional vehicles. API Group Director of Downstream and Industry Operations Frank Macchiarola said transportation and energy policies should be based on free-market principles that allow market participants to operate and compete on a level playing field.

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Diverse energy coalition: "No Emergency" to justify subsidies for uneconomic power plants

WASHINGTON – An unusual coalition representing natural gas, power, renewable energy and energy efficiency industry associations submitted a legal analysis to the Department of Energy (DOE) late Monday opposing federal use of emergency authority to provide a long-term subsidy for aging and uneconomic power plants that would otherwise retire.  Such federal action is under consideration following a request from FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), an owner of power plants now in bankruptcy proceedings.

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CPC applauds State Senate passage of new mineral and royalty owner protections

DENVER, May 4, 2018 – Late last night, the Colorado State Senate concurred with the House amendments to the natural gas and oil industry’s compromise statutory pooling bill, Senate Bill 18-230, and the bill now will go to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper for signature.

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Mike Sommers Named New API President and CEO

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2018 – API today announced that Mike Sommers will be the new President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, following an election this afternoon by API’s Board of Directors and a thorough search and transition planning process. Known for bipartisan collaboration and visionary strategic planning, Sommers brings two decades of political experience to API, including his current role as president and CEO of the American Investment Council. 

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Colorado Petroleum Council applauds Senate decision to reject bills weakening Colorado’s energy leadership

DENVER, May 2, 2018 – Today, the Colorado Petroleum Council welcomed activity by the Colorado State Senate, voting down three bills that could have had a harmful effect on the production of natural gas and oil in Colorado, jobs and the economy.

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Gov. Wolf’s duplicative tax is a bad deal for Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2018 – Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman issued the following response today to Governor Wolf’s latest attempt to increase taxes on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.

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API supports Interior Efforts to Enhance Offshore Safety

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2018 – Following the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) announcement regarding proposed revisions to Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rules, API Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito applauded Interior’s work on revising flawed regulations to promote safer offshore operations.


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Colorado Petroleum Council applauds Senate for supporting new mineral and royalty owner protections

DENVER, April 24, 2018 – Today API applauded the Colorado Senate’s passage of Senate Bill18-230, legislation that will modify Colorado’s regulations to strengthen protections for mineral and royalty owners.

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New Report: Liquid pipeline deliveries rise 43 percent while community incidents drop

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 24, 2018 –– API, along with the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), released the pipeline industry’s 2018 Annual Liquids Pipeline Report showing that barrels of crude oil delivered by pipeline rose 43 percent from 2012 – 2016 and pipeline incidents surrounding the public or the environment declined 19 percent over the last five years.

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