API and ANGA to Combine Forces in 2016
Following approval of both boards of directors, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) announced the two organizations will combine into a single trade association, effective January 1, 2016. The combined association will continue ANGA’s mission under API.
“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 Marty Durbin, who will hold the title of Executive Director of Market Development under the combined association.
Under the agreement, ANGA’s mission to promote natural gas as a clean, affordable solution to America’s 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.
“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.”
API and ANGA have long collaborated to highlight environmental, job creation, energy security, and consumer benefits from abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas. API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry and has more than 625 members, including large integrated companies, exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms.