David Miller

API President & CEO, Jack Gerard

Most in the energy business know the American Petroleum Institute as a Washington DC-based oil and natural gas industry lobby, but some may be surprised to learn the organization’s first initiatives were the creation of an authoritative statistics program and an industry standardization drive. Keep reading →


The debate surrounding the use of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling as part of oil and natural gas development has certainly reached the national stage, but the American Petroleum Institute – the industry lobby – has not lost sight of stakeholders at the state level.

The group is holding a series of workshops in various cities throughout the country designed to educate interested parties about how API creates industry standards and guidance. When followed by drillers and contractors, those practices are intended to ensure safety and responsible environmental stewardship. Breaking Energy attended one of these workshops earlier this month in the New York the state capital of Albany. Keep reading →


With the news today that Solyndra executives plan to plead the fifth and stay silent during hearing on the company’s fall to bankruptcy, speculations ran wild on what exactly they might be hiding.

In a move intended perhaps to subdue the uproar, Solyndra issued an official statement this afternoon. Keep reading →