Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
InfluenceMap Query
Transparency on Legislation
Data Source
Main Web Site
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.0

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.

 

Disclosure difficult to access

InfluenceMap Comment:

API has multiple disclosures on policy, which vary in detail and are hosted on different webpage. The group lacks, however, one page or disclosure which describes their positions/engagements (Corporate website, 2020)

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Created: 28/01/2020 Last edited: 28/01/2020

 

Limited transparency about climate change policies

InfluenceMap Comment:

API has multiple pages on which it discloses policy however lacks a singular page which details API's engagements/positions. The page quote below is the 'Policy priorities' page, on which API has disclosed its position on broad policy areas, without giving details of its engagement with specific climate policies. This page, however, had the most detail and therefore has been used as the main evidence piece. In addition, API has a list of API Climate Policy Principes, which lists broad positions without any mention of specific policies or engagements, as well as a page which states API's position on the RFS. Both have been attached as evidence pieces. There are also pages on taxes, exploration & production, fracking etc. which have broad positions on the relevant area but again don't describe engagement with specific policies. These can be found through the 'News, Policy and Issues' tab. ('Policy Priorities', Corporate website, Jan 2020 + various webpages, the links to which are attached)

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Policy Priorities To Continue U.S. Energy Progress Natural gas and oil power America’s 21st-century economy, strengthen our nation’s security and support U.S. global leadership in reducing greenhouse gases. Expand U.S. Energy Infrastructure Support American Energy Development Remove U.S. Trade Barriers and Open Global Markets Level the Playing Field for Transportation Adopt Climate Solutions Unlock Innovation and Cultivate Partnerships For example, modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) maze of permitting rules is necessary to the sustainable development of the nation’s vast energy resources. […[ The federal government should expand offshore natural gas and oil leasing opportunities to promote continued domestic production since offshore natural gas and oil reserves can take over 10 years to develop and will help to secure our country’s long-term security.  […] Consumer-friendly transportation policies require a free-market approach to ensure a level-playing field for all Americans. Government mandates and subsidies harm consumers by unfairly disrupting market decisions. For example, biofuel mandates distort the marketplace to use products that can damage vehicles, while electric vehicle (EV) tax credits subsidize upper-income households purchasing luxury vehicles at the expense of taxpayers. […] Electric vehicles can and should coexist with internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV) on our roadways in a vibrant, free market. However, subsidies for EV purchases disproportionately advantage upper-income households, and many federal and state transportation policies exempt EV owners from paying their fair share for road maintenance and repair. […] Fuel policies should safeguard consumers against unfair subsidies and mandates that do not harm all U.S. consumers.[…] Api engages on climate policy from a principled approach and supports bipartisan legislation to incentivize research and development of ccus, including the use it act (s. 383) And the leading act (s. 1685) [...]  The natural gas and oil industry’s continued advancement of engineering technologies over time, such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, benefit the nation’s economic strength and energy security. [...] 

Created: 28/01/2020 Last edited: 28/01/2020

 

Limited transparency about climate change policies

InfluenceMap Comment:

Do not appear to have disclosed positions on most strands of climate change regulation (Corporate Website, May 2015)

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Created: 21/05/2015 Last edited: 28/01/2020