Standards and technical regulations drive economic growth, global trade and technological developments that enhance environmental, health, safety, and sustainability performance. API is a global leader in convening subject matter experts across all natural gas and oil segments to develop, maintain, and distribute consensus standards. API standards adhere to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited process, ensuring that they are recognized not only for their technical rigor, but also their third-party accreditation.
API standards have been referenced more than 1,100 times in international laws, regulations, national standards, technical guidance and operational manuals by national standards bodies and international regulators. This global use and adoption of API standards demonstrates the extent regulators and companies rely on API to enhance environmental, health, safety and worker performance. As the global marketplace for natural gas and oil products and services continues to grow, there are opportunities for the industry to collaborate with global companies, standards development organizations, and government agencies to further harmonize standards and technical regulations through technical cooperation and the adoption of API standards and industry best practices.
More information on international standards usage can be found in the API International Standards Report.
CPSC - China Petroleum Standardization Committee
CPSI- Standardization Institute of Chinese Petroleum Society
ESMA – Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology
SASO – Saudi Arabian Standards Organization
SIS - Shanghai Institute of Standardization
Cooperation Around the World
API, AMEXHI and IOGP Renew Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Collaboration in Gulf of Mexico
December 20, 2022 -he American Petroleum Institute (API), the Asociación Mexicana de Empresas de Hidrocarburos (AMEXHI) and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) strengthening mutual cooperation to help enhance operational performance across North American natural gas and oil operations.
December 13, 2022 -The American Petroleum Institute and the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Scientific Center for Standardization, Certification and Quality Problems” (SE “UkrNDNC”) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the adoption of API natural gas and oil standards and closer cooperation across a range of training and safety activities.
August 13, 2021 - Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), which provides Guyana’s primary standards setting agency access to API oil and gas standards and increases collaboration on safety guidelines and requirements for the country’s growing energy industry.
April 5, 2021 - API took an important step to extending its safety and environmental protection programs to the continent of Africa, signing a new collaborative agreement with the business group African Energy Chamber (AEC), to expand use of API world-class standards, certifications and training programs.
API And African Energy Chamber Sign First MOU To Expand Natural Gas And Oil Industry Standards And Initiatives
March 31, 2021 - The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the African Energy Chamber (AEC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on capacity building initiatives and standardization to enhance safety, environmental protection and sustainability in African countries producing natural gas and oil.
March 15, 2021 - The American Petroleum Institute (API) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centre for Local Business Development (the Centre), Guyana’s premier organization for oil and natural gas information, training and policy advocacy. The MOU establishes a framework for collaboration and using API’s best-in-class programs to enhance health, safety, security and environmental protection in Guyana’s energy sector.
January 14, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Azerbaijan’s national oil company, to collaborate on industry standards with the goal of enhancing safety, environmental protection and sustainability across the industry.
International Standards Reports
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