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WASHINGTON, February 25, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement from President and CEO Mike Sommers regarding the Senate’s vote to confirm Secretary Granholm to lead the U.S. Department of Energy.

“API looks forward to working with Secretary Granholm, who will take the helm of the Department of Energy at a historic time when the U.S. is the global leader in emissions reductions and energy production. We welcome the secretary’s recognition of the importance of technological advancement and U.S. LNG exports in building on American energy progress and developing global climate solutions to achieve the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. The department’s早期关注研发令人鼓舞,我们致力于与秘书长兼秘书长,进一步推进创新,以及在全国和世界各地的安全和负责任地提供美国能源所需的现代基础设施。“

API代表了美国天然气和石油工业的所有部分,支持超过一百万美国的工作,并被成长的基层衡量数百万美国人。我们的600名成员制作,流程和分销全国的大多数能量,并参与API能量Excellence, which is accelerating environmental and safety progress by fostering new technologies and transparent reporting. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization and has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.