American Petroleum Institute News

Minnesota AG Sues Exxon, Koch and API over Climate Change ‘Deceptions’

The state of Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against the American Petroleum Institute, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Koch Industries for what it called a decades-long campaign to deceive the public about climate change. The lawsuit is the latest in a …

EPA Wants to Rescind Obama Chemical Plant Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took steps on Thursday to roll back and delay Obama-era rules aimed at improving safety at chemical plants, which had come in response to a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that killed …

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Silica Exposure Protections; Industries Vow to Overturn

Capping a decades-long effort, U.S. workplace regulators on Thursday announced a final rule to boost protections against occupational exposure to crystalline silica, a carcinogenic dust ubiquitous in construction, foundries and fracking. Some industry groups have vowed to fight it in …

California Gas Leak Follows Years of Lax Regulation of Aging Storage Wells

Long before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, Calif., utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co., warned …

Environmental Groups Sue, Charge Oil Train Safety Rules Inadequate

Seven environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging safety rules issued earlier this month for trains carrying oil, arguing the regulations are too weak to protect the public. The groups, including the Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity, …

Oil Industry Goes to Court to Block Oil Train Safety Rules

A U.S. oil industry group has launched a legal challenge to federal rules aimed at tightening safety standards in oil-by-train transport, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The American Petroleum Institute on Monday petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals …

Oil, Railroad Industries Oppose New Federal Oil Train Safety Rules

Proposed federal rules to make hauling crude oil by rail safer and avoid fiery wrecks would drive up costs and put the U.S. energy revival at risk, the head of an oil industry trade group said today. The American Petroleum …

Oil, Rail Firms Propose Phasing Out Old Tank Cars

The oil industry and the railroads that haul its crude have offered U.S. regulators a joint plan to phase out a type of older tank car tied to a spate of fiery accidents, according to two people familiar with the …

Oil Industry Releases Fracking Standards for Local Communities

An oil industry lobbying group this week unveiled voluntary standards aimed at tamping down concerns about the oil and gas production process known as horizontal drilling, or fracking, in communities around the United States. The American Petroleum Institute said it …