Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
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Energy Policy and Mix
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Social Media
 
 

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Strongly supporting high GHG emissions energy mix

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Advocating for an increased role of coal in the energy mix (Press release, September 2014)

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“While the environmental fringe may push for policies that raise energy prices, or undercut supplies – or even suggest we should leave it in the ground – that is not a future many Americans would support: a planned decline in standard of living, loss of mobility, lower family incomes, electricity rationing and population control. “That is not our vision. We can and must produce more energy – more oil and natural gas, but also more wind, solar, coal, nuclear, geothermal, biomass, hydropower – because we will need more. The EIA projects we’ll need ten percent more by 2040 to support a growing economy and a larger population. And they predict more than 60 percent of that will need to come from oil and natural gas.”

Created: 20/08/2015 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Directly advocating for measures that will maintain a high GHG energy mix (Press Release, April 2017)

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“U.S. energy leadership is generating major economic benefits for American families and businesses,” said API President and CEO Jack Gerard. “Increased energy production and infrastructure investment could create hundreds of thousands of additional jobs. Restrictive policies would take the United States back to an era of energy dependence – all based on the false idea that we must choose between energy self-sufficiency and environmental progress." API’s study assumes a scenario including no new private, State, or Federal oil and natural gas leases; a complete ban on hydraulic fracturing; no new coal mines or expansion of existing mines; and no new energy infrastructure including pipelines. Key findings of the study include: Loss of 5.9 million jobs. Loss of $11.8 trillion in cumulative GDP. Potential increase of $4,552 annual energy expenditures per household. Potential increase of $40 in the price of a barrel of crude oil (WTI). Potential increase of $21 in the cost of natural gas (MMbtu). Potential increase of 56.4 percent in retail electricity prices. “Cutting U.S. oil and natural gas production wouldn’t magically reduce world energy demand,” said Gerard. “But it could raise costs significantly for American families and manufacturers, profoundly damage the U.S. economy, diminish our geopolitical influence, and severely weaken our energy security. With forward-thinking energy policies, we can ensure the U.S. energy renaissance continues to provide benefits for American consumers, workers and the environment.”

Created: 11/04/2017 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting specific measures to maintain high GHG energy mix (Press Release, October 2017)

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API welcomed legislation that would allow for safe and responsible natural gas and oil development in a small non-wilderness portion of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The legislation was released by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to be included as part of the budget reconciliation bill. “Safe and environmentally responsible energy development in the ANWR coastal plain holds great promise for our nation’s energy security and competitiveness throughout the world,” said API Upstream Director Erik Milito. “We commend Charmain Murkowski for her leadership on this important issue and look forward to working with Congress and the administration to continue harnessing our nation’s energy potential to benefit American consumers.

Created: 10/11/2017 Last edited: 10/11/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Oppossing decision to ban unconventional oil and gas production  (API press release, September 2017)

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API Pennsylvania (API-PA) responded to the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in the region. “The Marcellus Shale is a proven opportunity to harness clean and abundant American energy to power our state and the nation and support jobs in Pennsylvania,” said API-PA Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman. “Arbitrary limits on responsibly developing U.S. resources are bad public policy. [...] The DRBC proposal could put upward pressure on energy costs for Pennsylvania families who also rely on energy development for millions of jobs." [...] We oppose the Delaware River Basin Commission’s proposal to adopt regulations that are duplicative and contradict existing state regulations in surrounding states and Pennsylvania, where state officials and communities have worked hard to create a robust regulatory regime that ensures the environment, public health and local communities are well-protected."

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 14/11/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively supporting legislation that will promote increased oil development in the Arctic (API Press Release, November 2017)

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API welcomed legislation that would allow for safe and responsible natural gas and oil development in a small non-wilderness portion of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The legislation was released by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to be included as part of the budget reconciliation bill.   “Safe and environmentally responsible energy development in the ANWR coastal plain holds great promise for our nation’s energy security and competitiveness throughout the world,” said API Upstream Director Erik Milito. “

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 20/12/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively supporting legislation that will promote increased oil development in the Arctic (API Press Release, December 2018)

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The American Petroleum Institute released the following statement in response to the Department of the Interior’s announcement that it will issue a draft EIS for the leasing program proposed for the 1002 Area (coastal plain) of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), on December 28. “The coastal plain is a small portion of ANWR that has been identified for oil and natural gas exploration and the potential for safe and environmentally responsible energy development in this area is incredibly large and a key part of a long-term vision for U.S. energy security,” said API Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito. “Responsible access to the Arctic region is in our national security interest, with other nations like Russia, Canada and Norway already actively exploring the area.

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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API has commissioned and promoted research strongly advocating increased offshore oil and gas development in Florida (which has voted to limit such activity), as well as other states including Georgia, South Caroina, North Carolina and Virginia (API, Press Release, Novermber 2018)

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The Florida Petroleum Council today released results from a new study showing that Florida’s economy could benefit from $2.5 billion as a result of offshore leasing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.[...] The projected tax revenues outlined in this new study of potential federal offshore oil and natural gas production and activity could mean substantial investments in Florida such as in areas like education and opportunities to rebuild infrastructure,” said Florida Petroleum Council Executive Director David Mica. “This opportunity to inject one billion dollars in increased state and local revenues, coupled with the additional billions of dollars for the economies of coastal states from previous studies, is critical for any plans to help improve quality of life for Florida’s residents and the overall future of the state.” The new reports titled, The Economic Impacts of Allowing Access to the Atlantic OCS and Eastern Gulf of Mexico for Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Development Supplement: Projected State, Local, and Federal Tax Receipts, focuses on state and local tax revenues and was prepared by CALASH on behalf of API.

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing legislation to limit fossil fuel production in Colorado (API, Press Release, October 2018)

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The Colorado Petroleum Council will join Mayors Against Proposition 112, a bipartisan coalition of over 40 current and former mayors from across the state, for a rally at the Colorado State Capitol at noon in opposition to the statewide setback measure. “These mayors are dedicating their personal time and resources to today’s rally because they know that Proposition 112 would be devastating to their communities,” said Tracee Bentley, Executive Director of the Colorado Petroleum Council. “This measure would inflict budgetary pain across the board. From reduced school funding to fewer resources for our first responders, there are no winners if Proposition 112 passes. “The measure would cause immense damage to Colorado’s economy well beyond the energy industry.

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Promoting increased oil and gas production in Colorado (API, Press Release, July 2018)

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The American Petroleum Institute’s (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard and Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) Executive Director Tracee Bentley hosted a luncheon discussion in Denver today with U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to discuss the present and future of oil and natural gas development in Colorado [...]“The State of Colorado exemplifies how collaboration between regulators, lawmakers, industry representatives, and local communities can lead to safer and more sustainable energy development,” said Gerard. “Energy is a bipartisan issue because it’s an economic issue, it’s a security issue, and it’s the quintessential kitchen table issue. You can’t put food on the table, heat and cool your home, or drive to the grocery store without energy. You prove every day that energy production and environmental progress can go hand-in-hand – just like we have on the national level.”

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting increased exploitation of oil and gas reserves in Minnesota (API, Press Release, June 2018)

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The Minnesota Petroleum Council today released a new poll, conducted by Harris Poll, showing that the overwhelming bipartisan majority of voters in Minnesota’s First Congressional District support increased development of Minnesota’s energy infrastructure and believe that increased access to natural gas and oil resources could help stimulate the economy, increase energy security and help lower energy costs for consumers. “Pipelines are critical to safely delivering the energy that Minnesota consumers demand every day,” said Minnesota Petroleum Council Executive Director Erin Roth.

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Directly opposing policies to incentivise the electrification of transport  (API, Press Release, May 2018)

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Today the American Petroleum Institute testified at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on policy implications of electric and conventional vehicles. API Group Director of Downstream and Industry Operations Frank Macchiarola said transportation and energy policies should be based on free-market principles that allow market participants to operate and compete on a level playing field.   “API opposes government intervention in the markets to pick winners and losers because it creates an un-level playing field. Subsidies such as federal and state income tax credits for the purchase of electric vehicles and tax credits for the installation of electric charging infrastructure distort free markets and are detrimental to taxpayers and the consuming public.”

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively promoting measures to encourage increased exploitation of fossil fuels in US offshore states including Georgia, North Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina (API, Press Release, Febuary 2018)

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Georgia Petroleum Council Executive Director Hunter Hopkins emphasized the importance of offshore energy to Georgia’s communities and economy prior to today’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan. “The Interior’s five-year offshore leasing plan will be the cornerstone for Georgia’s energy and economic future. Many of our communities could benefit greatly from offshore energy exploration and production, which can lead to jobs that pay well-above the state average and millions of dollars in state revenue that can help advance and update our public school systems and infrastructure,” said Hopkins. “These hearings are a part of the open and public regulatory process to inform the best public policy outcomes.”

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing legislation to limit oil and gas production in Colorado (API, Press Release, Febuary 2018)

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The Colorado Petroleum Council testified today before the House Committee on Health, Insurance and Environment in opposition to House Bill18-1071, legislation that would slow energy development in Colorado and decrease revenue to the government. “This bill is an attempt to circumvent the judicial system and eliminates the checks and balances system that is the foundation of the state’s democracy,” said Tracee Bentley, executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council. “The bill would have undeniable and significant financial impacts that are not reflected in the current fiscal note. Completely rewriting the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s mission at the request of out-of-state, keep-it-in-the-ground activists would turn every permitting decision into a forum for protracted litigation, costing the state millions in direct dollars to defend administrative and judicial appeals, and tens of millions more in lost tax and royalty revenues due to permitting delays.” [...] The underlying premise behind the petitioner’s request for rulemaking is ultimately to persuade the COGCC to ban oil and gas development in Colorado, a result plainly contradicted by state law and policy, we hope members of the Colorado House of Representatives will see this for what it truly is and vote it down,” said Bentley.

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively supporting legislative  measures to encourage increased exploitation of fossil fuels (API, Press Release, January 2018)

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API welcomed the Interior Department’s new proposal for a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan to allow greater access to energy resources in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, putting the U.S. on the right track towards increased energy production, economic growth, and job creation. “This new offshore leasing plan is an important step towards harnessing our nation’s energy potential for the benefit of American energy consumers,” said API Upstream Director Erik Milito. “The ability to safely and responsibly access and explore our resources in the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and the Eastern Gulf of Mexico is a critical part of advancing the long-term energy security of the U.S.  It will also encourage economic growth, spur manufacturing and investment, create thousands of additional U.S. jobs, and strengthen our national security.”

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Opposing measures to transition energy mix

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Opposing measures proposed by New York Governer Cuomo towards phasing out fossil fuels from energy mix (API Press Release, August 2018)

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API New York released the following statement after the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denied the renewal of the air quality permit needed for the operation of the natural gas-powered Competitive Power Ventures Power Plant in Wawayanda, New York. [...] Gov. Cuomo’s hostility towards clean natural gas hurts New York workers who would benefit from production of this abundant resource right beneath our feet; hurts New York consumers who would benefit from increased supplies of affordable energy; and hurts our environment, which has seen cleaner air from increased use of natural gas driving carbon emissions to 25 year lows nationwide. Gov. Cuomo should rethink his misguided energy policies and side with New York’s most vulnerable residents who are hurt by the region’s lack of clean, affordable natural gas.”

Created: 16/01/2019 Last edited: 16/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Advocating for policy makers to support unconventional oil & gas production (API, Director upstream and industry operations, Erik Milito, Press call, November 2016)

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While becoming the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas, industry has also reduced carbon emissions from power generation to their lowest level in more than 20 years – making it clear that environmental progress and energy production are not mutually exclusive. None of this would be possible without hydraulic fracturing. [...] Yet, hydraulic fracturing and peer-reviewed studies continue to face misinformed attacks on scientific conclusions that support the value and safety of the process [...] API commissioned a review by Catalyst Environmental Solutions on a report titled “Quantitative Support For EPA’s Finding of No Widespread, Systemic Effects to Drinking Water Resources from Hydraulic Fracturing.” Their work reviews a number of recent, water-related studies at various U.S. shale plays, taking in a range of conditions across the country. We are releasing this report to the media today and have already shared it with the EPA. It will be available on API.org following this press call .[...] Hydraulic fracturing is the backbone for a continued economic, environmental and energy development success story in the U.S. The documented science and the benefits to consumers are proof.

Created: 08/12/2016 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Directly advocating for measures that will maintain a high GHG energy mix (Press Release, August 2017)

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API today urged the administration to expand the next five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program to include areas of the Outer Continental Shelf, including the Atlantic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic, with potential for new domestic energy resources, job creation, increased government revenue, and strengthened national security. [...] “We have an opportunity in the next offshore leasing plan to truly embrace our nation’s energy potential and ensure American consumers and businesses continue to benefit from the U.S. energy renaissance,” said API Upstream Director Erik Milito. “In addition to contributing to the economy, creating thousands of jobs, and providing billions in government revenue, developing our abundant offshore resources will also strengthen our national security. The ability to explore our resources in the Arctic, Atlantic, and the Eastern Gulf of Mexico in the next five-year program is a critical part of advancing the long-term energy security of our nation, and we urge the administration to consider these benefits as they prepare a new offshore leasing program.”

Created: 22/08/2017 Last edited: 22/08/2017

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing the limiting of offshore oil development (API Press Release, July 207)

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North Carolina Petroleum Council Executive Director David McGowan issued the following statement in response to Governor Cooper’s announcement today opposing offshore energy development and the benefits it would bring to North Carolina consumers and businesses. "Today's announcement takes North Carolina in the wrong direction and misses a significant opportunity for our states’ workers, consumers, businesses, and economy,” said McGowan.[...] The North Carolina Petroleum Council is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry.

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 14/11/2017

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Advocating for legislation that will promote increased oil and gas infrastructure development (API press release, September 2017)

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API today welcomed the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would increase certainty, transparency, and efficiency in the permitting process for natural gas pipelines at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) [...] “Promoting certainty in the natural gas pipeline permitting process is a win for American workers, consumers, and the environment,” said API Federal Relations Senior Director Khary Cauthen. “Maintaining and expanding our natural gas pipeline infrastructure will help increase the use of clean natural gas that has supported millions of jobs, lowered energy costs for consumers, and driven carbon emissions throughout the U.S. economy down to levels not seen in nearly 25 years.

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 14/11/2017

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Strongly supporting the development of the Keystone XL pipeline (Press Release, November 2017)

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API President and CEO Jack Gerard applauded today’s action by the Nebraska Public Service Commission to approve the permit allowing for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and thanked the Commission for its thoughtful and comprehensive process to evaluate the project. “The Nebraska Public Service Commission set an example for how to carefully evaluate critical energy infrastructure projects, even in the face of strongly held views and opinions,” said Gerard. “It’s been a long path to today’s approval and the Commission should be commended. Their action allows the Keystone XL pipeline to be built by highly-trained, skilled tradesmen using state-of-the-art technologies aimed at protecting the environment and promoting the safety of our communities. Pipelines such as this enhance our ability to safely deliver North American energy to our world class refineries, which in turn provide the fuels and products we all rely on every day.” 

Created: 20/12/2017 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Generally supporting high GHG emissions energy mix

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Stressing concerns with the feasibility of energy transition, evidence suggests supporting (as opposed to transitional) role of natural gas in the energy mix (API Press Release, December 2018)

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The American Petroleum Institute released results from a new study today showing that the adoption of battery storage to enable greater renewables development will be slower than anticipated, even if battery prices drop and higher natural gas prices incentivize their use. [...] “This study corroborates what API has been saying all along, which is that natural gas is the natural baseload partner to renewable energy sources, which are still only projected to make up 15 percent of domestic energy use by 2050 according to the EIA,” said Todd Snitchler, Vice President of Market Development and Industry Operations. “Even if battery storage prices drop precipitously in the coming years, they still will not be adopted at the rates necessary to make a dramatic impact on natural gas power generation and likely won’t lower electricity prices for consumers according to this study.”

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Supporting measures to maintenane high GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing delay of Keystone pipeline  (API, Press Release, Novermber 2018)

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Today the American Petroleum Institute strongly condemned the U.S. District Court of Montana’s ruling to delay the building of the Keystone XL pipeline. “Pipelines like KXL are the backbone of our nation’s energy infrastructure and one of the most environmentally sound ways to transport the fuel and petroleum products that power America every single day,” said Vice President of Midstream and Industry Operations Robin Rorick. “In the more than ten years since Keystone XL was proposed, the pipeline has passed every environmental review conducted for it. In fact, a total of six assessments by both the Obama and Trump administrations concluded that KXL is safe to build. Calls to conduct identical environmental reviews makes no sense and are a waste of tax dollars. A decade of Keystone delays needs to end now.”

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing legislation to limit fossil fuel production in Colorado (API, Press Release, August 2018)

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Today, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that backers of Initiative 97, a measure that would make 85 percent of non-public land off-limits to natural gas and oil development, appear to have submitted a sufficient number of signatures to qualify for the ballot in November. “While the opponents of this job-killing measure consider their options regarding today’s announcement, it bears repeating that this measure, if ultimately enacted, will define our state’s economy and job opportunities for generations to come,” said Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley. “If passed, Initiative 97 could devastate the economic livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Coloradans, both in and out of the energy industry. Entire communities would involuntarily find themselves closed for business. Tax revenues would plummet, crippling essential funding for education and health care across the state.”

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Mixed position on energy transition

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Opposing coal and also nuclear subsidies, supporting increased use of gas in energy mix (Press Release, July 2018)

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Today, API along with Advanced Energy Economy, the American Wind Energy Association, the Electricity Consumers Resource Council, the Electric Power Supply Association, and the Natural Gas Supply Association released a new study to estimate the cost of the Trump Administration’s proposed plan to bail out uneconomic coal and nuclear plants across the country. The study was commissioned by the trade associations listed above and completed by The Brattle Group [...] Todd Snitchler, American Petroleum Institute Market Development Group Director (API): “Today’s report shows that bailing out uneconomical coal and nuclear plants could conservatively cost $17.2 billion per year. Further, bailouts of coal and nuclear plants around the country could raise costs on American consumers and fundamentally hurt the administration’s goal of American energy dominance throughout the world. Affordable, reliable natural gas has earned its share of the electricity markets which is why it has become our nation’s top source of U.S. electricity. The natural gas and oil industry is committed to strengthening national security and is playing a leading role in reducing our decades long dependence on foreign energy but government mandates forcing consumers to buy coal and nuclear power does nothing advance the security of our nation’s electric grid.

Created: 15/01/2019 Last edited: 15/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Has launched campaign in US costal states to lobby for increased exploitation of offshore oil and gas reserves (API, Press Release, June 2018)

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API today announced the launch of “Explore Offshore”, a new coalition of more than 100 community organizations, associations, businesses and local leaders in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida who support increased access to offshore U.S. oil and natural gas resources.

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Mixed position on energy transition

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Supporting increased hydropower in New England energy mix, whilst also promoting fossil fuels such as LNG for the future (Press Release, March 2018)

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The New England Petroleum Council welcomed today’s announcement that the region will have access to increased supplies of hydropower through the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission project in Maine. “Today’s announcement is great news for consumers across New England,” said New England Petroleum Council Executive Director Stephen Dodge. “Increasing New England’s supplies of electricity will benefit consumers with affordable energy and increase the reliability, diversity, and security of our region’s electric grid. “While today’s announcement is a step in the right direction, New England shouldn’t be forced to import its electricity from Canada because we can’t get additional natural gas pipelines in the region. Moving forward, there’s no doubt that we need to embrace all forms of energy including renewables, hydropower and clean natural gas – whether it be importing LNG or increasing access to affordable natural gas supplies located just a few hundred miles away in Pennsylvania.”

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Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing legislation to limit oil and gas production in Colorado (API, Press Release, Febuary 2018)

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Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley criticized the Colorado House of Representatives approval of legislation by a vote of 34-30 that could slow or even halt energy development in Colorado and decrease revenue to the state. “Today’s action is an attempt to sidestep the legal process and ban safe and responsible energy production in Colorado. Altering the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s mission for the bidding of keep-it-in-the-ground activists from out-of-state could cost the state tens of millions of dollars in lost tax and royalty revenues as well as slow economic activity generated by the over 300 companies and hundreds of thousands of jobs supported by Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry.

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Mixed position on energy transition

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Opposing nuclear subsidies, supporting increased use of gas in energy mix   (API, Press Release, January 2018)

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Following proponent testimony offered today in the Senate Public Utilities Committee hearing on bailout legislation for nuclear plants, API Ohio called on FirstEnergy and its supporters to stop promoting a bailout of uncompetitive nuclear power plants by misleading Ohioans about the benefits that natural gas brings to consumers. “Enough is enough,” said API Ohio Executive Director Chris Zeigler. “FirstEnergy is spreading misleading information to Ohioans about the benefits of natural gas in order to distract from the fact that they want Ohio families to bail out their corporation for bad business decisions. Hardworking Ohioans shouldn’t have to foot the bill for corporate failures and voters across the state reject the misguided, half-baked legislative efforts to bail out FirstEnergy. “Natural gas is a clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable energy resource that has earned its share of the competitive energy markets – making our electricity generation portfolio as diverse as it’s ever been.

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Opposing measures to transition energy mix

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Opposing measures proposed by New York Governer Cuomo towards phasing out fossil fuels from energy mix (API, Press Release, August 2018)

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API New York released the following statement after Competitive Power Ventures scored a key victory against Gov. Cuomo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s actions to deny the renewal of the air quality permit needed for the operation of the company’s natural gas power plant in Wawayanda, New York. “Today, New York consumers – including low-income families and seniors are a step closer to overcoming Gov. Cuomo’s misguided energy policies,” said API New York Executive Director Karen Moreau. “The Competitive Power Ventures power plant will deliver much needed supplies of additional affordable electricity to New York powered by clean natural gas. Further, increased supplies of affordable energy in the region will benefit New York’s most vulnerable who have been hurt by Gov. Cuomo’s anti-energy policies aimed at pleasing out-of-touch activists. There’s no doubt that today’s court order is a step in the right direction for consumers and affordable electricity in New York.”

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Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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The API is advocating for policies that will promote increased gas infrastructure. (API-IOGP Joint Policy Recommendations, May 2019)

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Detailed Recommendations for the U.S.: […] Highlight existing U.S. industry standards and promote streamlined regulatory processes to ensure the U.S. can build critical energy infrastructure in a timely and efficient manner. The U.S. oil and gas industry has developed some of the strictest operational standards in the world, covering the full range of the energy value chain. Executive branch agencies should continue to work with the industry to ensure much needed infrastructure projects can be permitted and constructed on a sensible timeline while still emphasizing safety and operational performance. […] By facilitating the greater buildout of domestic pipeline infrastructure, natural gas from the U.S. can be delivered to demand centers more efficiently and at a lower cost, while also reducing volatility. This in turn will encourage greater flows of U.S. gas to other markets, including LNG to the EU. 

Created: 10/05/2019 Last edited: 10/05/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Calling for repeal of US energy decision to limit oil and gas production (API, Director upstream and industry operations, Erik Milito, Press Release, December 2016)

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The administration’s decision to remove key Arctic and Atlantic offshore areas from future leasing consideration ignores congressional intent, our national security, and vital, good-paying job opportunities for our shipyards, unions, and businesses of all types across the country, according to API Upstream Director Erik Milito. [...] “Our national security depends on our ability to produce oil and natural gas here in the United States,” said Milito. “This proposal would take us in the wrong direction just as we have become world leader in production and refining of oil and natural gas and in reduction of carbon emissions. Blocking offshore exploration weakens our national security, destroys good-paying jobs, and could make energy less affordable for consumers. Fortunately, there is no such thing as a permanent ban, and we look forward to working with the new administration on fulfilling the will of American voters on energy production.”

Created: 22/12/2016 Last edited: 22/12/2016

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Promoting increased use of fossil fuels in energy mix (API, Press rlease, August 2017)

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“API welcomes the opportunity to review this report from the Department of Energy that focuses on promoting reliability and resiliency in the electric system,” said API Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Marty Durbin. “Clean and abundant natural gas, which today produces more electricity in the United States than any other fuel, is a reliable and resilient energy resource that generates the power needed by millions of homes and businesses across the country. In fact, increased-use of this affordable resource gives our electric system the flexibility needed to meet constantly, and often rapidly, changing electricity demands.

Created: 10/11/2017 Last edited: 10/11/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively supporting policy that will promote increased oil development, including  in the Arctic (API press release, August 2017)

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API today urged the administration to expand the next five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program to include areas of the Outer Continental Shelf, including the Atlantic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic, with potential for new domestic energy resources, job creation, increased government revenue, and strengthened national security.

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 14/11/2017

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Evidennce sugests supporting the permanent (as opposed to transitional) role of natural gas in the energy mix (API press release, October 2017)

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PI Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Marty Durbin highlighted the reliability and resilience of natural gas power generation today before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy’s hearing to examine reliability in a transforming electricity industry. “The increased use of natural gas in electric power generation has not only enhanced the reliability of the overall system, but it has also provided significant environmental and consumer benefits. The abundance, affordability, low-emissions profile and flexibility of natural gas and natural gas-fired generating units make natural gas a fuel of choice. There is no question, however, that the bulk power system will continue to rely on multiple fuels, including natural gas, nuclear, coal, hydro, wind and solar, as projected by the Energy Information Administration. [...] “That said, in every meaningful way, the inherent attributes of natural gas-fueled generation, including dispatchability, security of fuel supply, start times, frequency response, ramp rates and minimum load level, to name a few, make the electric grid more reliable and resilient.  We believe policy focused on ensuring the reliability and resilience of the nation’s electrical grid should also ensure that is accomplished at a reasonable cost, which reason and research tell us can be best achieved by allowing markets to play the dominant role in determining the fuel mix of the generation portfolio. “Market forces and public policy, are driving the ongoing shift in our nation’s power generation mix. Natural gas generation is an important and growing part of that mix.

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Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting greater exploration of oil and gas in the US (API, Press Release, January 2018)

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API welcomed the Interior Department’s new proposal for a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan to allow greater access to energy resources in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, putting the U.S. on the right track towards increased energy production, economic growth, and job creation. “This new offshore leasing plan is an important step towards harnessing our nation’s energy potential for the benefit of American energy consumers,” said API Upstream Director Erik Milito. “The ability to safely and responsibly access and explore our resources in the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and the Eastern Gulf of Mexico is a critical part of advancing the long-term energy security of the U.S.  It will also encourage economic growth, spur manufacturing and investment, create thousands of additional U.S. jobs, and strengthen our national security.

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Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively supporting legislative measures to  increase development and exploitation of US offshore oil reserves in the US (API, Press Release, November 2018)

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– Explore Offshore, a bipartisan, national coalition to promote expanded access to offshore oil and natural gas resources, held a briefing on Capitol Hill this week (November 28, 2018) to discuss the importance of expanded offshore access and recently released studies affirming the economic boost outer continental shelf (OCS) leasing could give to coastal states – in the form of cumulative tax revenues over a 20-year forecast period. [...] The new reports titled, “The Economic Impacts of Allowing Access to the Atlantic OCS and Eastern Gulf of Mexico for Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Development” project state, local and federal tax receipts. They were prepared for API by CALASH and estimate that offshore-related activities could generate additional non-bonus and royalty revenue such as personal and corporate income tax, property tax and sales taxes. By the numbers:

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Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting defeat of regulation to limit fossil fuel production in Colorado (API, Press Release, Novermber 2018)

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The Colorado Petroleum Council tonight expressed gratitude to voters across the state for voting to defeat Proposition 112, the natural gas and oil setbacks measure which would have effectively banned new production in Colorado, costing nearly 150,000 jobs and billions of dollars in public revenue. “This is a great night for our state,” said Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley. “Colorado plays a leading role in America’s energy revolution, and our state has spoken loud and clear that we recognize the importance of the industry to the state’s economic well-being.

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Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively campaining for measure to increase the production of fossil fuels, campaigining for increased offshore oil and gas exploration in Florida (API, Press Release, August 2018)

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Today, Explore Offshore national co-chair Jim Nicholson, who served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the George W. Bush Administration, and state co-chairs, Dr. Miriam Ramirez and Former Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp, held the first event in Florida of Explore Offshore, a bipartisan national coalition to promote responsible access to domestic offshore natural gas and oil resources to help supply reliable, affordable energy for all Floridians. Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson, Explore Offshore Co-Chairman: “Our American way of life and the freedoms we enjoy are undoubtedly linked to access to affordable, reliable energy. At the same time, 94% of America’s offshore energy resources are completely off-limits to natural gas and oil development, disallowing hundreds of thousands of American jobs and abundant domestic energy supply, and keeping us reliant on foreign sources. [...] Explore Offshore, a project of the American Petroleum Institute, is a bipartisan coalition dedicated to safe and environmentally responsible access to America’s offshore energy resources to help supply affordable energy for consumers, small businesses, and manufacturers.

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Mixed position on energy transition

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Supporting increased use of natural gas, but unclear if supporting use as transition fuel (Press Release, July 2018)

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API Market Development Group Director Todd Snitchler joined The Hill TV’s Molly Hooper to discuss how clean, affordable, reliable natural gas has transformed our nation’s energy landscape and delivered great benefits to American consumers and the environmenNatural gas has changed the energy equation in a number of ways. With natural gas, customers are saving a lot of money in that they are getting their power and their home heating fuel at a much lower cost. Studies have shown that the average household has saved about $655 a year as a result of the greater utilization of natural gas which is an immediate benefit to people’s pocketbooks.” “On average about 35-40 percent of electricity comes from natural gas depending on the region of the country and that has increased pretty dramatically over the last 10-15 years. You’ve seen a reduction in the amount of coal and an increase in the amount of renewables and natural gas that has balanced out our fuel diversity across the country.”

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Mixed position on energy transition

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Opposing coal and also nuclear subsidies, supporting increased use of gas in energy mix   (API, Press Release, June 2018)

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A diverse group of energy industry associations including energy efficiency and storage, natural gas, oil, solar and wind issued the following statement condemning the Administration’s draft plan to bail out coal and nuclear plants across the country. Todd Snitchler, American Petroleum Institute Market Development Group Director (API): “The Administration’s draft plan to provide government assistance to those coal and nuclear power plants that are struggling to be profitable under the guise of national security would be unprecedented and misguided. The natural gas and oil industry is committed to strengthening national security and is playing a leading role in reducing our decades long dependence on foreign energy. As the world’s largest producer and refiner of oil and natural gas, which today is the number one source of U.S. electricity, our nation is on track to achieve the President’s vision for energy dominance. However, unprecedented government intervention in the energy markets to support high cost generation will put achieving that vision in jeopardy and hurt customers by taking more money out of their pockets rather than letting people keep more of what they earn – a key priority of this administration. Cleaner and abundant US natural gas and the infrastructure that supports it is powering one in three homes and businesses today and serving as a critical partner in renewable generation. As an industry we stand ready to do our part to protect our nation’s energy and national security.”

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Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Promoting reports advocating for increased exploitation of offshore oil and gas reserves  (Press Release, March 2018)

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According to new economic studies released today, opening the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to offshore oil and natural gas development would be an economic catalyst – promoting U.S. jobs, investments, and increased tax revenue - for states across the country. “The oil and natural gas industry is a major contributor to the American economy and helps meet America’s constantly increasing energy needs. We support more than 10.3 million U.S. jobs and contribute $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy - benefits that are felt across the country,” said API Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito. “With more than 94 percent of the total acreage in federal offshore waters currently inaccessible, opening the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to safe and responsible offshore energy development could further advance our energy renaissance – including more higher-paying jobs, investments in local communities, additional state revenue for public education and infrastructure, and long-term energy self-sufficiency,” said Milito.

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Mixed position on energy transition

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Supporting increased use of natural gas, but unclear if supporting use as transition fuel (API, Press Release, Febuary 2018)

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API released the following statement highlighting the positive impacts that natural gas brings to power generation and corrected the record following testimony by nuclear energy advocates at today’s House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing. “Our nation’s electric grid is as reliable as it has ever been as data during the recent cold snap indicates,” said API Market Development Group Director Todd Snitchler. “Creating false narratives about unfounded reliability concerns and advocating for subsidies that benefit one fuel type over another only hurt efforts to improve the reliability and resilience of the electric grid. “Further, competitive electricity markets are best suited to determine how to value individual fuel sources and their reliability characteristics and natural gas earned its share of the market. Bailing out and subsidizing one fuel type to the detriment of another is bad policy and even worse for consumers. Even NextEra Energy, a utility with multiple nuclear plants in its fleet, has recently stated that subsidies for nuclear power would distort the energy markets. “Natural gas is critical to the reliability of our nation’s electric power system. This affordable and abundant resource provides the flexibility needed to meet the ever-changing demands put on our power system and to incorporate increased amounts of renewable sources of power generation. As the resilience discussion continues, we look forward actively participating in the conversation to ensure that consumers across the country can keep receiving the benefits of clean, reliable, affordable, natural gas.”

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Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Strongly supporting increased oil and gas infrastructure in New England (API, Press Release, January 2018)

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A new ISO New England study finds that there is over an 80 percent chance that some or all of New England faces rolling blackouts in the near future based on multiple modeling scenarios. New England Petroleum Council Executive Director Steve Dodge said the findings from the new report are troubling news for New England families. "New England families deserve better,” said Dodge. “Forced, rolling blackouts because of inadequate and unreliable power supplies are something you associate with a Third World country – not modern day New England. It would wreak havoc on the economy and New Englanders' lives. “New England needs to start moving ahead, now, with sensible, long-overdue expansions of natural gas pipeline capacity to connect our region with affordable, abundant supplies of U.S. produced fuel and prevent the needless catastrophe of forced, rolling wintertime blackouts. “This report also further demonstrates the problems created by New York’s shortsighted efforts to block critical pipeline infrastructure that would give New Englanders access to safe, clean and affordable natural gas.”

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Opposing measures to transition energy mix

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Opposing measures proposed by New York Governer Cuomo towards phasing out fossil fuels from energy mi (API Press Release, August 2018)

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API New York released the following statement after Competitive Power Ventures filed suit against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation challenging the agency’s actions last week which denied the renewal of the air quality permit needed for the operation of the company’s natural gas power plant in Wawayanda, New York. [...] Gov. Cuomo’s actions to arbitrarily block this project is just the latest in his attacks on every New Yorker who would stand to benefit from increased supplies of clean natural gas to the region. Further these attacks disproportionately hurt low-income and elderly residents who rely upon affordable electricity to heat, cool, and power their homes. Right now, Gov. Cuomo has a choice. He can stand up for New York’s most vulnerable and allow them to have access to affordable electricity or he can continue to pursue extreme policies designed to curry favor with activists.”

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Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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The API is advocating for the EU to support a long term role for natural gas in the energy mix. (API-IOGP Joint Policy Recommendations, May 2019)

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The European Commission should send consistent signals expressing confidence in the medium and long-term role of natural gas (including its decarbonized form) in the EU energy mix. […] Natural gas investments are more likely to happen if the policy framework for natural gas is positive. The role of natural gas as a flexible source of energy that can meet demand when required should be better recognized by EU policymakers: significantly improving air quality, replacing coal to reduce power generation emissions today, and using hydrogen from natural gas with CCUS for further emission reductions tomorrow. […] Support LNG in transport  • Encourage public entities and businesses to use LNG and CNG in road and maritime transport to improve air quality, as well as actively support LNG as a bunkering fuel in European ports.  • The transport sector is the second biggest contributor to CO₂ emissions in the EU3 - natural gas could significantly contribute to EU’s efforts in enabling cleaner transport. Gas can also help the shipping industry meet more stringent emissions targets. 

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