API: Report on ‘idle leases’ whitewashes government inaction

Erik Milito, API's upstream director, this week called on the administration to abandon its policies “to defer, delay and deny access to domestic resources of oil and natural gas.” In a statement to reporters, Milito refuted a report by the Interior Department that U.S. oil and natural gas companies are sitting on oil leases granted by the government, … [Read more...]

API response to Deepwater Horizon report: ‘We’ve made progress to improve safety’

Editor's Note:  The following is a statement issued today by the The American Petroleum Institute in response to the National Commission on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Final Report released earlier today. WASHINGTON, January 11, 2011 — The American Petroleum Institute said today that the industry has already taken significant action to further … [Read more...]