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When the workforce in your organization needs access to more than just a few API standards and specifications, choosing to purchase a subscription can save you and your business time and money. If you're looking for the latest technology to bring value to your API standards subscription, then selecting the Compass platform is your best option. Contact us today or call 1-866-284-0169 and find out how easy it is to obtain a customized subscription to help reduce risk and save your organization time and money.

A Compass subscription gives you organization-wide, 24/7 access to all of the API standards and specifications you need to ensure, safety, compliance and interoperability. With a subscription on Compass, you are ensured consistent and up-to-date access to the latest API standards that help you deliver reliability, efficiency and peace of mind.

You're too busy to keep manually checking for updates, sifting through paper references, or comparing standards. The Compass platform means no more tracking and monitoring. One purchase guarantees you always have the most recent standards, plus powerful workflow tools to:

  • Add shareable notes to document your institutional knowledge
  • Bookmark heavily used standards
  • See changes to API Standards via color coding highlights
  • Access both the PDF and HTML* versions of API standards
  • Access collections of industry specific standards
  • Get customized sets of standards
  • Use enhanced search features
  • Receive automatic notifications of revisions and newer editions of standards
  • Access your standards wherever you are
  • And much, much more

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  • Exploration and Production
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  • Refining
  • Health and Environmental Issues
  • Marketing, and
  • Safety & Fire Protection 

Compass puts the API standards that you need at your fingertips, when you need them. Contact us today via the web form or call 1-866-284-0169 and find out how easy it is to obtain a customized API standards subscription to help reduce risk and save your organization time and money.

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API distributes more than 300,000 publications each year. The publications, technical standards, and electronic and online products are designed to help users improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their operations, comply with legislative and regulatory requirements, and safeguard health, ensure safety, and protect the environment.

Search and Order from the API Publications Store

Below is the 2019 catalog of API publications, which include standards, data products, and software.  You may also choose to view the catalog sections by industry segment.


2019 Publications Catalog (Full)

Catalog Sections by Industry Segment

Exploration & Production

Petroleum Measurement




Safety and Fire Protection

Health and Environmental Issues

API Data Products

Policy and Economic Studies

Communications and Education Outreach

Translated Publications

Historical Publications

Purchasing from one of the authorized distributors below ensures you will obtain full, accurate, and current editions of API standards.

API Publications Store (powered by Techstreet)

  • U.S. and Canada toll-free: 1-855-999-9870; E-mail:
    (Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern)
  • International customers by phone: +1-734-780-8000 or via website

IHS Markit

  • Americas: 1-800-854-7179 toll free; +1-303-397-7956 Monday-Friday; Email:
  • Europe, Middle East, Africa: +44 (0) 1344 328 300; Monday-Friday, 0800-1800 GMT; Email
  • Asia Pacific: +800 10002233 toll free; +604 291 3600 International; Monday-Friday, 0800-1800 GMT+8;

SAI Global

  • By phone: +1-201-986-1131 or via website

BSB Edge Private Limited

  • Please contact BSB Edge at + 91 11 2461 1991 & + 91 11 2463 4222 or via website

Beuth Verlag GmbH (Distribution in Germany)

  • Foreign Standards Sales Section by phone at + 49 30 2601 2361, via email at, or via website

Afnor Editions (Distribution in France)

  • Contact AFNOR Publishing Standards Section at + or via email at, or via website

Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) (Distribution in Brazil)

  • Contact ABNT by phone at + 55 11 3017 3631, fax at + 55 11 3017 3650, or via their website

Information Company KODEKS / Information Network TECHEXPERT (Distribution in Russia)

  • Contact Center of Foreign and International Standards at + 7.812.740.78.96 (phone), via email at, or via website

Normdocs (Distribution in Russia)

  • Contact Normdocs at +7 812 309 7859 or +7 495 223 4676 (phone), via email at, or via website

What are Counterfeit Standards?

Measurements Chapter 11.1 Volume Correction Factors

Flow-Cal is the only distributor that is licensed by API to develop, market, and support the API MPMS Chapter 11.1 Code (Temperature and Pressure Volume Correction Factors for Generalized Crude Oils, Refined Products, Special Applications, and Lubricating Oils). This information is available in equations relating volume to pressure which contains physical data that has direct application to volumetric measurements of liquid hydrocarbon.


API Technical Data Book

The API Technical Data Book, co-published and updated annually by the American Petroleum Institute and EPCON International, is the source for the latest, most accurate technical data, methods, and standards on petroleum refining officially sanctioned by the American Petroleum Institute.


SANGEA 4.2 GHG Emissions Estimating System

SANGEA™ is an emissions estimation software tool for the oil and natural gas industry to quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and standardize emissions reporting. It is based on the 2009 API Compendium of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Methodologies for the Oil and Gas Industry and US EPA Mandatory Reporting Rule Subparts C, P, W and Y, including recent updates (RY2015) to US EPA MRR reporting requirements. The software also includes US EPA AP-42 emission factors for criteria pollutants.


API RBI Software

API RP 580 is a Risk-Based Inspection document that identifies the basic elements for developing, implementing, and maintaining an RBI program. API RP 581 documents a quantitative approach to implementing RBI. Its methodology involves a rigorous quantitative assessment of the PoF (Probability of Failure) and the CoF (Consequence of Failure) associated with each equipment item in a particular process unit

The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.’s software is the only API-branded RBI software product that is compliant with API RP (Recommended Practice) 580.


E&P Tanks

As of December 31, 2018, the E&P TANKS v3.0 software is no longer distributed.