Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
InfluenceMap Query
Climate Science Stance
Data Source
CEO Messaging

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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 fully supporting IPPC need for drastic action

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Not clearly supporting GHG emissions reductions (In response to the Obama administration's aim to cut methane emissions by 40-45 percentage from 2012 levels in the next ten years. The American Petroleum Institute, President Jack Gerard stated, January 2015)

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"Methane emissions have fallen thanks to industry leadership and investment in new technologies. And even with that knowledge, the White House has singled out oil and natural gas for regulation."

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


Not supporting IPCC need for drastic action

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Evidence suggests supporting inaction on climate change and an energy pathway in contradiction of IPCC recommendations (President Jack Gerard, remarks at press conference on energy priorities for 2016 and beyond, August 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 [...] 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. [...] Unfortunately, there are some in our society who remain mired in our nation’s decades-long energy scarcity past. [...]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. [...]

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


Not fully supporting IPCC need for drastic action

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Placing emphasis on technological feasibility and economic viability of emissions reductions as opposed to IPCC demanded response. Evidence suggests supporting less ambitious response to climate change (API CEO Jack Gerard, EENews, September 2017)

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American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard today told reporters that while he takes climate change "seriously," the country needs to address regulatory challenges in order to allow the economy to "really grow and flourish." [...] Gerard pushed for a public debate to weigh the trade-offs between curbing carbon emissions and protecting economic growth. "There should be a transparent, there should be a public debate," he said. "The public needs to know the trade-offs in public policy. What does it mean when you take certain actions? What does it mean when you impose excessive costs on an industry as a result of what we would consider unnecessary regulation?"

Created: 13/11/2017 Last edited: 15/11/2017