On Wednesday, January 5, the American Petroleum Institute hosted a luncheon/press conference in Washington, DC, to roll out its 2012 “State of American Energy” report. I was among a group of bloggers who were invited to attend as API’s guest. API paid for my travel, lodging and meals; the only condition of this arrangement was disclosure if I should decide to use the API materials or presentation as a source.
I am under no obligation to write anything about the API or the SOAE. Any opinions are mine alone.
[Update 5/5/2012]: I should add that my employer is not a member of the API, although some of the folks I work with are active with the local chapter.