The African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO) is an intergovernmental organization serving as a platform to promote cooperation in the field of hydrocarbons of its Member Countries and other global institutions to foster fruitful collaboration and partnerships while utilizing petroleum as a catalyst for energy security, sustainable development and economic diversification in Africa. It aspires to be the world’s major institution of reference on Africa’s hydrocarbon matters.
Created in Lagos on January 27, 1987, APPO is more than thirty-two (32) years old today. The increasing role of hydrocarbons as the principal source of energy, the growth in energy consumption in Africa and the world as a whole as well as the need for the development of the hydrocarbon sector in Member Countries constitute topics of common interest to be treated within the framework of a dynamic and active cooperation.
From eight (8) members at its creation, APPO currently has eighteen (18) Member Countries namely: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.
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