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2012-01-25 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) today changed its name to the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) at an event where speakers said U.S. petroleum refiners and petrochemical manufacturers can create jobs, strengthen America's economic and national security, and continue serving consumers for many decades. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/MM41823LOGO) "This trade...

2012-01-24 21:52:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles T. Drevna, president of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (previously the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union Address Tuesday night: "We've always advocated for increased domestic energy production and increased domestic manufacturing of fuels and petrochemicals to serve the American people. Our members have been...

2012-01-20 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, American Petroleum Institute and Western States Petroleum Association jointly filed a petition today requesting that the Environmental Protection Agency waive the 2011 cellulosic biofuel volume mandate in its entirety, because it appears no cellulosic biofuel was actually produced last year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) The petition notes that EPA's...

2012-01-18 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Petrochemical & Refiners Association President Charles T. Drevna today issued the following statement after the announcement that the Obama administration has rejected a construction permit for the Keystone XL pipeline: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) "President Obama has given in to political pressure from extremist opponents of fossil fuels and turned his back on American consumers who...

2012-01-10 19:52:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Petrochemical & Refiners Association President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement responding to a proposal made Tuesday by Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire to levy a $1.50 fee on each barrel of oil refined in the state for transportation purposes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO ) "Raising hidden taxes on the gasoline and diesel fuel that the people of...

2011-12-29 14:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Petrochemical & Refiners Association President Charles T. Drevna welcomed a U.S. District Court decision today that upheld the claim of NPRA and other organizations that California's low-carbon fuel standards are invalid because they violate the Interstate Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) Drevna said: "Today's decision is a victory for the millions of...

2011-12-07 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Petrochemical & Refiners Association President Charles T. Drevna today announced the hiring of a new general counsel and the promotion of two NPRA senior directors to vice president. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) Drevna said Rich Moskowitz, vice president and regulatory affairs counsel for the American Trucking Associations, will become NPRA general counsel on Dec. 19. NPRA Senior Director for...

2011-11-30 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report that says growing American exports of petroleum fuels may enable the United States to become a net exporter of refined petroleum products this year for the first time since 1949 is good news for our nation, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association President Charles T. Drevna said today. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO</font>) According to...

2011-11-10 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Petrochemical & Refiners Association President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement in response to the State Department's announcement today to delay the Keystone XL pipeline project: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) "The State Department and President Obama's decision to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline will strike a blow against American workers who need jobs, against...

2011-11-07 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Petrochemical & Refiners Association President Charles T. Drevna said today that proposals being considered in Congress to raise taxes on companies that produce oil and natural gas and that manufacture fuels and petrochemicals would hurt the nation and the American people. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO</font>) "These tax increases would hurt American...