American Petroleum Institute

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the largest U.S. trade association for the oil and gas industry. It represents approximately 400 corporations involved in production, refinement and distribution of the petroleum industry. Chief functions on behalf of the industry 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.


Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, and a premier source of benchmark price assessments for those commodity markets. Since 1909, Platts has provided information and insights that help customers make sound trading and business decisions and enable the markets to perform with greater transparency and efficiency.

ASTM Laboratory Methods

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.


Reuters is a news and media division of Thomson Reuters and one of the largest international multimedia news providers in the world with 2600 journalists in nearly 200 locations around the globe.