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About API

API Overview and Mission

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.

API President and CEO

Jack N. Gerard is president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, the national trade association that represents all aspects of America's oil and natural gas industry.

API Leadership Team

List of API leadership team biographies.

API History

Our Origins: The American Petroleum Institute traces its beginning to World War I, when Congress and the domestic oil and natural gas industry worked together to help the war effort.

API Careers (Come Work for Us)

Interested in working at API?  We are looking for innovative, results-oriented individuals who value the highest standards of performance and excellence in servicing our industry.

Industry Careers

Thinking about a career in the oil and natural gas industry? Whether you have a high school diploma, possess a college degree or are in the middle of a career transition, America’s oil and natural gas industry needs you.

Community Outreach

API is involved with a wide variety of outreach activities and causes, from improving our local community to supporting charities that have global reach.

Environmental Principles

The members of API are dedicated to continuous efforts to improve the compatibility of their operations with the environment while economically developing energy resources and supplying high quality products and services to consumers.

Service and Supply Companies

Service and supply companies are an integral part of the oil and natural gas industry. In the United States, there are more than 10,000 companies identified as providing oil and natural gas services and supplies to the industry.

Youth in Energy

The US Youth Committee (USYC) to the World Petroleum Council (WPC) was formed to strengthen the impact both young professionals and university students can have in developing solutions to global energy issues. The USYC hosts events to enable conversations among youth with a passion for the industry.