Issues facing future API head

K street sign, in a reference to the lobbying hub in D.C.
K Street sign in Washington, D.C., where many lobbying outfits reside. Photo By Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call

Keeping President Trump focused, climate change and infrastructure priorities are some of the issues that will face the next president of the American Petroleum Institute, now that longtime API head Jack Gerard said yesterday that he's departing in August.

Why it matters: API is the industry’s most prominent and influential trade group, with over 600 members representing companies across the oil-and-gas sector. It seeks to shape regulations and policies from multiple agencies, in addition to lower-profile work such as setting technical standards.