WASHINGTON – Following approval of both boards of directors, the American Petroleum Institute and America’s Natural Gas Alliance announced the two organizations will combine into a single trade association, effective Jan. 1, continuing ANGA’s mission under API.
“There is a natural synergy between our organizations,” said API CEO Jack Gerard. “As a single organization, the combined skills and capabilities bring an enhanced advocacy strength to natural gas market development – ANGA’s primary mission – and the combined association’s expanded membership will provide additional lift to API’s ongoing efforts on important public policy issues.”
Under the agreement, ANGA’s mission to promote natural gas as a clean, affordable solution to energy and environmental needs will be handled by a new Market Development Group at API, a team led by current ANGA President Marty Durbin. ANGA members who are not already members of API will become full members.
API and ANGA have long collaborated to highlight environmental, job creation, energy security and consumer benefits from abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas.
“ANGA was founded in 2009 at the beginning of the shale energy revolution, and its members were visionary regarding the benefits natural gas would bring to our energy supply and our economy. Combining these two associations continues that vision by recognizing how best to organize for maximum effect,” said Durbin, who will hold the title of Executive Director of Market Development under the combined association.
API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline and marine businesses, as well as service and supply firms.