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American Petroleum Institute (API)

The largest US trade association for the oil and natural gas industry. Its chief functions include advocacy and negotiation with governmental, legal, and regulatory agencies; research into economic, toxicological, and environmental effects; establishment and certification of industry standards; and education outreach. The API represents nearly 400 corporations involved in production, refinement, distribution, and many other aspects of the petroleum industry.

See also API 610; API 612; API 617; API 618; API 682.

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