American Petroleum Institute (API)

API is the major national trade association representing the entire petroleum industry: exploration and production, transportation, refining, and marketing. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and petroleum councils in 33 states, it is a forum for all parts of the oil and natural gas industry to pursue priority public policy objectives and advance the interests of the industry in a legally appropriate manner.
Address: 1220 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Contact: 202-682-8590

Recent Articles

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.
API: Spec Q2 Certification Now Available for Drilling Service Providers
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 The API Specification Q2 is being fully implemented, and API has already received more than 50 applications for certification from facilities around the globe.
AOPL, API Join Forces to Improve Safety of Liquid Pipelines
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Organizations representing liquid pipeline operators launch joint effort to enhance safety performance.
BOEM Completes Environmental Review for Activities Offshore Atlantic
Thursday, February 27, 2014 BOEM publishes a final environmental review of geological and geophysical survey activities off the Mid- and South Atlantic Coast.
API, IPAA See Flaws in Tax Reform Draft
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 The discussion draft for proposed US tax reform could hinder job creation and the US energy and manufacturing sectors, say oil and gas industry group officials.