AFPM – American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life.
AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support over 3 million American jobs.
Petrochemicals are used to manufacture just about everything not made from rocks, plants, other living things or metal. These products include everything made of plastic, medicines and medical devices, cosmetics, furniture, appliances, TVs and radios, computers, parts used in every mode of transportation, solar power panels and wind turbines.
AFPM members are there when you need us – providing reliable and proven products for your life every day. Every hour of every day, millions of Americans benefit from products made by members of AFPM.
For more than 100 years, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has successfully worked on behalf of American manufacturers that serve the American people and make modern life possible. And, just as our industries have constantly evolved, so has our trade association.
- 1902: National Petroleum Association (NPA) was founded with the goal of “securing good to the Independent Oil refiners of Pennsylvania and Ohio.”
- 1912: Western Petroleum Refiners Association (WPA) was created, merging with the Texas Petroleum Refiners Association in 1920 and with the Arkansas-Louisiana Refiners Association in 1936.
- 1961: NPA and WPA merge to become the National Petroleum Refiners Association.
- 1998: The National Petroleum Refiners Association becomes the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) to reflect the important role of petrochemical manufacturers in our association and in America.
- 2012: NPRA becomes who we are today, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.
This name emphasizes more than ever what we stand for: American manufacturing and products that make modern life better, safer, more productive and — most of all — possible.
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We manufacture the fuels that power the cars, trucks and buses that get millions of people to work and to school each day. We make the petrochemicals that go into thousands of products like plastics, computers, and medical equipment. If you can imagine it, chances are our products will be part of it.
There are 130 refineries – that manufacture refined petroleum products like gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel – and 311 petrochemical facilities in the United States. U.S. refineries and petrochemical facilities are among the most technologically advanced and efficient in the world.
We make significant investments that increase the safety of our employees, facilities and communities, and reduce the impact on the environment. Today, affordable fuels and petrochemicals are made and refined more safely, cleanly and efficiently than ever before, and more breakthroughs are to come.
We are proud of the people of our industries. The fuel and petrochemical industries are two of the largest U.S. industries and collectively support more than 3.8 million American jobs in 44 states. We offer a wide range of opportunities for those looking for high-growth career opportunities.
AFPM – American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers
1800 M Street, NW Suite 900 North
Washington, DC 20036
+1 202-457-0480+1 202-457-0486
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