Last updated on: 11/17/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

American Petroleum Institute (API) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The ideal energy source—cheap, plentiful, and pollution-free—may prove unattainable in our lifetime, but that is the ultimate goal. The energy industry is continuing to improve its technologies and practices, to produce and use energy more efficiently and cleanly. A future source may be hydrogen-based.”

“Energy Source, Energy Choices,” American Petroleum Institute website (accessed Nov. 17, 2008)

Description:

“API is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry…

Although our focus is primarily domestic, in recent years our work has expanded to include a growing international dimension, and today API is recognized around the world for its broad range of programs…

We speak for the petroleum industry to the public, Congress and the Executive Branch, state governments and the media. We negotiate with regulatory agencies, represent the industry in legal proceedings, participate in coalitions and work in partnership with other associations to achieve our members’ public policy goals.”

“About API,” American Petroleum Institute website (accessed Nov. 17, 2008)

Mission:

“API’s mission is to influence public policy in support of a strong, viable U.S. oil and natural gas industry essential to meet the energy needs of consumers in an efficient, environmentally responsible manner.”

“Mission,” American Petroleum Institute website (accessed Nov. 17, 2008)

Other:
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