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World Petroleum Council

The World Petroleum Council is a non-advocacy, non-political organisation with charitable status in the U.K. and has accreditation as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) from the United Nations (UN). The WPC is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable management and use of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of all.










Headquartered in London, since 1933, the World Petroleum Council includes 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 (NOCs) as well as International Oil Companies (IOCs).

Each member country has a National Committee comprised of representatives of the oil and gas industry, academia, research institutions and government departments.

The governing body is the Council consisting of representation from each of the country national committees.


World Petroleum Congress Considered the “Olympics” of the Petroleum Industry

A global symposium assembling more than 100 nations, the World Petroleum Congress convenes every three years for thought-provoking exchanges and an interactive exhibition.

The Congress participants examine all aspects of the industry, from technological advances in upstream and downstream to the role of natural gas and renewables and the management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact.

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