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

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Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

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Advocating for policy makers to support specific measures to maintain high GHG energy mix (SNL Daily Coal Report, April 2015)

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The bill is supported by energy industry groups, including the American Petroleum Institute. The API reiterated its support for the repeal in an April 21 release. "Section 526 is bad for America," said API Senior Director of Federal Relations Khary Cauthen. "Prohibiting the use of one of the most secure sources of oil - Canadian oil sands - jeopardizes our national security and simply defies logic. As American forces continue [to] combat terrorists abroad, the Pentagon must have the versatility to secure and develop fuel from our strongest ally, Canada." ('Senators move to repeal ban on coal, oil shale, oil sand energy by agencies', SNL Daily Coal Report, April 23, 2015, available at www.nexis.com, accessed on 22.05.2015)

Created: 22/05/2015 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Not supporting measures to transition the energy mix

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Supporting an increased role for shale gas in the energy mix (UPI, April 2016)

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A rethink of current energy priorities and policies may be necessary to give further momentum to the U.S. shale oil and gas sector, an industry group said. The American Petroleum Institute, which compiles data and represents the interests of the oil and natural gas sector, said well completions for natural gas were down 70 percent and for oil by 90 percent when compared to first quarter 2015. Hazem Arafa, director of statistics for the API, said in a statement growth in shale has led to lower energy prices, which are acting as a de facto stimulus for most American consumers. "To continue this progress, we must revisit current energy policy, speed up the LNG export approval process and avoid unnecessary regulations to help U.S. producers to compete effectively in the global market under the low-price environment," he said.

Created: 08/04/2016 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 (F.T, January 2017)

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The leading US oil and gas industry group has highlighted deregulation, increased access for offshore drilling and more support for pipeline construction as priorities for Donald Trump’s administration and the new Republican-dominated Congress.

Created: 06/01/2017 Last edited: 06/01/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting specific measures to maintain high GHG energy mix (Providence Journal, March 2017)

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Declaring an end to what he’s called “the war on coal,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources. [...] The order covers a range of other Obama-era rules, including repeal of measures to consider the “social cost” of carbon emissions in all regulatory actions and crack down on methane emissions at oil and gas wells. The rule also eliminates an Obama-era rule restricting fracking on public lands and a separate rule that requires energy companies to provide data on methane emissions at oil and gas operations. [...] The American Petroleum Institute, the chief lobbying arm of the oil and gas industry, said Trump’s new “common-sense” regulations will help continue a domestic energy boom that “benefits American consumers, workers and the environment.”

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

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Stating strong support for new measures that would allow oil drilling in California (The Press Democrat, April 2017)

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The president’s executive order, expected Friday, will call for a review of the government’s five-year oil and natural gas drilling plan, potentially reversing protections set by former President Barack Obama and challenging California’s four decades of nearly unanimous opposition to oil drilling. [...] We’ve been advocating for expanded access to domestic energy resources for years,” Erik Milito of the American Petroleum Institute, an oil and natural gas trade association.

Created: 12/05/2017 Last edited: 12/05/2017

 

Generally supporting transition of the energy mix

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Supporting transition from coal. Has joined letter to Secretary Rick Pery, oppposing speeded plan to subsidise coal and nuclear in US (PV Magazine, October 2017)

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The first deadline for comments about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) attempt, at the behest of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to bail out inefficient nuclear and coal plants with taxpayer money passed yesterday – and 12 associations representing a range of energy interests have submitted blistering testimony opposing the rule. [...] After the accelerated schedule was announced, 12 associations ranging from the American Petroleum Institute to the Solar Energy Industries Association joined forces to submit joint comments on the proposal. Summed up in three words, the gist of the comments was this: “Are. You. CRAZY? [...] For starters, say the associations, Perry has shown no evidence that the grid will gain anything meaningful from this use of taxpayer money. [...] The full list of associations involved in the joint comments include: [...] American Petroleum Institute

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

 

Generally supporting transition of energy mix

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Opposing policy that may oppose transition of the energy mix (PV Magazine, October 2017)

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FERC appears to be making good on Secretary Perry’s promise to rapidly introduce subsidies for “baseload” coal and nuclear power plants, a request for which Perry and the Trump Administration have never found a rationale that holds water. [...]  Late yesterday, eleven industry organizations representing an array of interests filed a motion with FERC protesting the order an expedited ruling to bail out failing coal and nuclear plants, noting that without an emergency, there is no legal basis for such a process. “To demonstrate good cause, an agency must establish: the existence of an emergency; that prior notice would subvert the underlying statutory scheme, or that Congress intended to waive notice and comment rulemaking requirements,” notes the letter. “None of these circumstances exists such that the extraordinary use of an interim final rule would be justified, and the Letter does not even attempt to suggest they do.” The energy industries further note that both DOE and National Electric Reliability Council have both released reports “categorically concluding” that there is no reliability emergency. Instead, the energy associations called upon FERC to reject the request for an interim final rule and to follow a normal process. [...]  After all, the motion was filed on behalf of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) – which constitutes the usual suspects of clean energy advocacy.

Created: 04/12/2017 Last edited: 04/12/2017

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Not supporting measures to limit oil exploration and production (Think Progress, November 2018)

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Just two weeks after the midterms, the oil and gas industry is already pushing Florida to expand fossil fuel exploration and extraction in its waters — despite the state successfully voting to constitutionally ban offshore drilling. Advocates for offshore drilling have been touting a recent report commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute (API) as a clear incentive to revisit drilling in state waters. In the November 15 report, the industry argues that offshore leasing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf and the Eastern Gulf of Mexico would boost Florida’s economy. Oil and natural gas exploration and development in Florida could, according to the report, reach $2.5 billion in economic return over a 20-year period. Fossil fuel projects could also potentially support more than 60,000 to jobs in Florida annually within that period, per the report.

Created: 04/01/2019 Last edited: 04/01/2019

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing limits to offshore oil and gas production (Energy World, October 2018)

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Thursday blocking offshore drilling, joining several other states trying to shield themselves from the Trump administration's plan to drill for oil and gas off the U.S. coast.   The order directs state agencies to protect Oregon's coastal economy by preventing activities associated with offshore oil and gas drilling. It comes as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to expand offshore drilling and has scrapped an Obama-era policy to protect oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with one emphasizing economic growth.   […]   Andy Radford, a senior policy adviser with the American Petroleum Institute, said states ought to welcome offshore drilling for the revenue it can produce. Offshore energy production in the Atlantic Ocean alone could support 265,000 jobs and generate $22 billion a year within 20 years, he said

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

 

Opposing measures to transition energy mix

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Opposing New York policy effort to transition the energy mix (Oil Price, August 2018)

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The American Petroleum Institute has attacked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his energy agenda, which, API New York executive director Karen Moreau said in a statement, is hurting the most vulnerable members of society. [...] The New York Governor is on a quest to put an end to fossil fuel and nuclear power use in the state, and this quest has already cost New Yorkers substantial increases in their utility bills.   […] in May, Governor Cuomo said all natural gas plants operating in New York will be eventually closed and that he will not approve any new gas-fired plant projects.

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

 

Opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Supporting a sustained role for fossil fuels in the energy mix (National Journal, November 2015)

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The “Keep It in the Ground Act” that Sanders and Demo­crat­ic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Ore­gon un­veiled Wed­nes­day would bar the sale of new leases for oil-and-gas drilling and coal ex­trac­tion on fed­er­al lands and wa­ters, and bar re­new­al or ex­ten­sion of ex­ist­ing leases that are not already pro­du­cing en­ergy. It also can­cels ex­ist­ing Arc­tic off­shore leases. [...] The Amer­ic­an Pet­ro­leum In­sti­tute, which is the oil and gas in­dustry’s main lob­by­ing group, called the meas­ure “ex­treme” and “anti-con­sumer.” “It could sig­ni­fic­antly raise en­ergy costs, des­troy tens of thou­sands of well-pay­ing Amer­ic­an jobs, elim­in­ate bil­lions of dol­lars in fed­er­al rev­en­ue, and put a big dent in one of the few bright spots of our eco­nomy,” said ex­ec­ut­ive vice pres­id­ent Louis Finkel in a state­ment.

Created: 10/11/2015 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing regulation on oil industry and calling for new approach to energy policy that focuses on supporting high GHG energy mix (The Hill, November 2016)

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The nation’s top oil and natural gas lobbying group says it expects President-elect Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress to be friendlier to the industry than President Obama’s administration.  American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard said Thursday the incoming administration should reassess Obama-era rules for the oil industry, approve pipeline projects like Keystone XL and expand drilling rights in the United States.  That message isn’t a new one from API, which has long railed against what it considers excessive federal influence in its industry.  But with Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of both the House and Senate, the group says it has a chance to break through and institute what Gerard called “forward-thinking energy policies.” “We need to look at the current regulatory approach holistically,” Gerard said of federal oil and gas regulations.  “I would suggest that the whole approach should be a priority. What is being done to really impede our ability to provide what the American voters want should be looked at and improved.”   He said Congress should work to approve oil infrastructure projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL, which developers on Wednesday said they could pursue again once Trump enters the White House. 

Created: 08/12/2016 Last edited: 03/01/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively lobbying agaisnt an increase to royality payments for fossil fuel operations, thus supporting a form of fossil fuel subsidization (NY Times, March 2017)

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Lawyers representing the National Mining Association, the American Petroleum Institute and other fossil fuel trade groups and companies asked the Interior Department on Feb. 17 to suspend a new rule changing the way these companies pay royalties for oil, gas or coal extracted from federal lands. While the lawyers called the requirement “impractical and in some cases impossible,” environmentalists and conservative nonprofit groups like Taxpayers for Common Sense praised the effort, saying that for decades energy companies had been underpaying the federal government. The new standard was expected to push up federal revenue by as much as $85 million annually.The Interior Department wrote the industry lawyers back five days later, telling them that the agency, after three years of backing the rule, would suspend enforcement of the new standards. “We agree you have raised serious questions,” the agency’s letter said.

Created: 13/03/2017 Last edited: 13/03/2017

 

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 (Daily Energy Inside, April 2017)

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The American Petroleum Institute (API) released a study this week, examining the effects of a future in which fossil fuel production is limited. The study assumed a scenario that includes 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. That scenario, the study found, could result in the loss of 5.9 million jobs and $11.8 trillion in cumulative gross domestic product. It could also lead to a potential increase of $4,552 energy expenditures per household annually.

Created: 11/04/2017 Last edited: 10/11/2017

 

Generally supporting high GHG emissions energy mix

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Evidence suggesting not the supporting transition of the energy mix away from fossil fuels, supporting substitution of coal with gas (Axios, July 2017)

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The American Petroleum Institute, the nation's biggest and most influential lobbying group for the oil and natural gas industry, is fighting nuclear power subsidies across the U.S., poised to oppose any efforts to expand renewable electricity, and telling the Trump administration that its study on the power grid better not hurt natural gas in an effort to help coal and nuclear energy. Why it matters: The entry of API into the debate over power generation is a turning point in an industry long dominated by coal and nuclear energy. It's also a shift at an organization traditionally known for focusing on drilling and the transportation sector. API's members, including Exxon Mobil Corp., and Royal Dutch Shell, are increasingly producing natural gas, and now the group is fighting to make sure that fuel becomes America's dominant source of electricity. [...] Fueled by the oil and natural gas boom over the last decade, API began moving into the electricity business in late 2015, when it acquired another trade group, America's Natural Gas Alliance, whose sole mission was to pump up demand for natural gas. API's broader mission has come into clearer focus over the last few months in three ways. [...] Since late last year, API has been fighting efforts in a handful of states to keep financially struggling reactors from shutting down before their operating licenses require. As reactors shut down, they're being replaced mostly by natural gas. Illinois and New York have already issued policies keeping some reactors running despite API's efforts, but the group says it's been successful so far in keeping proposals at bay in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. In response to criticism that API is blatantly grabbing market share from nuclear power, Durbin replied: "It's nuclear that is very transparently trying to keep competitors away."

Created: 01/08/2017 Last edited: 01/08/2017

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Taking legal action against policy aiding the transition of the energy mix (Natural Gas Intel, October 2017)

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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). The ZEC program "unlawfully requires New York ratepayers to subsidize a handful of privately-held nuclear generating units, undermining competition in wholesale markets and discriminating against natural gas-fired generators" supplied by NGSA and API members, the two organizations said in a joint amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals For the Second Circuit [Case 17-264]. "Any environmental benefits of the program are incidental and seemingly unrelated to its true purpose."

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

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively campaigning for measures to increase oil exploration and production (The Hill, June 2018)

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Former senator and Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb said he thinks oil is ultimately in America’s best interest, despite embracing investments in renewable energy. […] Webb said he thinks lawmakers should not lose sight of protecting domestic energy production in the U.S. […] The former Virginia senator also said he supports the Trump administration’s new leasing plan that would expand U.S. offshore drilling. Webb serves as co-chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s “Explore Offshore” campaign, which aims to find new oil and natural gas resources. “We need to take a look on what we can do offshore. People tend to think that offshore drilling is a thing of the past around the world but it’s not,” Webb said, holding up Mexico as an example.

Created: 19/07/2018 Last edited: 04/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Promoting increased oil and gas exploration in the Arctic (Maritim-Executive, December 2018)

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The American Petroleum Institute (API) says the coastal plain is a small portion of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 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: 16/01/2019 Last edited: 16/01/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively measures to promote increased oil and gas exploration in the Arctic (Daily Energy Insider, January 2019)

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The American Petroleum Institute recently issued a statement in response to the Department of the Interior’s announcement that it would release a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the leasing program proposed for the 1002 Area (coastal plain) of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)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,” API Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito said. “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: 16/01/2019 Last edited: 16/01/2019

 

Opposing measures to transition energy mix

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The API is strongly opposing Colorado Bill SB-181, which would limit the development of oil and gas in the state. (The Colorado Sun, March 2019)

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The oil and gas industry is spending big money as it scrambles to halt a fast-moving bill aimed at giving state and local governments more power to regulate drilling. […] The talking points are evident in the efforts to drive opposition among Colorado residents. The American Petroleum Institute, a trade organization representing the oil and gas industry, has spent at least $273,000 to air a TV ad opposing the legislation, according to a review of Federal Communications Commission records, which don’t include Denver station contracts. The 30-second commercial still appearing on local television stations urges people to call their state lawmaker, and it falsely claims that the measure would shut down oil and gas production. The institute also is paying for advertising on Facebook through Energy Citizens and Energy Nation. So far, the effort’s impact is limited. The bill’s sponsors made a few changes in the Senate to make the bill more amenable to the oil and gas industry. But the measure is still moving forward with Democratic support and not enough Republican opposition to stop it. Ben Marter, a spokesman for the Colorado affiliate of the American Petroleum Institute, said the campaign is needed because the bill was written behind closed doors and moved quickly when first introduced. The industry organized rallies at the Capitol to oppose the measure and even bought lunch for oil and gas workers who came to testify against the measure. Marter said “time will tell” whether it’s effective, but “the groundswell of opposition — bipartisan opposition — to this bill from all around the state has been remarkable.”

Created: 11/04/2019 Last edited: 11/04/2019

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting a sustained role for fossil fuels in the energy mix (Climate Home, January 6 2016)

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Gerard said the industry’s domestic future is bright provided it has the backing of the next president. “Fossil fuels will remain the foundation upon which our modern society rests for decades to come,” he said, citing federal research that said gas would be a major source of energy through 2040.

Created: 28/01/2016 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 (Reuters, December 2016)

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, in a push to leave his stamp on the environment before Republican Donald Trump takes office next month.The American Petroleum Institute oil industry group disagreed about the permanence of the ban and said Trump could likely use a presidential memorandum to lift it."We are hopeful the incoming administration will reverse this decision as the nation continues to need a robust strategy for developing offshore and onshore energy,” said Erik Milito, API's upstream director.

Created: 03/01/2017 Last edited: 03/01/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting specific measures to maintain high GHG energy mix. Advocating for policy makers to support unconventional oil production (Arkansas Online, March 2017)

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President Donald Trump gave the go-ahead to the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a "great day for American jobs" and siding with energy advocates over environmental groups in a heated debate over climate change. [...] The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups applauded the administration's action. Jack Gerard, president and chief executive of the American Petroleum Institute, the primary industry lobbying arm, said the decision was "welcome news" and was "critical to creating American jobs, growing the economy and making our nation more energy secure."

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

 

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 (Santa Fe News, May 2017)

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FirstEnergy Corp., Ohio’s homegrown utility with roots in the state that date to 1930, had protested the mandates, and earned nationwide news coverage after seeking extra payments from its customers to help its aging coal plants. After the state’s public utility commission shot that down, it has shifted and is now trying to get help for its nuclear fleet, arguing those plants are the “largest source of electricity that does not emit greenhouse gases and other pollutants.” The American Petroleum Institute testified against legislation, which would offer zero emission credits estimated to generate $300 million a year for the struggling nuclear plants. “Abundant natural gas has provided Ohio consumers with reliable and affordable energy and created countless jobs throughout the state without government subsidies,” said Chris Zeigler, API’s Ohio executive director. “Instead of subsidizing nuclear power companies, we should let the markets work to protect consumers.”

Created: 12/05/2017 Last edited: 12/05/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Taking legal action against specific measures towards a transition of energy mix (Natural Gas Intel, September 2017)

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Two trade associations have filed a joint amicus brief in a federal appeals court in Chicago, arguing that the Illinois Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) program unlawfully discriminates against natural gas and undermines competitive wholesale power markets. On Tuesday, the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to reverse a lower court ruling to dismiss a legal challenge to block Illinois from implementing the ZEC program. [...] "If allowed to stand, the district court's decision would allow Illinois and other states to enact laws that change the wholesale rates received by electric generation suppliers participating in organized wholesale electricity markets, favoring uncompetitive in-state nuclear generators with subsidies, while discriminatorily depressing the prices received by other suppliers, with the express intention of protecting in-state industry and favoring one fuel source over another," NGSA and API said in their joint filing. The associations said Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania were considering enacting programs similar to ZEC. "The district court's decision would throw open the door to an ever-growing patchwork of discriminatory intervention in wholesale markets." NGSA CEO Dena Wiggins said the ZEC program "is not only discriminatory, it would have serious adverse consequences for the efficient and unbiased functioning of the nation's energy markets."

Created: 13/10/2017 Last edited: 13/10/2017

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Advocating for measures that will promote increased oil and gas infrastructure development (Reuters, November 2017)

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The American Petroleum Institute, which represents all the large refiners, had asked the administration to speed the permitting process for drilling and building new facilities. When Trump signed his executive order authorizing the pipeline only four days after taking office, he also granted this wish.

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

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively campaigning for measures to increase oil exploration and production (Oil & Gas Journal, June 2018)

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The American Petroleum Institute has launched a bipartisan coalition of more than 100 business and government leaders across the southeastern US states that will advocate expanding offshore US oil and gas activity onto the Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf and into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Explore Offshore will host events and engage and educate local communities on safe and responsible access to US resources and the related positive economic and energy benefits to America, officials said on June 6. “This is a much-needed, commonsense step for America’s energy future. Energy security is national security, and domestic energy production is a key contributor to a healthy national economy,” one of the group’s co-chairmen, Former Secretary of the Navy and US Sen. James H. Webb (D-Va.), told reporters during a teleconference. “Oil and gas are the key drivers of the world’s economies. We remain vulnerable in an expanding global economy marked by ever-growing energy needs.” [...] API Upstream Operations Director Erik Milito, who also participated in the teleconference, said the US has about 14 million acres under lease now in the gulf, while Mexico has about 30 million acres.

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Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively campaigning for measures to increase oil exploration and production (Oil & Gas Journal, June 2018)

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The American Petroleum Institute’s (API) “Explore Offshore” campaign, which includes expanding energy exploration efforts including in the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico and in the Atlantic, came to Capitol Hill last week. […] Noting that oil and natural gas make up most electricity use at the state and national levels, Explore Offshore insisted that energy exploration in the Gulf and off the coast of Florida could lead to more than 56,000 new jobs by 2035 and added $1 billion annually to the state revenue and $2.6 billion in private development.

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

 

Opposing measures to transition energy mix

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Opposing policies to incentivse increased electrification of transport (Globe and Mail, August 2018)

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In June, for instance, the American Petroleum Institute and other industries wrote eight governors, promoting the dominance of the internal-combustion engine and questioning their states’ incentives to consumers for electric cars. Surging U.S. and gas production has brought on “energy security and abundance,” Frank Macchiarola, a group director of the American Petroleum Institute trade association, told reporters this week, in a telephone call dedicated to urging scrapping or overhauling of one U.S. program for biofuels.

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