By Triangle Business Journal

The main lobbying group for the oil and gas industry, the American Petroleum Institute, will be running new ads in North Carolina stressing the dangers of taxes on the oil and gas industry.

The group last funded television advertisements in North Carolina that touted deepwater drilling before the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion created a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

API will run a series of 15- and 30-second ads in North Carolina and nine other states in July.

The advertisements will play on popular opposition to taxes, featuring ⿿working Americans⿿ responses to the potential for new taxes on the oil and natural gas industry.⿝

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