Global demands and an increasingly competitive business environment in the oil and natural gas industry have created new measures by which organizations must demonstrate their capabilities. Today, organizations must prove that they can consistently meet customer requirements and internationally valued standards. API's Certification Programs provide the opportunity for organizations to do just that.
API stands for the American Petroleum Institute,which is the major United States trade association for the oil and natural gas industry.The API represents about 400 corporations in the petroleum industry and helps to set standards for production. reﬁnement. and distribution of petroleum products. They also advocate on
behalfof the industry. One of the most important standards that the API has set is the method used for measuring the density of petroleum. This standard is cal led the API gravity.