From our beginnings as the National Petroleum Association in 1902, the association now known as the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers has successfully worked on behalf of American manufacturers that serve the American people and make modern life possible. Early in the last century, petroleum refiners were represented by regional organizations. NPA was founded with the goal of “securing good to the Independent Oil refiners of Pennsylvania and Ohio.” Today we are the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, a name selected to more accurately described who we are, what we do and how we benefit the American people. This name emphasizes more than ever what we stand for – American manufacturing and jobs; proven and reliable products for your life every day; economic and national security; and a commitment to serve our nation and the American people.
AFPM 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.
The Western Petroleum Refiners Association was created in 1912, merging with the Texas Petroleum Refiners Association in 1920 and with the Arkansas-Louisiana Refiners Association in 1936.
NPA and WPA, which had worked together over the years, merged in 1961 to become the National Petroleum Refiners Association.
In 1998 we became the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association to reflect the important role of petrochemical manufacturers in our association and in America.
AFPM has successfully represented petroleum refiners and petrochemical manufacturers throughout the United States since their early years and has helped them grow to become reliable and proven manufacturers that benefit our nation and the American people.
U.S. fuel and petrochemical manufacturers are eligible for AFPM membership and companies with close business relationships with our members may be considered for associate membership.
Members of AFPM receive a number of benefits, including informative meetings contributing to business success, AFPM advocacy for our industries in dealings with government and the media, networking opportunities and access to AFPM electronic publications.