American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

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Template:Ambox The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers also known as AFPM is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life.

Petrochemicals are used to manufacture just about everything not made from rocks, plants, other living things or metal. These products include everything made of plastic, medicines and medical devices, cosmetics, furniture, appliances, TVs and radios, computers, parts used in every mode of transportation, solar power panels and wind turbines.

AFPM is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of representatives from each of refining and petrochemical industry members. When the Board is not in session, it delegates authority to the AFPM Executive Committee to render judgments and govern the Association.

Every Major Oil Company and most large Petroleum Companies are members of this Association.[1]

AFPM conducts its two major annual meetings one for refiners and the other for petrochemical producers in San Antonio, Texas. Each annual AFPM meetings are attended by several thousand people from all over the world.

History

It was founded as the National Petroleum Association in 1902, the association is now known as the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.

Early in the last century, petroleum refiners were represented by regional organizations.

NPA was founded with the goal of “securing good to the Independent Oil refiners of Pennsylvania and Ohio.”

The Western Petroleum Refiners Association was created in 1912, merging with the Texas Petroleum Refiners Association in 1920 and with the Arkansas-Louisiana Refiners Association in 1936.

NPA and WPA, which had worked together over the years, merged in 1961 to become the National Petroleum Refiners Association.

In 1998 it became the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association to reflect the important role of petrochemical manufacturers in the association and in America.

In 2012 it became the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.[2]

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