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Public policy & media

AOPL is here to help journalists set up interviews, find general or specific information about oil, refined products or natural gas liquids pipelines, and discuss current issues impacting the pipeline industry.

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) 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.

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) condemned a decision allowing out of control anti-pipeline litigation to prevent pipeline projects that deliver affordable and reliable energy while putting Americans back to work. Earlier in the day, a federal district court in Washington, DC ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down pending further study of its environmental impacts.

A joint coalition including the American Gas Association (AGA), American Petroleum Institute (API), Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), filed an Emergency Motion with the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals requesting a stay pending appeal in Northern Plains Resource Council v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) praised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision to end further examination of whether to overhaul its approach to reviewing oil pipeline rates charged to customers and what information pipeline companies must submit to FERC each year.