African Petroleum Producers’ Association (APPA) is an intergovernmental
organisation created in 1987 in Lagos, Nigeria, to serve as a platform
for African petroleum producing countries to cooperate, collaborate,
share knowledge and competences. It aims to promote common policy
initiatives and projects in all facets of the petroleum industry
with a view to maximising the developmental and welfare benefits
accruable from petroleum exploitation activities in the Member Countries
in particular and in Africa in general.
is convinced that African petroleum producers are better positioned
to create maximum leverage from their resource endowments when they
adopt a common platform for oil and gas policy initiatives and development
comprises eighteen Member Countries namely, Algeria, Angola, Benin,
Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Côte
d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Libya, Mauritanie, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan. Altogether, these countries account for virtually
the totality of Africa’s oil and gas reserves and output.
APPA’s membership thus includes all of Africa’s most
natural-and human-resource endowed nations, attributes that position
these countries to power Africa’s industrial and technological
committed to seeking understanding, cooperation and partnerships
primarily within but also outside the African continent. The Association
is determined to work vigorously with regional as well as international
organisations/institutions in the process of transforming its vision
into continuing beneficial results for its Member Countries.
is aware that it must continuously deliver on its vision, in order
to remain worthwhile to its stakeholders.
its long-term role as that of a strategic focal point in hydrocarbon
development matters in Africa.