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07/21/2017

Safe Seismic Testing is Key to Atlantic Energy Development

Comments related to seismic surveys in the Atlantic that API and two other associations will submit to federal officials stress a number of important points about the underwater tests used to establish the size and location of oil and natural gas reserves -- including the strategic importance of U.S. offshore energy and the demonstrated safety of seismic surveying.

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07/20/2017

Opposing offshore energy development hurts North Carolina workers, consumers, and businesses

RALEIGH, July 20, 2017 – North Carolina Petroleum Council Executive Director David McGowan issued the following statement in response to Governor Cooper’s announcement today opposing offshore energy development and the benefits it would bring to North Carolina consumers and businesses.

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07/06/2017

Fix the Russian Sanctions Legislation

Sanctions are a valuable tool of American foreign policy, but U.S. Senate legislation intended to increase sanctions against Russia could harm the competitiveness of a range of U.S. energy companies working around the world, posing risks to U.S. jobs, the economy and individual Americans – and possibly benefiting Russian interests. The House of Representatives should make critical modifications to avoid these unintended consequences while strengthening the package to advance U.S. interests.

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06/29/2017

Opening a New Era for U.S. Offshore Energy

The Trump administration is taking the first step to more fully harness the United States’ offshore oil and natural gas wealth, beginning work on a new five-year offshore leasing plan – the federal blueprint for future offshore development. It’s great news for America’s future energy security, for consumers and our economy.

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06/29/2017

API welcomes President Trump's commitment to U.S. energy leadership

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed President Trump’s commitment to U.S. energy leadership during today’s remarks at the Department of Energy, including taking the first step in developing a new five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program. 

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05/16/2017

Advancing Safe Offshore Development

Last month’s presidential executive order aimed at increasing access to U.S. offshore natural gas and oil reserves is starting to bear fruit with two important developments from the Interior Department, which oversees access to federal offshore and onshore resources. … Both are welcome developments. America’s future energy security largely depends on safe development of offshore energy. Increasing access to offshore natural gas is critically important with 94 percent of federal offshore acreage currently off limits.

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05/10/2017

API welcomes the withdrawal of harmful new Jones Act rulings

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 – Today API welcomed Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) decision to withdraw its proposed changes to the agency’s interpretation of the Jones Act as it applies to vessels in offshore oil and natural gas activity, a change that could have had widespread negative impacts on American jobs.

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05/01/2017

Expanding Offshore Access is Key to U.S. Energy Security

Last week’s presidential executive order embracing increased access to America’s offshore natural gas and oil reserves jumpstarts an important conversation about the needed, positive steps to make the United States’ energy future more secure. With 94 percent of federal offshore acreage currently off limits to development, there are more questions about that future than if safe offshore access was the rule instead of the exception to the rule. The president’s order begins the process of changing the offshore equation. API Upstream Group Director Erik Milito talked about the offshore executive order and the need to build on it during a conference call with reporters

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04/28/2017

Florida Petroleum Council: Offshore energy executive action will bring jobs, economic growth to Florida

TALLAHASSEE, April 28, 2017 – Florida Petroleum Council Executive Director David Mica today welcomed the Trump administration’s executive action to advance offshore domestic energy production, bringing jobs and economic growth to the state.

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04/28/2017

Virginia Petroleum Council: Offshore energy executive action will bring jobs, economic growth to Virginia

RICHMOND, April 28, 2017 – Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Miles Morin today welcomed the Trump administration’s executive action to advance offshore domestic energy production, bringing jobs and economic growth to the state.

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