The U.S. oil and natural gas industry has long operated globally, often in unstable regions overseas where security is an integral part of providing for the world’s energy needs. After September 11th, 2001, the industry partnered with federal and local authorities to reevaluate and strengthen our domestic security. Read more...
API Comments on Anti-Terrorism Standards
API responded to the Dec. 28, 2006 DHS Advanced Notice of Rulemaking on Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
API Comments on the TWIC Program
API responded to the May 22, 2006 Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requesting comments on implementing the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program in the maritime sector.
Achieving Energy Security in an Interdependent World
Oil is essential to fuel economic growth. But its supply is volatile, subject to short-term interruptions as well as longer-term lapses in the rate of supply development. As a consequence, any lapses carry with them substantial economic costs and give rise to concern over “oil security.” More...
Industry Security Guidance
Since September 11, 2001, API and its member companies have been working hard to protect oil and natural gas facilities around the world from the possibility of terrorist attack. API has published API Recommended Practice 70, Security for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations which provides guidelines for managers of offshore facilities to evaluate their unique security vulnerabilities, and Pipeline SCADA Security, standards for monitoring oil pipelines. Both are available through API’s online publications catalog.