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API Asks to Intervene in Lawsuits Over Rescinded BLM Fracking Rule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district court in San Francisco to allow it to intervene in a pair of lawsuits filed after the Trump administration rescinded the rule.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
Bomb Cyclone Should Prompt More Northeast Gas Infrastructure, Says API Chief

Bomb Cyclone Should Prompt More Northeast Gas Infrastructure, Says API Chief

As the Trump administration eyes an infrastructure initiative, it should include natural gas pipelines too, a necessity underscored by the recent cold snap, i.e. bomb cyclone, which brought the Northeast to a standstill, American Petroleum Institute (API) CEO Jack Gerard said Tuesday.

January 11, 2018

API Intervening in Lawsuits Against Delaying Venting/Flaring Rule

The American Petroleum Institute (API) asked a federal district court in San Francisco to allow it to weigh in on a pair of lawsuits filed last month regarding the Trump administration’s decision to postpone the compliance dates for rules governing associated natural gas flaring and venting on public and tribal lands.

January 8, 2018
New York’s NatGas Industry Still On Defense as Enviros Step Up Fight

New York’s NatGas Industry Still On Defense as Enviros Step Up Fight

It was in May, about two years after New York officially banned high volume hydraulic fracturing, that a coalition of more than 40 business, labor and industry interests came together to defend and promote natural gas development in the state.

November 27, 2017

New York Program Discriminates Against NatGas, Say NGSA, API

New York’s zero emissions credit (ZEC) program discriminates against gas-fired generators and would undermine competitive markets and raise rates if implemented, according to the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) and American Petroleum Institute (API).

October 24, 2017

U.S. Sees Sharp Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Increase in 2Q2017, Says API

The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported this week that the estimated total number of oil and natural gas wells drilled and completed during the second quarter increased 62% from the year-ago quarter.

July 13, 2017

Toss Burdensome Regulations, Lay Groundwork for More Oil, NatGas Growth, Says API Chief

The U.S. oil and natural gas revolution has delivered so many environmental and economic benefits that it’s easy to take the “new energy reality” for granted, but it’s time now to lay the groundwork for future energy security, American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard said Wednesday.

January 4, 2017

API, INGAA Join Spectra in Asking FERC to Extend Comment Period on Environmental Changes

In separate filings Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) joined Spectra Energy Partners LP in asking FERC to extend the comment period for changes to its Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation.

January 12, 2016
NatGas Moves to Front of Oil Lobby’s Climate Strategy

NatGas Moves to Front of Oil Lobby’s Climate Strategy

Following a number of headline-grabbing attacks on oil companies’ climate change policies in 2015, American Petroleum Institute (API) President Jack Gerard’s remarks to kick off 2016 suggest the lobbying group’s rhetoric is evolving to recast the role of fossil fuels — and natural gas in particular — in the climate debate.

January 8, 2016
Oil Lobby Rhetoric Evolves to Focus on Climate, NatGas

Oil Lobby Rhetoric Evolves to Focus on Climate, NatGas

Following on a number of headline-grabbing attacks on oil companies’ climate change policies in 2015, American Petroleum Institute (API) President Jack Gerard’s remarks to kick off 2016 suggest the lobbying group’s rhetoric is evolving to recast the role of fossil fuels — and natural gas in particular — in the climate debate.

January 7, 2016