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API honored to lead committee to host 2020 World Petroleum Congress in Houston


Michael Tadeo | 202.682.8114 | TadeoM@api.org



WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2017 – API with the support of its member companies is honored to join Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in leading the U.S. National Committee of the World Petroleum Council as it hosts the 2020 World Petroleum Congress in Houston. This prestigious global event is an opportunity for industry and government leaders to discuss the advances in energy technologies and their benefits around the world.

“Hosting this prestigious event in Houston is further recognition of U.S. energy leadership throughout the world,” said Gerardo Uria, API senior director of business development and membership. “Thanks to technological innovation, the U.S. is leading the world in the production and refining of natural gas and oil and in the reduction of carbon emissions which are near 25-year lows. The U.S. model for safe energy production has brought great benefits to American workers, American consumers, and the environment and we look forward to sharing these successes with the global audience at the World Petroleum Congress.”

Uria serves as the secretary for the U.S. National Committee for the World Petroleum Council. More information is available on the WPC website.

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. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. Our members provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.

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