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Natural Gas & Oil

Oil and natural gas touch our lives in countless ways every day. Together, they supply more than 60 percent of our nation’s energy. They fuel our cars, heat our homes and cook our food. But did you know that oil and natural gas also help generate the electricity that powers our daily lives? Or that crude oil supplies the building blocks for everything from dent-resistant car fenders to soft drink bottles to camping equipment?

Explore this section to learn more about oil and natural gas, how they are produced and how they become the products you count on. You'll also find useful tips on how to conserve energy and use oil and natural gas products in ways that protect you, your family and our environment.

Wells to Consumer

Explore the journey of oil and natural gas from Exploration and Production to the final products that benefit consumers.

Consumer Information

Learn more about the benefits and products that come from oil and natural gas and how they touch all our lives in amazing ways.

API Energy Excellence®

The natural gas and oil industry is unified in our commitment to accelerating safety and environmental progress across its operations, while meeting global demand for affordable, reliable and cleaner energy. Meeting this demand requires safe and responsible production, transportation, refining and exports managed by a skilled and diverse workforce and continuously improving our performance by incorporating new training, new technologies and new data.

Energy Primers

API has assembled informational primers to show the integral role the oil and natural gas industry plays in the American economy and quality of life.


Our members recognize their responsibility to work with the public, the government, and others to develop and to use natural resources in an environmentally sound manner while protecting the health and safety of our employees and the public.

Health & Safety

Safety is important to everyone and is a core value for the natural gas and oil industry.  API’s members are committed to protecting the environment, and the health and safety of all who share it. API’s safety and health activities support this commitment through research, standards development, training, information transfer and advocacy.

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