Even API is cutting back

Energy industry cuts have been pretty rough this year and many expect it to get worse. But when the industry’s top advocate, the American Petroleum Institute has to cut back, that’s getting scary:

“The American Petroleum Institute said about 40 employees would be departing as part of a restructuring designed to focus more attention on the oil group’s grassroots lobbying efforts,” according to E2Wire.
The staff reductions affect approximately 15 percent of API’s total workforce and complete a re-organization new President and CEO Jack Gerard instituted after he arrived.
Previously, API had announced that four senior vice presidents would leave the group, including its longtime chief lobbyist, Jim Ford. Ford has been replaced with Martin Durbin, who worked alongside Gerard at the American Chemistry Council.