Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
InfluenceMap Query
GHG Emission Standards
Data Source
CEO Messaging
 
 

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-2.0

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Not supporting GHG emissions standards

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Supporting legal action against EPA Clean Power Plan. (Financial Times, February 2014)

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Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, the oil industry group, told the Financial Times: “There’s a fundamental question at EPA right now and it goes to the Supreme Court arguments today, and that is the unilateral role of one branch of government to dictate the policy of the country. That’s really before the court today and I hope the court decides that well because it’s going to be a precedent.” (Ed Crooks, Barney Jopson, 'Hopes raised over US emissions regulation', Financial Times, February 25, 2014, accessed on 21.07.2015)

Created: 26/05/2015 Last edited: 13/02/2017

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Actively opposing the Clean Power Plan (API President and CEO Jack Gerard in Washington Examiner, January 5 2016)

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The oil industry's chief lobbyist says the U.S. doesn't need the Obama administration's stiff regulations to fight climate change, as record oil and natural gas production is lowering both greenhouse gas emissions and prices while increasing jobs. [...] He also said that far-reaching EPA regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, called the Clean Power Plan, are unnecessary and undermine the U.S. boon in natural gas development, which is the leading factor in dropping U.S. emissions.

Created: 28/01/2016 Last edited: 13/02/2017

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Actively opposing methane GHG emissions standards (API CEO Jack Gerard, Powermag, January 2017)

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Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, hopes that the administration will roll back the EPA’s regulations on methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors. “We’ve had this very significant increase in natural gas production,” Gerard said. “At the same time, our methane emissions, regardless of natural gas, have gone down 15 percent in real terms. So, we’ve dramatically increased the production, and we’re decreasing methane emissions at the same time, yet, the EPA chooses to regulate methane emissions. Why? Good question.”

Created: 13/02/2017 Last edited: 14/11/2017

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Opposing EPA Clean Power Plan (API’s President and CEO, Jack Gerard, Penn Energy, June 2014)

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“This proposal is not consistent with the administration’s own ‘all of the above’ energy strategy. The uncertainty created will have a chilling effect on energy investment that could cost jobs, raise electricity prices and make energy less reliable. The energy sector is already one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States. Our air is getting cleaner under existing regulations, and carbon emissions are down due to technological advancements developed by the private sector. We can continue to make environmental progress without damaging the economy.”

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

 

Opposing GHG emissions targets

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Opposing specific GHG emissions targets (EETV, January 20 2016)

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It was very unfortunate when they put out the final Clean Power Plan rule, one of the statements made by the president was, "Well this is going to eliminate the dash to gas or the rush to natural gas." Well why would you eliminate an affordable fuel, a cleaner-burning fuel that's reducing your carbon emissions? It can only be explained in one way. The administration has their preferred choices of energy, and they're choosing solar and wind over all other energies. The unfortunate thing is those are more costly energies. They have to be backed up by natural gas because they're intermittent sources, and the American public we don't believe is going to stand for significant increases in their energy costs.

Created: 03/02/2016 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Supporting EPA proposal move to repeal Clean Power Plan (API CEO Jack Gerard, Press Release, October 2017)

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API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed action by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to address the flawed “Clean Power Plan.” “Even without the Clean Power Plan’s implementation, our nation has reduced greenhouse gas emissions from power generation by 25 percent since 2005 thanks to the increased use of clean, reliable, and affordable natural gas,” said Gerard. “Even as we have become the world’s top producer and refiner of oil and natural gas, carbon emissions are near 25-year lows throughout our nation’s economy.

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

 

Not supporting GHG emissions standards

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Not supporting US methane emissions standards (API CEO Jack Gerard, Environmental Leader, January 2015)

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“As oil and natural gas production has risen dramatically, methane emissions have fallen thanks to industry leadership and investment in new technologies,” Gerard said. “And even with that knowledge, the White House has singled out oil and natural gas for regulation, where methane emissions represent only 2 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. “Emissions will continue to fall as operators innovate and find new ways to capture and deliver more methane to consumers, and existing EPA and state regulations are working. Another layer of burdensome requirements could actually slow down industry progress to reduce methane emissions.”

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

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Opposing specific GHG emissions standards (Jack Gerard in conversation with Gov. John Hickenlooper in CNBC, April 1st 2016)

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RESTRICTIONS ON METHANE POLLUTION: Colorado's first-in-the nation regulations on methane pollution from oil and gas operations were the result of balancing the needs of industry and the environment, Hickenlooper said. The negotiations were long and difficult, but they worked, he said. "There is a grudging respect from both sides that this is the way to create progress," he said. Gerard questioned the need for regulations because the industry doesn't want to leak methane, it wants to sell it. Oilfield methane pollution has declined by 75 percent since 2005 without regulation, he said. Nationwide methane rules proposed by the federal government are unnecessary, Gerard said, and if the gas is regulated, it should be done by the states, which can tailor the rules to local conditions.

Created: 08/04/2016 Last edited: 11/04/2017