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Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin cheers from the podium after the team beat the Green Bay Packers to win the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Oil lobbying group buys Super Bowl ad

The ad was the single most expensive television spot of API’s recent campaign promoting the Keystone XL pipeline and other industry priorities
Enbridge is running advertisements on the role energy plays fueling our daily lives. (Image courtesy Enbridge)

Enbridge aims to burnish image with feel-good ads

Enbridge is aiming to change the national debate about energy — and buff up its own image at the same time — with a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign highlighting how oil and gas fuel our lives.
Halliburton ad

Halliburton goes on airwaves in Colorado (video)

Halliburton Co. is hitting the airwaves in Colorado on Wednesday with a new television ad meant to burnish the image of the Houston-based oilfield service firm and the hydraulic fracturing operations it conducts across the U.S.
Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, speaks at a Houston Chronicle editorial board meeting June 18, 2013.

API launches new election-year campaign (video)

The oil industry’s leading trade group is kicking off a new ad campaign leading into the November elections to tout the economic power of domestic energy production.
Still image from API advertisement.

Oil industry begins running new ad on renewable fuels (video)

The American Petroleum Institute on Monday launched a new round of advertising taking aim at an eight-year-old renewable fuels mandate it wants Congress to repeal.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., takes reporters' questions at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Environmentalists target McCain & Portman on EPA vote (video)

The Sierra Club on Wednesday became the latest group to take to the airwaves with a campaign aimed at convincing some Republicans to confirm Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency — or at least not stand in her way. The aggressive push comes ahead of a possible Senate debate as soon as next week on the nomination.
A photo of a proposed wilderness area in Southern Utah. Anadarko Petroleum Company's plan to drill new natural gas wells in an area of the Uintah basin has been praised by some environmentalists for its incorporation of feedback from concerned parties. (Ray Bloxham/Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance)

Poll: Environment beats drilling for voters in Western states

Westerners are more concerned about preserving public land than drilling on it, according to a new poll that bucks the conventional wisdom about the public’s view of energy development in the region.
Marty Durbin, executive vice president of the American Petroleum Institute, speaks to a reporter during a rally supporting hydraulic fracturing at the Corning Preserve in Albany, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union)

Nat gas group to launch new ad campaign on energy use

America’s Natural Gas Alliance is going back on the airwaves next week with a consumer-driven campaign that challenges viewers to think about their own energy use. Marty Durbin, the group’s new president and CEO, said the campaign aims to get people to think about their energy choices and the role natural gas plays as a fuel for the U.S.

API mounts new campaign against oil industry taxes (video)

The oil and gas industry’s biggest trade group is launching two new commercials, billed as “unscripted,” man-on-the-street style interviews with real people who argue that average Americans will be negatively impacted by higher taxes on the oil industry. Watch the commercials here.
A sign marks the entrance of the secluded Exxon Mobil corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP file photo/LM Otero)

Exxon Mobil veep: ‘It’s not easy being us’

Apparently, it’s lonely at the top. “It’s not easy being us,” said Exxon Mobil’s top lobbyist today after he was asked about a critical ad campaign and a push to strip universities of their fossil fuel investments.