Public policy & media

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Media Contacts

John Stoody
Vice President, Government & Public Relations
Direct: 202.292.4509
Mobile: 202.957.3554
Email: jstoody@aopl.org
Andy Black
President & CEO
Office: 202.292.4500
Email: ablack@aopl.org

AOPL Press Releases

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) lamented the Biden administration's first day action to block thousands of new jobs and deprive those workers of billions of dollars in payroll salary. The losses are a result of President Biden's expected revocation of the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, currently under construction between Alberta, Canada and Nebraska.

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) welcomed Congressional approval of legislation to reauthorize federal pipeline safety laws. The Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2020 authorizes federal pipeline safety law through September 30, 2023, and was included in the year-end omnibus appropriations and COVID relief bill.

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released the following statement regarding today's action by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to establish a new index level to calculate annual changes for interstate oil pipeline rate ceilings for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) welcomed news the President has approved Presidential permits for energy pipeline crossings of the borders between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico. AOPL urges the President to approve the additional remaining permits awaiting his signature.

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) applauded the Supreme Court's unanimous order allowing pipeline construction projects across the nation to resume use of the Nationwide Permit program for projects with minimal environmental impacts. While the Supreme Court's action does not extend to Keystone XL, the focus of the original lawsuit, thousands of American workers can now go back to work on other projects supplying good-paying energy infrastructure jobs.