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Rights and Usage Policy


API provides the public with online access to nearly 200 key industry standards via our IBR (Incorporated by Reference) Reading Room. These standards cover all aspects of the oil and gas industry, including process safety, refinery and chemical plant operations and equipment, offshore drilling, hydraulic fracturing and well construction, and pipeline safety on welding, and public awareness programs. API’s goal is to provide the public with access to these standards particularly those related to safety, or have been incorporated into federal regulation.

Please view the read-only publications here. (Internet Explorer is the recommended browser for viewing the documents.)

The standards are available for review only. Print and PDF versions continue to be available for purchase at the API Publications Store.