API standard with GN

As a famous standard,GN admit API ,and many place follow it

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the largest U.S. trade association for the oil and natural gas industry. Built in 1919, the API is the first national-level business association in the United States and one of the earliest and most successful chambers of commerce in the world. The American Petroleum Institute is the largest U.S. trade association for the oil and gas industry. It represents about 400 enterprises involved in the oil industry production, refining, distribution. The Association’s main functions include advocacy and negotiation with the government, the legal community and regulatory agencies; research into the economic and environmental impacts of the industry; establishment of industry standards and certification; and outreach education advocacy. API funding and conducting a number of studies related to the oil industry.

It said to represent about 650 corporations involved in production, refinement, distribution, and big part of other aspects of the petroleum industry.

The association describes its mission as to influence public policy in support of a strong, viable U.S. oil and natural gas industry. Its chief functions on behalf of the industry include advocacy, negotiation and lobbying with governmental, legal, and regulatory agencies; research into economic, toxicological, and environmental effects; establishment and certification of industry standards; and education outreach.API both funds and conducts research related to many aspects of the petroleum industry.also it means a lot for the whole industrial,make it grow up stable,many company admit API as the standard in global, Now the CEO and president is Jack Gerard.


The API standard is widely used not only by domestic companies but also by federal and state laws and regulations as well as government agencies such as the Department of Transportation, Department of Defense, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Customs, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, etc. It is also cited by ISO, international legal metrology organization and over 100 national standards all over the world.

API standards mainly specify equipment performance, sometimes including design and process specifications. The standard setting areas include oil production, refining, measurement, transportation, sales, safety and fire protection, environmental regulations, etc. The information technology standards include EDI for the oil and gas industry , Communications and information technology applications and so on.

The API enjoys a high reputation both in the United States and in other parts of the world and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Commission as a petroleum machinery certification body. Its petrochemical and oil recovery machinery technical standards are adopted by many countries. Oil companies in many countries of the Middle East, South America and Asia generally require API-marked products when bidding for petroleum machinery to be eligible for bidding. Therefore, the oil machinery with the API logo is not only considered as reliable and advanced. Currently, there are members from all over the world in all aspects including exploration and production, transportation, refining and marketing. Today, APIs have evolved to become an integral part of the world’s oil industry activities, not only in the United States but increasingly.

API can guide the whole industrial grow up health,and GN already learn a lot from it

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