American Petroleum Institute Opens up Colorado Office for Oil and Gas Issues

Tracee Bentley will leave her position as legislative director and senior advisor on energy and agricultural issues for Governor Hickenlooper on March 2, 2015 to start a Colorado chapter of the American Petroleum Institute (API), Cathy Proctor reported in the Denver Business Journal.

Based in Washington D.C, API is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. The new Colorado chapter is going focus on Colorado’s energy priorities, which include hydraulic fracturing and infrastructure. “Colorado is at the forefront of American’s energy renaissance,” said Jack Gerard, API’s president and CEO. “The right energy policies are essential to maintain strong economic growth, which energy development is generating across the state.”

Gerard feels that Bentley is ideally positioned to lead the advocacy group in Colorado, helping the state move forward now and in the future.  Bentley stated for the Denver Business Journal, “With smart, pro-energy policies, we can create thousands of good-paying jobs, send more revenue to the government to help support our schools, and make Colorado and America more energy secure,” Read the full article at- http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/earth_to_power/2015/01/american-petroleum-institute-opens-up-colorado.html

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