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American Petroleum Institute (API)

API is the major national trade association representing the entire petroleum industry: exploration and production, transportation, refining, and marketing. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and petroleum councils in 33 states, it is a forum for all parts of the oil and natural gas industry to pursue priority public policy objectives and advance the interests of the industry in a legally appropriate manner.
Address: 1220 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Contact: 202-682-8590

Recent Articles

AOPL, API Join Forces to Improve Safety of Liquid Pipelines
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Organizations representing liquid pipeline operators launch joint effort to enhance safety performance.
BOEM Completes Environmental Review for Activities Offshore Atlantic
Thursday, February 27, 2014 BOEM publishes a final environmental review of geological and geophysical survey activities off the Mid- and South Atlantic Coast.
API, IPAA See Flaws in Tax Reform Draft
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 The discussion draft for proposed US tax reform could hinder job creation and the US energy and manufacturing sectors, say oil and gas industry group officials.
API's Gerard Unveils its 2014 Energy Vision for the Industry to Grow
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 API's Gerard outlines the organization's wish list in his annual address.
US Congress Approves Boundary Agreement with Mexico
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 US Congress approves as part of its budget deal an agreement to allow energy development on the US-Mexico maritime border.
Report: Significant Economic Benefits Seen from Atlantic Oil, Gas Devt
Thursday, December 05, 2013 Opening US Atlantic waters to oil and gas exploration could create significant economic benefits that will be felt throughout the United States, according to a recent report.
API: Public Policy Can Change Energy Costs
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Energy costs have been down overall, but commonsense public policy changes can help put further downward pressure on costs to help American families, API Chief Economist John Felmy says.
API Waves Goodbye to Cazalot, Says Hello to Chazen
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 As Clarence Cazalot prepares for his departure from Marathon Oil Company and API, the national trade association elects Occidental Petroleum's Chazen as Next Chairman.
API Poll: Congress Can Solve Budget Issues Without Punitive Energy Taxes
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Americans believe higher taxes on the oil and gas industry could drive up US consumer energy costs and negatively impact growth in jobs and production, a new API poll finds.
Study: Delaying IDC Recovery to Result in US Production, Job Loss
Thursday, July 11, 2013 Repealing the current tax deduction for intangible drilling costs would negatively impact US oil and gas production and economic growth, according to API.
API All Smiles over Ending SEC's Anti-Competitive Disclosure Rule
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 API welcomes a decision by the US District Court for the District of Columbia that will stop SEC's implementation of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
API: Comment Period Extension for Fracking Regulations Justified
Thursday, June 06, 2013 BLM's decision to extend the comment period for the latest version of proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations for federal and Indian lands is warranted, says API.
Industry Groups See Montana Lawsuit as Counterproductive
Friday, May 24, 2013 Energy industry groups call a lawsuit filed to stop Montana oil and gas leasing counterproductive.
Five US States Help Boost US Oil Production
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Five US states besides Texas and North Dakota make a significant contribution to the growth in US oil production.
California Postpones Oil, Gas Lease Auctions
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Due to recent events, BLM has delayed oil and natural gas leasing in California.
API: Investment in US Shale Drilling Up in 2011
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 An estimated $65.5 billion was invested drilling an estimated 10,173 US shale oil and natural gas wells in 2011, according to API's 2011 Joint Association Survey on Drilling Costs.
Task Force Unveils Oil, Gas Road Safety, Management Recommendations
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 API and two US trucking associations issue recommendations for road safety and traffic management to address growing traffic in US shale plays.
Senate Confirms Sally Jewell as U.S. Interior Secretary
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 The Senate approves the nomination of Sally Jewell to head the US Interior Department, giving Obama an easy win in his first effort to appoint new leaders at his energy and environmental agencies.
API: TV Ads Show Americans Don't Support Higher Industry Taxes
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 New TV ads show Americans don't support higher taxes on the oil and natural gas industry, API Executive Vice President Marty Durbin says.