World Petroleum Council

 
World Petroleum Council 
 

 

The World Petroleum Council is the world's premier global oil and gas forum and is the only international organization representing all aspects of the petroleum sector. 2008 marked the 75th anniversary of the organization. The WPC was established in 1933 with the intent to promote the management of the world's petroleum resources for the benefit of mankind. The WPC's prime function is to catalyse and facilitate dialogue among stakeholders, both internal and external to the petroleum industry on key technical, social, environmental and management issues in order to contribute towards seeking solutions to those issues
Headquartered in London, the World Petroleum Council includes 60 member countries from around the world representing over 95% of global oil and gas production and consumption. WPC membership is unique as it includes both OPEC and Non-OPEC countries with representation of National Oil Companies (NOC's) as well as Independent Oil Companies (IOC's). Each country has a national committee made up from representatives of the oil and gas industry, academia and research institutions and government departments. Governing body is the Council consisting of representation from each of the country national committees

 

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