API President Mike Sommers expressed his willingness to work with the incoming Biden administration during his annual State of the American Energy address on Jan. 13, listing areas, like methane regulation, where he believes there can be common ground.

At the same time, areas such as access to federal lands and waters could be contentious.

“We know that there are going to be issue areas where we’re going to disagree,” he said during a Q&A session following his presentation. “We’re going to work with the Biden administration when we can but we’re going to oppose them when we must.”

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