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API welcomes EPA proposal to maintain existing air quality standards

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2020 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on the Particulate Matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), which recommends retaining all six of the current standards. API participated throughout the agency’s public process of developing science and policy documents that are the basis for this proposed rule.

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API urges Texas Railroad Commission not to intervene in oil markets

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2020 — The American Petroleum Institute urged the Texas Railroad Commission to avoid intervening in oil markets ahead of a hearing today to consider production quotas requiring the state’s oil producers to reduce output by 20 percent beginning in May.

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API welcomes OPEC+ agreement to cut global oil production

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2020 — American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of a historic OPEC+ agreement to cut global oil production beginning in May.

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API on OPEC+ and G20 nation agreement to cut global oil production

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2020 — American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of a historic OPEC+ and G20 nation agreement to cut global oil production beginning in May.

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API on OPEC+ decision to cut production

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement regarding today's OPEC+ decision to to cut production by 10 million barrels per day for a two month period.

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API joins White House meeting on state of the energy industry

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2020 — American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers issued the following statement regarding today's meeting between President Trump, administration officials and executives representing U.S. natural gas and oil companies. Sommers attended the meeting with API member companies.

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America’s natural gas and oil companies lead multiple initiatives to reduce methane emissions

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute today applauded the launch of the Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition, an initiative representing nearly 80 percent of oil production in Texas and formed to minimize methane emissions and flaring in the state of Texas. The majority of the nearly 40 members of the new coalition also participate in other initiatives that improve environmental performance, including The Environmental Partnership.

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API applauds TC Energy announcement to start construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2020 – API issued the following statement regarding TC Energy’s announcement earlier today about their decision to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Oil and gas industry releases updated global sustainability reporting guidance

LONDON, March 30, 2020 – IPIECA, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) today released the new edition of the “Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil and Gas industry, which marks over fifteen years of collaboration between the member companies across the three leading industry associations.

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API issues standards to improve safety of natural gas gathering pipelines

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 – API issued two standards, Recommended Practice (RP) 1182 and the second edition of RP 80, designed to address the safe operation of larger-diameter gathering pipelines used to transport natural gas from production sites to larger interstate pipelines.

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