Modernizing NEPA Allows Oil & Gas Industry to Build, Deliver, and Grow American Energy

WASHINGTON – The American Exploration and Production Council (AXPC) announced today its support for the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality’s final rule titled “Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act,” which will increase the efficiency of the federal permitting process and reduce the time that it takes […]

EPA’s proposed ozone standard protects public health, without imposing unnecessary costs on American jobs or the economy

WASHINGTON –   Today, the American Exploration and Production Council released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would retain a national limit of 70 parts per billion (ppb) ozone standard under the Clean Air Act, the standard set […]

Legal and Regulatory Certainty is Vital to Our Ability to Build Energy Infrastructure, Especially for Pipelines that Deliver Oil and Natural Gas

WASHINGTON  – As a District Court ruled to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline and Dominion Energy and Duke Energy faced additional permitting hurdles and decided to cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, US independent producers of oil and natural gas underscored how legal and regulatory certainty is vital to our ability to build energy infrastructure. […]

American Oil & Gas is Vital to Economic Recovery, Environmental Progress, National Security

American Oil & Gas is Vital to Economic Recovery, Environmental Progress, National Security AXPC Congressional Letters Underscore COVID-19’s Effects on the Oil & Gas Industry WASHINGTON – Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American oil and gas industry is experiencing virtually unprecedented demand decline coupled with serious supply disruption – a combination that has undermined […]

Pipelines Deliver Access to Natural Gas in a Safe and Environmentally Protective Way

Pipelines Deliver Access to Natural Gas in a Safe and Environmentally Protective Way Supreme Court Decision is a Victory for Gas Infrastructure WASHINGTON  – As the Supreme Court released its decision to uphold a key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), the American Exploration and Production Council (AXPC) underscored how access to affordable, clean […]

EPA’s Proposed Reforms Help Avoid Rules that Could Hurt American Workers, Businesses & Our Economy

WASHINGTON – The proposal signed by Administrator Wheeler today is an important step toward bringing objectivity and public participation in the rulemaking process. “Through Administrator Wheeler’s proposal, EPA must now be consistent and transparent with the data and analysis used to justify decisions in its rulemaking efforts.  These reforms help to avoid federal rules that […]

China Can Meet Phase One Trade Commitments with US LNG

New long-term LNG contracts creates thousands of US jobs within months WASHINGTON – To help stabilize and grow US oil and gas sector employment quickly, the American Exploration and Production Council and LNG Allies (The US LNG Association) sent President Trump a letter encouraging the Administration to seek a mutual understanding with the Chinese government […]

US Independents Thank American Leaders for Maintaining Pressure on Saudi Arabia & Russia to Curb Oil Production Amidst COVID-19

WASHINGTON – April 9, 2020  –  Anne Bradbury, AXPC CEO, released the following statement with regard to reports that OPEC and Russia agreed to cut production during the COVID-19 pandemic: “US independent producers want to thank President Trump, the Administration, and Members of Congress who support American energy independence for maintaining pressure on the international players that […]

U.S. Independent Producers are Responding to the Market, Leading the Way in Production Cuts

WASHINGTON – April 8, 2020  –  U.S. independent producers of oil and gas are taking action and responding to the markets to protect their businesses, their workers and their communities, amidst the supply/demand crisis the U.S. shale industry is facing. Data from IHS Markit shows that U.S. independents combine to produce about 83 percent of […]