Established in 1933, WPC Energy is a non-advocacy, non-political organization with charitable status in the U.K. and has accreditation as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) from the United Nations (UN).
WPC Energy is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable management and the use of the world’s energy resources for the benefit of all. WPC Energy conducts the triennial World Petroleum Congress, covering all aspects of the industry including management of the industry and its social, economic, and environmental impact.
Its member countries represent 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's national committees.