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API opens new standards, certification office in Singapore

Juan R. Palomo | 202.682.8114 |

WASHINGTON, MARCH 11, 2011 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today announced the opening of its new office in Singapore.

The Singapore representative office is responsible for providing information about API’s standards, certification programs and other industry services to companies throughout Southeast Asia.

John Modine, director of API’s Global Industry Services, said the new office is a reflection of the continued increasing worldwide recognition of API’s standards and certification program as the gold standard.

He added that support for API’s programs and services runs strong in Southeast Asia and that this office will help to deepen those ties.

“This new office will serve to grow and reinforce API’s long-standing goal of providing industry best-practices, consensus-developed standards, and world-class certifications to organizations seeking and deserving recognition for their quality and technical competency,” he said.

API also has standards/certification offices in Washington, Houston, Beijing and Dubai.

The association published its first standard in 1924 and has issued more than 550 since then. One hundred of them have been incorporated into U.S. regulations while 225 have been incorporated into regulations of other countries.

Persons with questions related to API standards, Monogram Program licensing, management system registrations – such as ISO 9001, API Spec Q1, ISO TS 29001, ISO 14001 and OHS 18001) and training courses, should contact the Singapore representatives, Captain Lee or Keane Sia.

API is the only industry trade association that reaches all aspects of the oil and natural gas industry, globally. API represents the largest major oil companies to the smallest of independents, from all segments of the industry, around the world. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies.