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Governor, industry urge cautious hand in regulating oil and gas

oil and gas moratorium, Boulder County

DENVER (AP) — Collaboration and negotiation allowed Colorado to draw up oil and gas regulations that protect the public and the environment while encouraging a lucrative state industry, the governor and the president of an industry group say. Gov. John Hickenlooper and American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard talked Thursday about regulation, the future of the industry and the possibility ...

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Heitkamp: EPA methane rules harmful to Bakken, industry

Earlier this week the Environmental Protection Agency proposed new standards that would cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by 40 to 45 percent by 2025. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said, “Energy production and clean air through reduced greenhouse gas emissions are not competing ideals, and efforts to reduce emissions don’t have to hurt our energy industry,” ...

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Millions of Jobs, thousands of deaths: How 2016 could be a make or break election season for oil and gas

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has re-launched its “Vote4Energy” campaign for the upcoming 2016 election cycle. Right out of the gate, the national trade association requested Wood Mackenzie to investigate the impact of potential changes to various oil and natural gas-related policies at both a federal and state level. The analytics company went right to work to produce some staggering ...

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Quotebox – In wake of oil train plan, debate between safety and commerce

WASHINGTON – The United States and Canada have a 400-page plan to control oil train dangers that walks a thin line: promote safety without stifling a business that has spurred domestic oil production. As with many such contentious issues, calls by regulators to retrofit oil tank cars, reduce speeds and require new braking systems in the continent’s oil-by-rail business offered ...

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Keystone sails past senate, presidential veto looms


Today, The United States Senate passed the most current Keystone XL pipeline legislation. In a press release, API President and CEO Jack Gerard said the Senate’s strong bipartisan passage of legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline shows Congress can find common ground and follow the will of the American people. Now, it’s the president’s turn to show he’s ready ...

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API announces new Colorado office

The American Petroleum Institute made an announcement today regarding the establishment of its Colorado Petroleum Council. The new office will focus on energy priorities in the state, including hydraulic fracturing, job creation and energy infrastructure. In addition to the announcement of the new Colorado office, API has also hired Tracee Bentley to lead its new office as executive director. Bentley ...

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Trade association leader urges changes to U.S. oil, gas regulations

WASHINGTON — Renewable fuel standards, ozone regulations and a ban on crude oil exports all made sense when they were instituted, but it’s 2015 now and the shale gas boom has so changed the U.S. energy landscape that the old rules are outdated. That was American Petroleum Institute president Jack Gerard’s message Tuesday during his annual “state of energy address” ...

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Jack Gerard, API President and CEO comments on DOT proposal

news conference

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Jack Gerard, API President and CEO, spoke at a press briefing commenting on the DOT proposal for safer, more productive railway transportation of crude oil. During the brief, Gerard brought up the “three-legged stool” approach.  The approach is based from three different aspects: preventing accidents before they occur, mitigating those that do occur, and amplifying emergency ...

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