American Petroleum Institute (API)

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. APIís more than 650 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nationís energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 30 million Americans. API is also responsible for certification, standards, statistics, training, events, and safety programs for the international oil and natural gas industry.
Address: 1220 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Contact: 202.682.8000

Recent Articles

API: Obama Catering to Activists with Oil Tax Proposal
Monday, February 08, 2016 Oil and gas trade association criticizes recent White House proposal, says new tax on oil would be a "head in the sand" movement.
Industry Groups Say Proposed Flaring Rules are Costly, Unnecessary
Friday, January 22, 2016 Industry groups say they support reducing methane emissions, but see BLM's proposed update of gas flaring rules on federal lands as duplicative and unjustified.
API: Science, Real-World Results Should Guide Obama Policy Choices in 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 President Obama should look to science and real-world proven results, not ideology, to shape his energy policy choices during his last year in office.
API: US Energy Renaissance Key For Stability amid Middle East Unrest
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard says the United States' model for energy provides security, jobs and cleaner air in "2016 State of American Energy" address.
API, ANGA Combine Forces
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Following approval of both boards of directors, the American Petroleum Institute and America's Natural Gas Alliance announced the two organizations will combine into a single trade association.
Industry Groups, Senator Applaud Approval of US-Mexico Oil Exchanges
Friday, August 14, 2015 Energy industry groups and US Senator Lisa Murkowsi applaud the US Commerce Department's plan to approve crude exchanges between the US and Mexico.
Oil, Gas Industry Sounds Off on BSEE Proposed Well Control Rule
Friday, July 17, 2015 Oil and gas organizations express concerns with a proposed rule by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement regarding BOPs and well control.
API: Pension Funds' Oil, Gas Returns Dwarf Other Assets
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Oil and gas pension investments yield double those of investments in other assets, and most oil and gas shares held by middle class Americans planning for retirement, according to API report.
API Reviews Proposed Arctic Offshore Regulations
Friday, February 20, 2015 The Arctic is an essential piece of the energy equation and vital to keeping America's status as a world leader in energy, API Director of Upstream Erik Milito says.
API's Gerard to President Obama: Follow Facts and Science, Not Politics
Thursday, January 15, 2015 API's Jack Gerard discusses the state of the energy industry, and the upcoming State of the Union address.
Gerard: Right Energy Policy Needed to Sustain Growth in Energy
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 API's Jack Gerard outlines the State of American Energy for 2015, highlighting the potential for long-term oil and gas job creation despite lower oil prices.
Study Finds Methane Emissions Lower than Previous Studies
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 The level of methane emissions generated by hydraulic fracturing and shale gas production in the United States have declined, according to a recent study.
Studies Highlight Job, Economic Potential of Expanding US Offshore Leasing
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Opening additional areas of the US Outer Continental Shelf could create over 800,000 jobs and generate significant government revenues, according to studies by API and NOIA.
API Study: Getting More Women into Oil, Gas Careers
Friday, November 07, 2014 As the need for new oil and gas workers grows, new opportunities are becoming available for women and non-whites with an education in technical fields.
Oil, Rail Industries Want 7 Years To Fix Tank Cars
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 The oil and railroad industries are urging US regulators to allow them as long as 7 years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport crude oil, an industry official says.
US Oil Industry Group API Issues Guidelines For Crude By Rail
Thursday, September 25, 2014 The API issues guidelines for moving crude oil by rail, the latest response to a string of fiery derailments in the United States and Canada that has raised calls for reform.
API Launches New Standard for Subsea Capping Stacks
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 API unveils new guidelines for the design, manufacture and use of subsea capping stacks.
API VP: Elected Officials, Not Voters, Should Make Fracking Decisions
Friday, July 11, 2014 Complex and technical energy issues like fracking are best made by elected officials, according to API Vice President Louis Finkel.
API Publishes 'Good Neighbor' Standards for Oil, Gas Developers
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 API issues a first-of-its-kind industry standard for community engagement in areas of the country where horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have opened new energy development opportunities.
Study: Removing Export Ban on Crude Will Create Jobs, But Opposition Strong
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Lifting the ban on crude exports will pump up the economy, but some legislators and public oppose the move.