Q. What Is API and Its Significance to the Oil and Gas Industry?
A. API is the American Petroleum Institute, a national trade association representing all segments of the oil and natural gas industry. Its 625 member companies include producers, refiners, suppliers, marketers, pipeline operators, marine transporters, and the various service and supply companies that support the industry. For more than 85 years, API has developed standards and recommended practices to promote the use of safe interchangeable equipment and proven and sound engineering practices. Many of these 685 standards and recommended practices have been incorporated into state and federal regulations, and some are used globally. Typically, API standards are updated every 5 years, incorporating the lessons learned by member companies’ experiences. API also issues weekly statistics on oil and gas inventories, production, imports, and capacity. Click here for details. (#6 – October 2016 – Shell Deer Park)
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