The American Petroleum Institute (API) has put permitting reform at the top of the ticket for U.S. lawmakers to address in 2023 as the agency executes its plan to “make, move and improve” the oil and gas industry. 

“In the past year, the global energy crisis, driven by surging post-pandemic demand outstripping supply and exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has shown that the world needs American energy leadership now more than ever,” said CEO Mike Sommers on the API’s 2023 State of American Energy virtual media event. 

At the event, Sommers called on the 118th Congress to lift restrictions on natural gas and oil development in federal waters to meet increasing demand in the post-Covid-19 era. 

The API, which issued a formal 2023 State of American Energy...