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Testimony & Speeches

Ohio Senate Testimony on Nuclear Bailout

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Frank Macchiarola, API’s vice president of downstream and industry operations, testifies in front of the Ohio Senate’s Energy & Public Utility Committee.

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API’S Mike Sommers Delivers Keynote Speech At AOGA Conference

Friday, May 31, 2019

API President and CEO Mike Sommers today delivered the keynote speech at the Alaska Oil and Gas Association Conference in Anchorage, Alaska and highlighted how throughout history the U.S. natural gas and oil industry has done “more to help the human condition than any other industry in the history of time.”

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Todd Snitchler's Testimony before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Consumer Affairs Committee on House Bill 11

Monday, April 8, 2019

Good morning Chairman Roae, Chairman Matzie and members of the House Consumer Affairs Committee. My name is Todd Snitchler and I am the Vice President of Market Development at the American Petroleum Institute (“API”), and previously served in the House of the Ohio General Assembly and was then appointed Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio where I served from 2011 – 2014.

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Mike Sommers NABTU Legislative Conference Speech

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Mike Sommers speech at MJS NABTU Legislative Conference as formatted for delivery - April, 2019

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Colorado Petroleum Council testimony to House Finance Committee on Senate Bill 181

Monday, March 25, 2019

Senate Bill 181 could serve as a de facto moratorium on new natural gas and oil development in counties and municipalities across Colorado, as the bill provides no defined timeline in which the rulemakings associated with this section must be completed. Rulemakings of this nature are highly complex and technical and often take many months, if not years. With the uncertainty around just how many permits for new development would be held up within this process, there will inevitably be a significant impact to the tax base paid by the industry on a local and state level, swamping any revenue increases generated by new fees.

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Testimony of the Colorado Petroleum Council Before the House Energy & Environment Committee hearing on SB19-181

Monday, March 18, 2019

Associate Director of the Colorado Petroleum Council Chris McGowne testified that Senate Bill 181 is a misguided overreach, specifically in the area of local control. By way of illustration, under the current bill a local government could simply run out the clock and prevent an operator from ever receiving a permit from the COGCC.  There are minimal sideboards on how far a local government can go.  For example, they could conclude that unworkable half-mile or mile setbacks are needed to minimize adverse impacts, with no factual or scientific information that supports this argument.  They could zone oil and gas out of any location from which oil and gas resources could be accessed.  Local governments could insist on financial assurance that far exceeds what exists at the commission, to the extent that no underwriter would undertake such a policy. 

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