Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Policy and Mix
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CEO Messaging
 
 

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-1.83

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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, in particular Keystone XL pipeline to the Albertan Tar Sands (API CEO Jack Gerard, press conference, January 2015)

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Well, obviously we're disappointed if that's what the president said. I believe at some point in 2015, the Keystone XL pipeline will be approved. How it gets approved, it may have to go through one or two other iterations. I'm disappointed in my -- I believe it doesn't bode well for relationships between the White House and Capitol Hill...So, I believe the leadership in the House and Senate are following the will of the American people where 72 percent of the public says we support building the Keystone XL pipeline. I'm disappointed that the president has made that decision. I'm hopeful he or his advisors will eventually reconsider because by their own estimates, it creates 42,000 American jobs. These are good jobs; they're well-paying jobs, and at a time we need them most. So, I'm disappointed and I hope there's other opportunities to change the president's mind if that's indeed what he said. And I'm hopeful there's some in Congress -- I know there are a couple in the Senate already -- who are expressing frustration, who have voted with -- excuse me, voted against congressional intervention in this process who are now starting to believe congressional intervention is necessary because the president fails to make this simple decision -- simple meaning yes, let's put people to work, let's build a pipeline.

Created: 26/05/2015 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting a sustained role for GHGs in the energy mix (American Petroleum Institute chief Jack Gerard, Climate Home, January 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: 20/01/2016 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Actively calling on policy makers to support increased GHG production and criticizing calls to transition the energy mix (API President and CEO, 2015 State of American Energy address, January 2015)

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I’d like to share with you the oil and natural gas industry’s vision for America’s energy future [...] During this new era our nation has not only set production and refining records, which has created 600,000 jobs between 2009 and 2011. It has also added significantly to global energy supply leading to reduced prices benefitting consumers [...] And if we get our energy policy right, this unique American moment could support millions of well-paying jobs and expand the participation of traditionally underrepresented groups, which will be critical to fulfilling our nation’s bright energy future. [...] This unique American moment is the result primarily of American ingenuity and technological advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. [...] We have the opportunity to permanently diminish what have been our nation’s largest economic and geo-political vulnerabilities: domestic energy scarcity and dependence on foreign countries to meet our nation’s energy needs. [...] Unfortunately, there are some in our society who remain mired in our nation’s decades-long energy scarcity past.The American people want, expect and deserve elected leaders who will place what’s best for our nation’s economy and energy future above partisan ideology and political posturing for the next election. [...]American voters have a clear preference for increased domestic energy production, specifically more U.S. oil and natural gas. [...] The fact is fossil fuels will continue to take the lead in providing most of the world’s energy needs well into this century. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that 25 years from now, oil, natural gas and coal, collectively will account for 80 percent of the country’s energy consumption. [...] That same report estimates that renewable energy sources will grow to 12 percent of our energy mix, with the remaining 8 percent coming from nuclear power. Even under their most aggressive scenario, fossil fuels still account for 65 percent of our energy needs. We need to make sure that the small but vocal view of those who peddle the false choice between energy production and safe environmental stewardship do not prevail in their narrow view which is contradicted by the facts. [...]  Together we call on the president, this new Congress and elected leaders in every state legislature to work with us to ensure that 21st century America and future generations only know their nation as a global energy leader.

Created: 17/03/2016 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Criticising policy that promotes low carbon energy and pushing for future policy under Trump adminsitration that will maintain high GHG energy mix (API President Jack Gerard, Interview on CNBC, November 2016)

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"I think it clear while Mr. Trump has talked generally about issues related to energy, I think there are two key issues that we should focus on. The first on is his comment about the need to review the regulatory tsunami if you will that we have been dealing with. [...] the second piece we have been heartened by is his focus on infrastructure.  As you know right now there are opportunities potentially for Keystone pipeline, for the Dakota access pipeline. Recent studies show that there is a potential 1.1 trillion dollars in infrastructure investment, these are private sector dollars, just from the energy opportunities - so this is a big deal getting us back to job creation, economic opportunity for all so we are hearten by this and er looking forward to working with him and the new congress to see what we can do to achieve our potential. [...]  What has unfortunately happened over the past 8 years is that we have government that has put its finger on the scale on behalf of 'preferred forms of energy'. Our view is that let us all compete - we shouldn't discriminate against the coal industry any more that we should discriminate against oil & gas, solar, wind, energy efficiency. We need a true 'all of the above'. So I think the market will ultimately dictate what portion of the market place is filled by what form of energy but we need to get back a  true and more free market if you will to allow those energy sources to compete. Coal is just one example of that where the current administration has put its finger on the scale in my view, that’s harmed the coal industry - they should be allow to compete like any body else and let the market decide what benefits the consumer most.

Created: 08/12/2016 Last edited: 08/12/2016

 

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 (API President Jack Gerard, Daily Energy Insider, April 2017)

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“U.S. energy leadership is generating major economic benefits for American families and businesses,” Gerard said. “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.” [...] “Cutting U.S. oil and natural gas production wouldn’t magically reduce world energy demand,” Gerard said. “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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Actively supporting a high GHG emissions energy mix (API President and CEO Jack Gerard, Press release, April 2017)

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API President and CEO Jack Gerard stressed the need for forward-looking energy policies that embrace the U.S. energy renaissance as API released a new study examining the negative impacts of policies that restrict the production of fossil fuels. “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.” [...]“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: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 14/11/2017

 

Generally supporting high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting measures that may maintain high GHG emissions mix (API CEO Jack Gerard, State of American Energy address, January 2015)

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The fact is fossil fuels will continue to take the lead in providing most of the world’s energy needs well into this century. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that 25 years from now, oil, natural gas and coal, collectively will account for 80 percent of the country’s energy consumption. That same report estimates that renewable energy sources will grow to 12 percent of our energy mix, with the remaining 8 percent coming from nuclear power. Even under their most aggressive scenario, fossil fuels still account for 65 percent of our energy needs. We need to make sure that the small but vocal view of those who peddle the false choice between energy production and safe environmental stewardship do not prevail in their narrow view which is contradicted by the facts.

Created: 26/05/2015 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Opposing specific a tax on oil that would contribute towards a transition of energy mix (API CEO Jack Gerard comments in Scientific American, February 2016)

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Oil groups attacked the idea. "The White House thinks Americans are not paying enough for gasoline, so they have proposed a new tax that could raise the cost of gasoline by 25 cents a gallon, harm consumers that are enjoying low energy prices, destroy American jobs and reverse America's emergence as a global energy leader," said Jack Gerard, president and CEO of trade association the American Petroleum Institute. "On his way out of office, President Obama has now proposed making the United States less competitive," he added.

Created: 15/02/2016 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Promoting and explaining 'Vote-4-energy', a campaign to promote increased production of oil and gas through upcoming U.S elections (API President Jack Gerard, speech on 'Energy & the Election: Voter Opinions on Energy', Novermber 2015)

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71 percent of all voters say they are more likely to vote for a candidate in 2016 if he or she supports producing more oil and natural gas from here in the U.S. And that support is shared across the political spectrum. The survey found that 64 percent of Democrats; 64 percent of Independents; and 85 percent of Republicans would support a pro-energy development candidate. [...] Among the poll’s other findings, solid bipartisan majorities support offshore drilling, expanding our country’s energy infrastructure, and exporting natural gas and oil. And, on the flip side, bipartisan majorities oppose higher taxes that could decrease energy production, and they are concerned about federal initiatives – such as expanding the Renewable Fuel Standard – that would require increasing the amount of ethanol in gasoline.[...] As the 2016 election kicks into high gear we will seek to build even stronger public support through our Vote-4-Energy education and energy literacy platform. Better energy policy will only come from an energy literate electorate who can separate ideological hyperbole and partisan demagoguery. [...] Vote-4-Energy seeks to guide a national energy policy discussion that is instead rational, thoughtful and consumer-focused. And ultimately to create an American consensus on how best to tackle our nation’s energy challenges. And to advance the discussion of how best, as Americans, global citizens and consumers of energy, to develop our nation’s game changing energy opportunity and take full advantage of the most affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible mix of energy sources possible.

Created: 17/03/2016 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing decision to not grant leases to drill in artic teritory and calling on Trump decision to reverse this decision (API President Jack Gerard, press release, November 2016)

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WASHINGTON, November 18, 2016 – The Department of Interior’s decision to remove the Arctic from the next five-year plan governing offshore lease sales weakens America’s energy security and puts us at a competitive disadvantage, according to API President and CEO Jack Gerard. “Today’s announcement is a short-sighted decision that ignores America’s long-term energy security needs,” said Gerard. “Our national energy security depends on our ability to produce oil and natural gas here in the U.S., and this decision could very well increase the cost of energy for American consumers and close the door on creating new jobs and new investments for years. We are hopeful the incoming administration will reverse this decision – consistent with the will of American voters"

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

 

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  (API President Jack Gerard, Press Release, April 2017)

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There’s a real debate in the energy space. It’s a debate over two visions for our energy future.  On the one hand, we have today’s energy reality in which the United States leads the world in production and refining of oil and natural gas, and U.S. consumers enjoy almost unprecedented energy security. [...] The overwhelming majority of Americans support policies to maintain U.S. energy leadership. This pro-energy vision means energy from all sources, where oil and natural gas play a central role in providing abundant and affordable energy, generating economic growth and reducing carbon emissions. [...] Extreme activists would not only erase, but reverse, all those gains, taking the United States back to an era of energy dependence – all based on the false idea that we must choose between energy security and environmental progress. In reality, we lead the world both in reduction of carbon emissions and in production and refining of oil and natural gas. [...] These are the facts. Contrary to claims from the “keep it in the ground” movement, cutting U.S. oil and natural gas production wouldn’t magically reduce world energy demand. 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. That’s where “keep it in the ground” leads, and it’s not a path most Americans want to take.

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

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting unconventional oil production and opposing "anti-fossil fuel political agenda" (API CEO Jack Gerard, speech, May 2016)

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Jack Gerard's remarks on shale energy's importance to Ohio jobs:In Ohio and across the nation, affordable, reliable and abundant domestically produced natural gas is helping to bring back manufacturers. A 2015 study by the Boston Consulting Group estimates that American manufacturing costs are now 10 to 20 percent lower than those in Europe and could be 2 to 3 percent lower than in China by 2018, an important competitive advantage. [...] But there are some, even in the face of the clear benefits abundant and affordable domestic energy brings to consumers, workers, economy and environment, who seek to thwart and eventually stop American energy production in pursuit of an anti-fossil fuel political agenda, which among other things could negatively impact American families’ budget.

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

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Advocating for an increased role of coal in the energy mix. Suggesting transition of energy mix is unaffordable. (API President and CEO Jack Gerard, press release, September 2014)

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Plans to address methane emissions, announced today at the United Nations, should focus on replicating the already substantial progress made by the oil and natural gas industry, according to API President and CEO Jack Gerard [...] “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 opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Opposing multiple measures in the US budget proposal that help the towards a transition of the energy mix (Jack Gerard comments in a conference call to reports, Oil and Gas News, February 2016)

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The administration’s final budget proposal due out Tuesday appears to outline a radical, anti-energy agenda of tax hikes and new regulations that could harm consumers, destroy jobs and raise energy costs, API President and CEO Jack Gerard told reporters in a conference call Monday. “It appears the administration’s last year is dedicated to furthering an extremist agenda at the very real expense of the middle class and low-income families, through tax hikes on energy and a barrage of unnecessary and duplicative regulations that are catering to the well-funded, radical whims of ‘leave it in the ground’ activists. [...] “We know that this tax hike could also have an impact on food prices along with everything that relies on transportation to get to consumers. Only extremists whose goals ignore the concerns of consumers and lower-income families could welcome such an approach. “The contrast between energy visions has never been clearer. The ‘leave it in the ground’ approach could drag America back to energy dependence, raise consumer costs, destroy jobs and damage the economy. With a pro-energy strategy, on the other hand, the United States would remain a world energy leader, with strong oil and natural gas production and refining -- bringing with it jobs, and clean and affordable energy for consumers and businesses.”

Created: 18/02/2016 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Actively working to maintain a high GHG emissions energy mix (Jack Gerard, API President quoted in UPI, July 22)

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Jack Gerard, president of the API, said it's the U.S. energy sector that was protecting the economy from weakness elsewhere in the global market. "Increasing the production of our nation's oil and natural gas resources is vital to our nation's economic and national security and that of our allies," he said in a statement.

Created: 26/07/2016 Last edited: 26/07/2016

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Calling on president-elect Donald Trump to support infrastructure projects & other energy policies that will help maintian high GHG energy mix (API President Jack Gerard, press release, December 2016)

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WASHINGTON, December 4, 2016 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard called on President-elect Donald J. Trump to restore the rule of law in our nation’s regulatory regime and make the approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline a top priority when he takes office in January. “Modernizing our nation’s energy infrastructure benefits American consumers by keeping energy affordable, creating well-paying American jobs, and improving our environment,” said API President and CEO Jack Gerard. “Moving forward, I am hopeful President-elect Trump will reject the Obama administration’s shameful actions to deny this vital energy project, restore the rule of law in the regulatory process, and make this project’s approval a top priority as he takes office in January.” [...] In just over one month, a new President and new administration can stand up for American consumers and American workers by approving this critical project. Following the rule of law in the regulatory process is critical for this and other infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, and electricity transmission lines.”

Created: 08/12/2016 Last edited: 08/12/2016

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting bill that maintains continued tax credits for fossil fuels, whilst removing them for electric vehicles (Washington Examiner, November 2017)

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The bill ends some minor fossil fuel tax breaks, including a credit for marginal wells, and the enhanced oil recovery credit. But it maintains the largest tax breaks for the oil and gas industry, such as the intangible drilling cost deduction that allows producers to recover investment costs quickly. “Today the House Ways and Means Committee took a bold step to modernize the nation’s tax code to sustain U.S. economic growth, spur strong energy investment, and create American jobs,” said Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute. • The legislation terminates a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles.

Created: 06/11/2017 Last edited: 06/11/2017

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing the restriction of oil and gas exploration of the Gulf of Mexico (API, Press Release, January 2018)

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API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement on Interior Secretary Zinke’s announcement to remove the Eastern Gulf of Mexico from the recently released five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan. "This announcement is premature. Americans support increased domestic energy production, and the administration and policymakers should follow the established process before making any decisions or conclusions that would undermine our nation's energy security. The ability to provide affordable energy for consumers and meet the growing domestic and global demand depends on the ability to safely and responsibly explore and develop our offshore energy resources, including in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. "The Gulf of Mexico is the backbone of our nation’s offshore energy production and restricting access to the Eastern Gulf puts hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk across the country and along the Gulf Coast, particularly in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Not only that, but securing reliable sources of energy helps fuel other industries like tourism, especially in states like Florida that relies on more than 200 million barrels of gasoline and diesel each year to fuel its economy.

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