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Energy Today – June 21, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted June 21, 2013

Study: Tier 3 Sulfur Rule Would Do Little to Improve Air Quality - http://bit.ly/19YBiXp

Although the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Tier 3 gasoline sulfur rule could cost billions, a new study from ENVIRON International Corporation found that it would do very little to reduce fine particulates and improve air quality, API Director for Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman told reporters yesterday.

EPA Acknowledges Pavillion Study Deficiencieshttp://bit.ly/14OceP1

After two years of study in Pavillion, Wyoming, the EPA has yet to demonstrate any evidence of hydraulic fracturing linked to groundwater contamination. This echoes former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s comments from 2011 that “there is no proven case where the fracking process itself has affected water.”

API Welcomes Bipartisan Senate Proposal to End Unworkable Biofuels Mandate - http://bit.ly/19YB6ay

Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) have lead efforts in the Senate to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard – co-sponsoring a proposal to end the RFS. “The ever increasing biofuels mandate is a looming national crisis,” API’s Jack Gerard said. “Unless we put an immediate end to this outdated, detrimental policy, the mandate could put consumers in harm’s way and disrupt the nation’s fuel supply.”

Settlement Filed in Gulf of Mexico Seismic Surveying Litigationhttp://bit.ly/11RdVpy

Modern offshore oil and natural gas exploration requires the use of seismic surveys to feasibly and accurately prospect for reserves. The oil and natural gas industry uses a number of robust mitigation measures to further reduce the negligible risk of harm to marine mammals, and in a legal settlement this week, will continue these even when not legally required.

May Petroleum Demand Down 1.1 Percenthttp://bit.ly/14n7IoA

API’s Chief Economist John Felmy: “The economy continues to show signs of modest growth, but there are still some yellow flags out there. Despite some gains in employment and retail sales last month, demand for oil and gasoline did not keep pace.”

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Study: Tier 3 Sulfur Rule Would Do Little to Improve Air Quality - http://bit.ly/19YBiXp

Although the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Tier 3 gasoline sulfur rule could cost billions, a new study from ENVIRON International Corporation found that it would do very little to reduce fine particulates and improve air quality, API Director for Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman told reporters yesterday.

EPA Acknowledges Pavillion Study Deficiencieshttp://bit.ly/14OceP1

After two years of study in Pavillion, Wyoming, the EPA has yet to demonstrate any evidence of hydraulic fracturing linked to groundwater contamination. This echoes former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s comments from 2011 that “there is no proven case where the fracking process itself has affected water.”

API Welcomes Bipartisan Senate Proposal to End Unworkable Biofuels Mandate - http://bit.ly/19YB6ay

Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) have lead efforts in the Senate to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard – co-sponsoring a proposal to end the RFS. “The ever increasing biofuels mandate is a looming national crisis,” API’s Jack Gerard said. “Unless we put an immediate end to this outdated, detrimental policy, the mandate could put consumers in harm’s way and disrupt the nation’s fuel supply.”

Settlement Filed in Gulf of Mexico Seismic Surveying Litigationhttp://bit.ly/11RdVpy

Modern offshore oil and natural gas exploration requires the use of seismic surveys to feasibly and accurately prospect for reserves. The oil and natural gas industry uses a number of robust mitigation measures to further reduce the negligible risk of harm to marine mammals, and in a legal settlement this week, will continue these even when not legally required.

May Petroleum Demand Down 1.1 Percenthttp://bit.ly/14n7IoA

API’s Chief Economist John Felmy: “The economy continues to show signs of modest growth, but there are still some yellow flags out there. Despite some gains in employment and retail sales last month, demand for oil and gasoline did not keep pace.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.