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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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API Publishes New Guide for Innovative Drone Use In Natural Gas and Oil Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2019—Today, API announced the publication of its Guide for Developing a UAS Program in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry, which will help ensure worker and operational safety as the industry introduces drones in its operations.

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API Ohio Disappointed in House Vote Moving Proposed Nuclear Bailout Forward

COLUMBUS, May 29, 2019—API Ohio released a statement reacting to today’s vote by the Ohio House of Representatives to approve House Bill 6 (HB 6).

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to Broomfield City Council Imposing Moratorium on New Energy Development

DENVER, May 28, 2019 – This evening, Broomfield City Council approved a six-month moratorium on new natural gas and oil development in the city, becoming the seventh Colorado community to impose a ban since the introduction of Senate Bill 181 in March. The moratorium passed unanimously on second reading, halting the municipal approval process for energy development until December. Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Lynn Granger released the following statement in response to the decision:

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API-Ohio Reacts to New Report Which Shows Ohio Nuclear Plants Are Profitable, HB 6 Bailout Unnecessary

COLUMBUS, May 28, 2019—API Ohio released a statement in reaction to a study published today by PJM Interconnection’s former Chief Economist, Paul Sotkiewicz, that looks at the financial position of the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants currently seeking a taxpayer funded bailout through House Bill 6 (HB 6), scheduled to be voted on by the full House of Representatives tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29.

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