WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chet Thompson, President and CEO of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, today released the following statement upon the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

“We congratulate Administrator Wheeler on his confirmation and are encouraged by the impressive experience he brings to the position. We look forward to continuing to work with him and EPA staff on issues critical to U.S. refiners and petrochemical producers, and the industries and consumers who depend on our products.”