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APPO aspires to be the World’s reference and lead institution on Africa’s hydro-carbon matters.

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About Us.

African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) (Organisation Africaine des Producteurs Pétroliers in French, Organização dos Produtores Africanos de Petróleo in Portuguese and المنظمة الأفريقية لمنتجي البترول in Arabic) is an organization of African countries producing petroleum. It was created on January 27, 1987 in Lagos, Nigeria, to serve as a platform for cooperation and harmonization of efforts, collaboration, sharing of knowledge and skills among African oil producing countries. The headquarters of the organization is in Brazzaville in the Congo. The Organization changed its name from African Petroleum Producers Association to African Petroleum Producers Organization in 2017.

The founding of APPO was spearheaded by Nigeria as an effort to mitigate the nation’s dependency on Western technology and Western markets for oil export revenues. The objective of APPO is to promote cooperation in petrochemical research and technology.

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Leadership and Decision Making

The leadership of APPO consists of
Council of Ministers

Executive Board
Secretary General
Managing Directors of National Oil Companies
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Our Strategic Mission

Cooperation Among Members

Member Countries’ Cooperation: Promote cooperation among Member Countries and other global institutions in various sectors of the hydrocarbon industry: commercial, scientific, technical, technological, legal, fiscal as well as in the field of human resources;

Energy Development

African Energy Development: Promote the development of regional markets and coordinated energy integration strategies in the continent;.

Research

High Level Studies & Partnerships: Develop research programmes about the major challenges in the petroleum sector of African countries.

Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection: Promote environmental protection and management policies.
International Best Practices: Promote the use of international best practices.

Socioeconomic Development

Socioeconomic Development: Promote economic development and market diversification activities by enhancing hydrocarbon sector local procurement, employment and gender diversification.

Organizational Visibility

Organizational Visibility: Increase the visibility and level of awareness of APPO as a leader and reference institution on petroleum within and beyond Africa.

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Press Releases

Latest news and upcoming events.
APPO CONCLUDES ITS 38TH SESSION OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS WITH DECISIVE DECISIONS

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APPO CONCLUDES ITS 38TH SESSION OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS WITH DECISIVE DECISIONS
APPO CONCLUDES ITS 38TH SESSION OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS WITH DECISIVE DECISIONS

The Council of Ministers of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization, APPO, concluded its 38th Session on Monday 15th June 2020 with far reaching decisions on the future of the Organi…

PRESS RELEASE: APPO Concludes its 38th Session of the Council of Ministers with decisive Decisions.
PRESS RELEASE: APPO Concludes its 38th Session of the Council of Ministers with decisive Decisions.

The Council of Ministers of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization, APPO, concluded its 38th Session on Monday 15th June 2020 with far reaching decisions on the future of the Organization.

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Our Contact

Email: info@apposecretariat.org

About APPO

An organization of African countries producing petroleum.

Where to find us

Abuja Office