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Senate Transportation & Energy Committee Passes Bill that Threatens Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs, Billions of Dollars of State Revenue, and Hundreds of Millions in Education Funding

DENVER, March 6, 2019 – Tonight, the Colorado State Senate Transportation & Energy Committee passed SB19-181 on a party-line vote. The bill would at the very least hinder, if not prohibit energy development in Colorado, directly threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars of state revenue, and hundreds of millions in education funding. Further, the Democratic Senate and House leadership seems intent on pushing this misinformed bill forward, despite it being fraught with unintended consequences.

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CPC and COGA Joint Statement on SB19-181

DENVER, March 3, 2019 – The following is a joint statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), and Tracee Bentley, Executive Director of the Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC):

Late Friday afternoon, Democratic legislative leaders introduced sweeping anti-oil and natural gas legislation. Senate Bill 181 is scheduled to be heard in a Senate committee at 2 p.m. Tuesday, just one business day after it was introduced…

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Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley Expresses Concern Over Lack of Stakeholder Process in Upcoming Energy Legislation

DENVER, February 28, 2019 – Today, Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley offered the following statement regarding the Colorado State House and Senate leadership’s announcement that they would file new oil and natural gas regulation legislation soon and had already held a stakeholder process. The creation of new legislation should always include a legitimate stakeholder process, including offering stakeholders an opportunity to review the actual legislation and provide input and related expertise. This is a critical aspect of a transparent legislative process which helps ensure bills are based on all relevant insight – in order to create a bill that is best for all Coloradans.

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API releases updated standard on pipeline systems integrity to help deliver energy safely to American consumers

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2019—Today, the American Petroleum Institute released the third edition of API Recommended Practice 1160 (RP 1160), “Managing System Integrity for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines.” RP 1160 provides a process for establishing safe pipeline operations, including robust assessments of potential risks and establishment of systems to safely and sustainably manage them throughout day-to-day operations.

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API-Michigan releases report highlighting 25 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from increased use of natural gas

LANSING, February 27, 2019—Today, API Michigan released a new report, “Natural Gas and Oil Use in Michigan: Enhancing the Quality of Life for Michiganders,” analyzing the use of natural gas and oil in the Great Lakes State.

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API applauds House passage of bipartisan Land and Water Conservation Fund

WASHINGTON, February 26, 2019 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act

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API joins consumer-focused coalition to push Congress to pass U.S-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, February 26, 2019 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute announced that it has joined the newly launched USMCA Coalition, backed by over 200 companies and associations across a wide variety of industries, to urge Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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API Study: EPA’s Proposal for Reforming RINs Exacerbates Broken Fuels Mandate

WASHINGTON, February 26, 2019 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute released a new study that found EPA’s proposal to reform the Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) market will only worsen program. This could ultimately harm consumers.


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API: FERC decision will help U.S. natural gas and oil industry export clean, affordable energy, reduce global emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 22, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement applauding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) after their decision late yesterday to approve a critical LNG export terminal in Louisiana – the first step in a backlog of energy infrastructure projects that are key to sharing clean energy abroad.

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API Continues to Promote Safe U.S. Energy Development, Enhances Workplace Safety with Release of Recommended Practice 54

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute today released Recommended Practice 54 (RP 54), Occupational Safety and Health for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations, which provides procedures for promoting and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for personnel in drilling and well servicing operations. 

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