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2020 Dem Debate: 10 Fast Facts About Ohio’s Energy Revolution

Tonight, candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are debating in Ohio, but many support policies that would undermine the very state hosting their debate.

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API Names Dustin Meyer Director of Market Development Group

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2019—API today announced that Dustin Meyer, who previously served as API’s policy advisor on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and other global issues, has been tapped to lead API’s Market Development group, which focuses on sustaining and growing demand for U.S. natural gas resources in America and around the world.

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ICYMI: API’S Mike Sommers Talks U.S. Energy Leadership with Albuquerque NBC-Affiliate

API President and CEO Mike Sommers discussed the many benefits of America’s domestic energy revolution during a weekend interview with Albuquerque, New Mexico-based KOB-TV.

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API and AFPM Joint Statement on the Administration's Changes to U.S. Biofuel Mandate

WASHINGTON, October 4, 2019 — American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson today released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s intent to significantly increase the 2020 U.S. biofuel mandate.

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API Adds Proven Talent to Senior Team

WASHINGTON, October 2, 2019 – API today announced the addition of Shannon DiBari, Rhonda Bentz, and Bianca Domally to the organization’s senior staff. DiBari has joined as Senior Advisor to President and CEO Mike Sommers and Executive Vice President and COO Amanda Eversole, Bentz has joined as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Paid Media, and Domally has joined as Financial Controller. The latest wave of new talent follows API’s announcement last month of Paul Afonso, who joins API as Chief Legal Officer and Vice President.

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API President & CEO Mike Sommers Touts Energy’s $2 Billion Economic Impact on New Mexico Communities

ALBUQUERQUE, October 1, 2019—American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers today met with New Mexico business leaders, school administrators, and local leaders, who highlighted the transformational role of safe and responsible energy development in the Permian basin on the state’s economy and local communities.

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API Supports New Gas and Liquid Pipeline Safety Rule Update for PHMSA

WASHINGTON, October 1, 2019—The American Petroleum Institute (API) released the below statement in support of Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA’s) updated natural gas and liquid pipeline transmission safety regulations.

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API: U.S. Energy Revolution Empowering Economic and Environmental Progress

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today released its Q3 2019 Industry Outlook and August 2019 Monthly Statistical Report, highlighting how America’s domestic energy revolution is empowering economic and environmental progress. The increasing use of clean natural gas for electric power generation has helped drive U.S. carbon emissions to their lowest levels in a generation and lower consumer energy expenditures.

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API names Paul G. Afonso Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute today named Paul G. Afonso as its new vice president and chief legal officer. Afonso is a partner and currently serves as co-practice leader of the energy, utilities and environmental group at Brown Rudnick in Boston.

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