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API On Tonight’s Presidential Primary Debate

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2019 – Following the conclusion of the first two presidential primary debates of the 2020 election cycle, API’s Director of Communications, Ben Marter, issued the following statement: “Independent experts agree that natural gas and oil will supply more than half of America’s energy needs for decades to come. Our industry will continue to work with Democrats and

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Additional Tariffs Under Section 301 Would Hurt U.S. Energy Consumers

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2019 – Today, API highlighted the damaging impact that an additional round of tariffs on $300 billion worth of imports from China would have on U.S. energy consumers in testimonybefore the interagency Section 301 Committee: “Imposing tariffs on the remainder of U.S. imports from China will put undue strain on the supply chains of the natural gas and

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API Applauds FERC’s Bipartisan Approval Of Driftwood And Port Arthur LNG Projects

202.682.8114 | press@api.org WASHINGTON, April 18, 2019—The American Petroleum Institute released the following statement regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) bipartisan approval of the Driftwood and Port Arthur liquefied natural gas (LNG) and pipeline projects. “API applauds FERC for coming together and approving two projects that will help to further America’s energy revolution,” said API’s Vice President of Market Development,

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API: U.S. Continues To Lead The World In Natural Gas Liquids And Crude Oil Production; Petroleum Demand At Strongest Level For Month Of March Since 2005

202.682.8114 | press@api.org WASHINGTON, April 18, 2019 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute’s latest monthly statistical report showed that the U.S. sustained its position as the world’s leading oil producer, continuing a pace of 12.1 million barrels a day (mb/d), matching February 2019. In addition, petroleum demand in March was the strongest for that month in more than a decade at 20.7 mb/d.

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds To Senate Bill 181 Being Signed Into Law

202.682.8114 | press@api.org DENVER, April 16, 2019 – Today, Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 181 into law. Governor Polis’ signature follows the measure’s passage through the Colorado legislature on April 3rd. Colorado Petroleum Council spokesman Ben Marter released the following statement: “Governor Polis’ signature makes Senate Bill 181 law, which fundamentally alters the natural gas and oil industry’s future in

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API President Highlights Labor Partnership At North America’s Building Trades Unions’ National Conference

202.682.8114 | press@api.org | @APIenergy WASHINGTON, April 9, 2019 – Today API President and CEO Mike Sommers addressed members of the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) at their annual legislative conference. Sommers highlighted the important role the labor workforce plays in continuing America’s energy renaissance. “The natural gas and oil industry relies on skilled workers and the building trades unions to keep energy construction

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API-AOPL Annual Report Shows Liquids Pipeline Incidents Down Significantly, While Energy Delivered To U.S. Consumers Increased

202.682.8114 | press@api.org PHOENIX, April 8, 2019—The American Petroleum Institute (API), in coordination with the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), today released the 2019 Liquids Pipeline Performance Report, detailing how liquids pipeline incidents impacting people or the environment have decreased 20 percent over the last five years, while pipeline mileage and barrels delivered have increased over 10 percent. “The natural gas

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API: Keystone XL Project Critical To Safely Delivering Energy To American Families And Should Move Forward Without Delay

202.682.8114 | press@api.org WASHINGTON, March 29, 2019—The American Petroleum Institute issued a statement today in support of President Trump’s issuance of a new Presidential permit for Keystone XL (KXL).  Today’s action reaffirms the national importance of this critical project to U.S. consumers and energy security and will help drive the project towards completion after more than 10 years of extensive environmental

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds To Senate Bill 181’S Passage Through House Finance Committee

202.682.8114 | press@api.org DENVER, March 25, 2019 – The Colorado House of Representatives’ Finance Committee this evening advanced Senate Bill 181 on a party-line vote. The measure has now passed through three State Senate committees, the full State Senate, and two State House committees since its introduction earlier this month, each on party-line votes. “For a bill as consequential as Senate Bill

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds To Adams County Commission’s Moratorium On New Natural Gas And Oil Development

202.682.8114 | press@api.org DENVER, March 20, 2019 – Today, the Adams County Board of Commissioners voted to immediately halt any new natural gas and oil development projects. The vote came just 24 hours after the commission announced plans to hold the hearing, the minimum amount of time that is legally required to inform the public. The moratorium comes as state lawmakers

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds To Senate Bill 181’S Passage Through House Energy & Environment Committee

202.682.8114 | press@api.org DENVER, March 19, 2019 – The Colorado House of Representatives’ Energy & Environment Committee this morning approved Senate Bill 181 on a party-line vote. The bill passed the State Senate last Thursday, less than two weeks after its introduction. “Senate Bill 181 is a misguided proposal loaded with unintended consequences,” said Colorado Petroleum Council spokesman Ben Marter. “When

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API: U.S. Sets Oil Production And Petroleum Demand Records In February 2019 (Includes Q1 Industry Outlook)

202.682.8114 | press@api.org WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 – Today, the American Petroleum Institute’s latest monthly statistical report showed that the U.S set a new record for oil production at 12.1 million barrels a day (mb/d) in February, continuing America’s position as the world’s leading oil producer. The increased production reflects the rise in drilling activity development over the past quarter. In addition, petroleum

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API Signs MOU With GCC Standardization Organization On Technical Cooperation Of Standards For The Natural Gas And Oil Industry

202.682.8114 | press@api.org RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 13, 2019 – To establish cooperation and further its constructive working relationships in the Gulf region, today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO). This MOU brings together the largest oil producing regions in the world to harmonize standards that promote safety,

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API: Leasing Program Is An Opportunity To Ensure Public Lands In Alaska Support Economic Growth, Job Creation And Long-Term U.S. Energy Vision

202.682.8114 | press@api.org WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019 – API and the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) today submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management on the importance of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program’s likely impact on the Alaskan economy and issued the following statement: “Given the 1002 Area’s vast energy potential, opening

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Offshore Oil And Natural Gas Exploration Strengthens Land And Water Conservation Fund

202.682.8114 | press@api.org Department of the Interior’s proposed five-year offshore leasing program could deliver millions of dollars in additional funding for conservation and outdoor recreation projects TALLAHASSEE, March 12, 2019 – Today, the Florida Petroleum Council welcomed the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) into law as part of the public lands bill, S. 47 (116). “With

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API Applauds Government Focus On Timely Approvals Of LNG Export Facilities To Share Cleaner Fuels Abroad

202.682.8114 | press@api.org WASHINGTON, March 12, 2019—The American Petroleum Institute issued a statement today supporting the Department of Energy’s (DOE) non-Free Trade Agreement export authorization for Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility last week, along with the introduction of a Senate bill designed to speed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) reviews of LNG terminals and other energy infrastructure. “This year is shaping

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API: FERC Decision Will Help U.S. Natural Gas And Oil Industry Export Clean, Affordable Energy, Reduce Global Emissions

202.682.8114 | press@api.org 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. “We’re thrilled that FERC

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API Applauds Circuit Court Decision To Allow Pipeline Project To Proceed And Help Deliver Energy To Millions Of Virginians

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 20, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) order approving the Mountain Valley Pipeline project, which will deliver natural gas from West Virginia to Virginia once completed. “We’re pleased that the D.C. Circuit Court reaffirmed FERC’s role

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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. “The safety of oil and natural gas operations is of paramount importance to

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For The Second Straight Month, Industry Sets Numerous Records Meeting Historic Consumer Demand For U.S. Energy

202.682.8114 | press@api.org WASHINGTON, February 14, 2019 – Coming off a remarkable December, the energy industry kicked off 2019 with record-setting numbers. The American Petroleum Institute’s latest Monthly Statistical Report (MSR) shows the U.S. natural gas and oil industry set multiple records in January, including: Strongest gasoline demand (8.9 million barrels per day, mb/d) for the month January on record since 1945.

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