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Sep 19, 2017, 11:04 ET New Jersey voters reject subsidies for nuclear plants, says new poll

The New Jersey Petroleum Council today released a new poll showing that an overwhelming majority of New Jersey voters would oppose any possible...


Aug 17, 2017, 17:30 ET Virginia Petroleum Council to Gov. McAuliffe: Virginians benefit from safe offshore energy development

The Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Miles Morin released the following statement in response to Governor McAuliffe's comments...


Aug 17, 2017, 14:30 ET API: Expanding offshore energy opportunities will benefit American energy consumers

API today urged the administration to expand the next five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program to include areas of the Outer...


Aug 16, 2017, 11:05 ET Pennsylvania voters reject bailouts for nuclear power companies, says new poll

API Pennsylvania today released a new poll showing that the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvania voters would oppose legislation that would force...


Aug 15, 2017, 17:36 ET American economy and consumers benefit from government streamlining of energy infrastructure

API President and CEO Jack Gerard called President Trump's executive order to streamline energy infrastructure an important step in speeding up...


Aug 01, 2017, 13:06 ET New Study: 10.3 million U.S. jobs supported by natural gas & oil in 2015

API today released a new study showing that the natural gas and oil industry supported 10.3 million U.S. jobs and added $1.3 trillion to the...


Jun 08, 2017, 17:10 ET Defeat of Millstone nuclear bill is a victory for Connecticut consumers

The Connecticut Petroleum Council today applauded action by the Connecticut General Assembly to reject legislation that would give special...


Jun 08, 2017, 17:08 ET API: Nuclear bailouts would harm Ohio consumers

API today urged members of the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee to follow the lead of their House colleagues and reject legislation that...


Jun 07, 2017, 17:19 ET Ohio voters reject bailouts for nuclear power companies, says new poll

API Ohio today released a new poll showing that the overwhelming majority of Ohio voters oppose legislation that would allow FirstEnergy to charge...


May 18, 2017, 12:48 ET Connecticut voters oppose special treatment for the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant

The Connecticut Petroleum Council today released a new poll showing that the overwhelming majority of Connecticut registered voters oppose...


May 10, 2017, 15:22 ET API welcomes the withdrawal of harmful new Jones Act rulings

Today API welcomed Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) decision to withdraw its proposed changes to the agency's interpretation of the Jones Act...


May 10, 2017, 15:08 ET API: BLM methane rule could suppress American energy renaissance, harm consumers

API expressed disappointment with a no vote to stop an unnecessary, costly and duplicative methane regulation, but said it was encouraged by the...


May 03, 2017, 12:40 ET API: U.S. natural gas and oil infrastructure could support over 1 million jobs, study says

API released a new study that shows private investment in U.S. natural gas and oil infrastructure could create over 1 million U.S. jobs. "By...


Apr 28, 2017, 12:00 ET API welcomes Trump administration action to prioritize domestic energy production

Today API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed the Trump administration's executive action to advance domestic energy production. "We are...


Apr 04, 2017, 12:10 ET API: New report forecasts damage to American economy, jobs, and energy production from new Jones Act rulings

API released a new report today projecting significant and damaging impacts from the Customs and Border Protection Agency's (CBP) proposed...


Mar 29, 2017, 13:13 ET Appeals court decision places Colorado's environmental and economic goals at risk

Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley today said that Colorado is a national leader not only in producing oil and...


Mar 24, 2017, 08:52 ET API's Gerard welcomes federal approval of the Keystone XL pipeline

API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed the State Department's approval of the cross-border permit needed for the advancement of the Keystone XL...


Feb 28, 2017, 13:31 ET API comments on Point of Obligation

As EPA reviews comments submitted for the Point of Obligation issue, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola continues to urge the agency...


Feb 23, 2017, 13:33 ET BLM's Methane and Waste Prevention rule hurts American consumers and local economies

Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley urged the U.S. Senate to follow the House and support a disapproval resolution on the...


Feb 05, 2017, 19:32 ET API launches Power Past Impossible campaign during Super Bowl showing natural gas and oil benefit to consumers in everyday life

Today during the Super Bowl API will launch Power Past Impossible, a national advertising campaign to highlight how natural gas and oil provide...


Feb 01, 2017, 12:56 ET API: Smart, Science-based regulation needed to advance America's energy renaissance and jobs

API President and CEO Jack Gerard testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on the need for smart, science-based...


Jan 24, 2017, 13:53 ET Proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing could harm Florida families and consumers

Florida Petroleum Council (FPC) Executive Director David Mica said today that state Senator Dana Young's proposed legislation to ban oil and...


Jan 24, 2017, 12:16 ET API welcomes President Trump's commitment to nation's energy infrastructure

API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement following the Trump administration's actions to advance energy infrastructure...


Dec 13, 2016, 10:40 ET API: EPA distorts science in hydraulic fracturing study

API today blasted the EPA's abandonment of science in revising the conclusions to the Assessment Report on hydraulic fracturing. "It is beyond...


Nov 09, 2016, 16:31 ET API's Gerard looks forward to working with new administration on energy policy

API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement in response to the results of Tuesday's election. "We look forward to working...