In late July, Congress allowed a valuable program that enhances security at chemical facilities across the country to expire. The program is called the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), and its primary mission is to protect chemical facilities from potential terror threats by addressing a wide range of possible vulnerabilities, including cyberattacks.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 19, 2023—American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson issued the following statement in support of the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act introduced by Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Pete Ricketts (R-NE).
Turnarounds—and the time they require—are critical for safe refinery operations and for the longer-term reliability of U.S. fuel production. But with a smaller number of U.S. facilities shouldering market demands, offline facilities can impact market dynamics. Where turnarounds are concerned, though, refineries take every measure possible to limit any potential disruptions to consumers and fuel supplies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) today launched a TV ad highlighting Senator Monty Mason’s decisive vote to keep Virginia aligned with California on the road to banning sales of new gas and diesel cars and trucks.
AFPM launches broadcast, cable TV campaign spotlighting Virginia’s adoption of California vehicle mandates
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) today launched the first TV ad in its issue campaign to raise awareness and build support for repealing the 2021 law that requires Virginia to enact California’s electric vehicle mandates and bans on sales of new internal combustion engine vehicles.
You may have seen that AFPM is shining a spotlight on the Commonwealth of Virginia and its unlikely tie to California’s looming ban on gasoline and diesel vehicles. Allow us to explain why, and also to lay out the current state of vehicle mandates and bans in Virginia.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2023—American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Senior Director of Fuels & Vehicle Policy Patrick Kelly today testified before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration against its proposal on two vehicle groups that serves as a de facto ban on internal combustion engine vehicles.
AFPM applauds House passage of H.R. 1435 to protect consumers from higher costs of California vehicle bans
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson today applauded the bipartisan passage of H.R. 1435, the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, from the House of Representatives. Chet testified before the House Energy & Commerce Committee in favor of H.R. 1435 earlier this summer.
Pyrolysis oil allows petrochemical manufacturers and recyclers to reduce the need for virgin petroleum-based feedstocks. Our industries cannot reap the benefits of advanced recycling without being able to take advantage of the substance’s broad uses, especially as a feedstock to make building blocks for new plastics.