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Standards Program Information

Since 1924, The American Petroleum Institute (API) has been the leader in developing equipment and operating standards for the oil and natural gas industry.

Each year API works with leading industry subject-matter experts to maintain our inventory of over 600 standards and recommended practices. API distributes over 250,000 documents annually worldwide, and continues to strive to enhance safety operations, improve quality assurance, and promote the global acceptance of petroleum products and best practices. API standards are designed to assist industry professionals improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their operations, comply with legislative and regulatory requirements, safeguard health, and protect the environment.

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