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  1. More discussion of energy needed in 2016 elections, API’s Gerard says

    American Petroleum Institute Pres. Jack N. Gerard expressed hope that more US political candidates—from Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump on down—would mention energy more prominently in their 2016 election campaigns because it has contributed so much to the US economic recovery since the end of 2008. Voters have consistently identified energy and economic growth as their main concerns this year in surveys, Gerard told reporters during a Sept. 26 teleconference hours before the two leading presidential nominees’ first debate. “We believe you can’t have a conversation about any election topic without including energy and, in particular, oil and gas because of its significantly lower prices,” he said. “Many of the income equality and poverty questions are being addressed by lower energy costs,” Gerard said. “If President Obama’s campaign message in 2008 was ‘Yes, We Can,’ the oil and gas industry’s in 2016 is ‘Yes, We Did.’” There’s a growing recognition now that energy is a key part of the US economy, although issues vary across the country from production in some areas to transportation in others and consumption elsewhere, he said. “This election is a good time to discuss the various visions,” Gerard said. “There’s an opportunity to recognize differences between professional agitators and people who genuinely want to help run the country.” Referring to the US Departments of Interior, Justice, and the Army joint action to withdraw an issued permit for the proposed Dakota Access crude oil pipeline in response to growing protests by Indian tribes and other groups hours after a federal judge in Washington rejected a request that the permit be stayed ( OGJ Online, Sept. 12, 2016 ), the API leader saw a potentially disturbing precedent for candidates to consider. “It’s important that a project is allowed to go forward when the government has approved it and a court upholds that approval,” Gerard said. “Otherwise, there’s a chilling effect when companies grow uncertain that government decisions might be reversed arbitrarily.” Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com .

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  2. Senate approves 2016 Water Resources Development Act

    The US Senate passed the 2016 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by 95 to 3 votes. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced the measure on Apr. 25. The American Petroleum Institute applauded the Senate’s Sept. 15 bipartisan action.

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    Fri, 16 Sep 2016

  3. API: US August petroleum demand decreased slightly from July

    According to data from the American Petroleum Institute , total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of petroleum demand, moved up 1.6% in August from the same period last year to average 20.1 million b/d. These were the highest August deliveries since 2007.

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  4. EIA: US crude inventories fall 6.2 million bbl

    US commercial crude oil inventories, excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, fell 6.2 million bbl during the week ended Sept. 16 compared with the previous week’s average, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s Petroleum Status Report.

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  1. RINs program within RFS created opportunities for fraud, report says

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  2. EIA: US crude stockpiles dropped slightly last week

    US commercial crude oil inventories, excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, declined 600,000 bbl during the week ended Sept. 9 from the previous week’s total, the US Energy Information Administration reported.

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    Wed, 14 Sep 2016

  3. Energy News: OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet but big changes in energy, pollution

    Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the U.S. has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency, slicing the nation's output of polluting gases that are warming Earth.

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    Tue, 6 Sep 2016

  4. U.S. underwent quiet energy change during Obama tenure

    There are now more than three solar power jobs in the U.S. for every job mining coal

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    Fri, 9 Sep 2016

  5. House panel asks whether new EPA methane emissions rules are needed

    A US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was divided along party lines over whether the Environmental Protection Agency’s new oil and gas methane emissions rules are clearly necessary or simply a solution in search of a problem. Witnesses also offered conflicting assessments at the ...

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

  6. Agencies troubled over halted work on part of Dakota Access pipeline

    The Obama administration’s withdrawal of a permit for construction of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline when work was already under way is both unprecedented and deeply troubling, the presidents of the American Petroleum Institute and North America’s Building Trades Unions said.

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    Tue, 13 Sep 2016

  7. API petitions federal court to review EPA oil, gas emissions rule

    The American Petroleum Institute has sued the US Environmental Protection Agency, challenging the agency’s final rule that imposes emissions limits for new, reconstructed, and modified oil and gas sources. The Aug. 2 petition to the US Appeals Court for the District of Columbia seeks a judicial ...

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    Wed, 3 Aug 2016

  8. Hilary Moffett joins API as director of federal relations

    Hilary Moffett has joined the American Petroleum Institute as a director of federal relations, where she will handle energy and environmental priorities.

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    Wed, 17 Aug 2016

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