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API, Energy Trade Groups Sue to End Oil and Gas Leasing Pause on Federal Lands, Waters

API, Energy Trade Groups Sue to End Oil and Gas Leasing Pause on Federal Lands, Waters

A consortium of oil and gas industry groups said Monday they had sued the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to reverse its decision this year to indefinitely freeze oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands and waters. In the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, the…

August 16, 2021
Legal Battles Loom as Biden Order Pauses Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

Legal Battles Loom as Biden Order Pauses Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

The U.S. oil and gas industry reacted with dismay and the first of perhaps multiple lawsuits Wednesday ahead of an executive order (EO) by President Biden directing the Department of the Interior (DOI) to pause new oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands and offshore waters. The EO published Wednesday afternoon follows a 60-day…

January 27, 2021
API Looking for Common Ground to Preserve U.S. Energy Dominance as Dems Take Control

API Looking for Common Ground to Preserve U.S. Energy Dominance as Dems Take Control

Political acrimony over the 2020 presidential election results has endured well into the new year, but the American Petroleum Institute (API) sees at least one area where U.S. voters have reached a consensus. The Democrats obtained a narrow majority in the Senate that would see them take control of both the Legislative and Executive branches…

January 13, 2021
Colorado Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Impartiality, Flexibility in Governor’s Proposed GHG Reduction ‘Roadmap’

Colorado Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Impartiality, Flexibility in Governor’s Proposed GHG Reduction ‘Roadmap’

Colorado’s proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution Reduction Roadmap should be sector- and technology-impartial, incentive-driven and as flexible as possible, while considering the potential economic impacts on all stakeholders, according to the American Petroleum Institute Colorado (API CO). API CO executive director Lynn Granger authored the group’s Nov. 12 public comment on the draft plan, which…

November 18, 2020
Energy Industry Warns of Dire Consequences if Natural Gas, Oil Development Banned on Public Lands

Energy Industry Warns of Dire Consequences if Natural Gas, Oil Development Banned on Public Lands

The American Petroleum Institute (API), joined by state energy industry groups, warned of negative consequences if a natural gas and oil development ban was imposed on public lands and waters. The analysis, prepared for API by OnLocation using software that also is used by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for its Annual Energy Outlook, indicated…

September 9, 2020
Light Oil Production Making Up Larger Share of U.S. Refinery Inputs

Light Oil Production Making Up Larger Share of U.S. Refinery Inputs

Light oil production continues to grow in the United States, rising 7% over the last four years to 57% of the total 1.24 million b/d of crude produced in 2019, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). U.S. light oil production grew to 6.7 million b/d last year, up from 5.8 million b/d in 2018,…

September 9, 2020

Oil, Gas Environmental Partnership Cutting Methane Emissions, API Reports

U.S. methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry are decreasing relative to the nation’s total production, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API), which is part of a collaborative industry effort aimed at tackling the problem.

August 1, 2019

Oil, Gas Industry Frustrated by Rejections to Steel Tariff Exemptions; Permian Pipeline Affected

Officials with the American Petroleum Institute (API) said their member oil and gas companies are frustrated with the process that the Trump administration established to request exemptions to tariffs on imported steel, with several petitions — including one for a pipeline to service the booming Permian Basin — already rejected on vague grounds.

July 19, 2018

API Asks to Intervene in Lawsuits Over Rescinded BLM Fracking Rule

The American Petroleum Institute (API) made its first foray into the legal battle over an Obama-era rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands, asking a federal district court in San Francisco to allow it to intervene in a pair of lawsuits filed after the Trump administration rescinded the rule.

April 2, 2018

People — Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard, current CEO of the American Petroleum Institute (API), is one of eight general authority members of the Seventy announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Gerard, who has served as API CEO since 2008, is scheduled to step down when his contract ends in August.

April 2, 2018
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