Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
InfluenceMap Query
Renewable Energy Legislation
Data Source
Media Reports

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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 supporting renewable energy legislation

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Not supporting the renewable fuel standard (Hydrocarbon Engineering, August 2017)

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The American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued a statement announcing its disappointment with the US Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit’s decision not to uphold the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to exercise its waiver to lower the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligations for 2014 through 2016. API Downstream Group Director, Frank Macchiarola, said: “EPA’s waiver was necessary to protect consumers from an outdated mandate that attempts to force the use of ethanol beyond the limits that the vehicle fleet and refuelling infrastructure were designed to handle. “Today’s decision reaffirms the need for Congress to revisit and significantly reform the broken RFS programme. The outdated goals of the ethanol mandate have led to implementation challenges for EPA and the refining industry.”

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


Opposing US RFS

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Has launched advertising campaign, opposing US Renewable Fuel Standards (Houston Chronicle, September 2018)

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The oil industry's largest lobbying group has launched a campaign attacking E-15, a a lower-cost fuel with a higher concentration of ethanol that could expand under a deal being considered by President Donald Trump. Starting tomorrow, the American Petroleum Institute will run an ad on television and online warning Americans that E-15 could damage their car engines, claiming 3 out of 4 automobiles are not designed to use the fuel.

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