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Line 3 is critical to safely delivering the energy Minnesotans demand everyday

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 23, 2018 – The Minnesota Petroleum Council issued the following statement after a Minnesota Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) released her recommendations on Line 3’s route permit and the project’s certificate of need to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

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API looks forward to working with FERC on improving the pipeline permitting process

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 – API committed to working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the agency seeks input from stakeholders on how to improve the pipeline permitting process.

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Record U.S. oil production fuels highest demand since 2007

WASHINGTON, APRIL 19, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute reported that U.S. petroleum demand reached 20.6 million barrels per day (MBD) last month, the highest level since 2007. To satisfy demand, domestic refineries utilized 91.5 percent of their capacity – a record for the month of March – and processed 17 MBD of oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The U.S. also produced a record 10.4 MBD of crude oil plus another 3.9 MBD of NGLs.

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Natural gas, oil drilling and completions up more than 35 percent over 2017

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 –  API today released its quarterly well completion report for the first quarter of 2018 showing that natural gas and oil drilling and completions rose more than 35 percent over 2017 levels signaling the strength of the U.S. natural gas and oil industry. In addition, the success rate for exploration of natural gas and oil was more than 60 percent, the highest rate since 2009.

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American Petroleum Institute teams up with North America’s Building Trades Unions to enhance safety training for tomorrow’s energy workforce

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) today announced the establishment of the Pipeline Construction Safety Training Program. This landmark program will marry the best practices of both the building trades unions and the natural gas and oil industry into a foundational safety program applicable throughout all energy infrastructure construction.

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Florida Petroleum Council objects to forcing voters to decide on the use of electronic cigarettes and the future of oil and gas drilling in the state

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 – The Florida Petroleum Council today raised strong objection  to the Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission’s (CRC) approval of a measure to tie an offshore drilling measure with a vaping ban without any public debate.


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Gov. Murphy should protect consumers, say NO to PSEG’s bailout

TRENTON, N.J. – April 12, 2018 – The New Jersey Petroleum Council called on Gov. Murphy to veto legislation that will force consumers to provide a bailout to PSEG’s profitable nuclear power plants across the state.

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API warns against approval of year round E-15 sales, asserting the need to protect American consumers

WASHINGTON, APRIL 12, 2018 –Today the American Petroleum Institute said forcing higher ethanol fuel blends into the marketplace could have negative consequences for the American consumer.


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API welcomes relief to states on implementing air quality standards

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2018 – API today welcomed action by the Trump administration to streamline the implementation of air quality standards to promote public health, environmental protection and economic growth.

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API calls on U.S. Senate to approve Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to EPA

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard called on members of the U.S. Senate to approve the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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