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U.S. petroleum demand near its highest levels in 11 years

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2018 – Led by gasoline and seasonal demand for heating fuels, U.S. petroleum demand hit 20.3 million barrels per day (MBD) in February. Demand was up by more than a million barrels per day from February of last year, nearing record highs not seen for more than a decade.

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API NY: Valley Lateral pipeline project critical to New York’s consumers, workers

ALBANY, N.Y., March 13, 2018 – API New York welcomed the federal district court decision to reject attempts by New York state regulators to block the Valley Lateral Project – a natural gas pipeline project in Orange County that will bring affordable and reliable energy to the area.

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API: EPA’s New Source Review memorandum provides needed regulatory certainty

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2018 – API issued the following statement regarding the release of EPA’s memorandum on existing New Source Review (NSR) regulations.

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API: New studies project that offshore energy development will significantly increase U.S. jobs, domestic spending, investments and state revenues

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2018 – According to new economic studies released today, opening the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to offshore oil and natural gas development would be an economic catalyst – promoting U.S. jobs, investments, and increased tax revenue - for states across the country.

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API remains concerned that White House action on steel tariffs is inconsistent with US energy vision

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard today said that the administration’s action on steel tariffs is inconsistent with its vision of a strong U.S. energy and economic future.


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CPC applauds state Senate for voting down anti-energy bill that would compromise security and fiscal health of Colorado

DENVER, March 7, 2018 – The Colorado Petroleum Council testified today before the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Committee in opposition to House Bill18-1071, legislation that would have slowed or even potentially halted energy development in Colorado and decreased revenue to the government. The bill was rejected by the Senate committee with bipartisan support.

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API spotlights women in energy at CERAWeek in Houston

HOUSTON, March 5, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute hosted its third annual Women in Energy event at CERAWeek highlighting the prominent role women play in the natural gas and oil industry. Nearly half of the women currently employed in the industry work in management and professional jobs, a number that is expected to grow through 2035.

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API supports new EPA NSPS amendments and calls for proper review of air emissions guidance

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 – API issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the EPA’s amendments to its oil and gas air emissions standards and the proposed withdrawal of EPA’s 2016 emissions guidance (Control Technique Guidelines), and calls for sound science and proper review.  

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API: Administration must minimize harm to infrastructure and jobs from steel and aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 – Following the President’s announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs today, API President and CEO Jack Gerard emphasized the need to ensure U.S. oil and natural gas investments in American infrastructure, facilities and jobs can continue. 

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Georgia Petroleum Council: Offshore exploration is critical for Georgia’s communities, good paying jobs, increased investments and state revenue

ATLANTA, February 28, 2018 – Georgia Petroleum Council Executive Director Hunter Hopkins emphasized the importance of offshore energy to Georgia’s communities and economy prior to today’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan. 

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