African Petroleum Producers Association

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Logo of the African Petroleum Producers Association.
Map of states belonging to the APPA as of June 2009.

African Petroleum Producers Association, APPA (Association des pays africains producteurs de pétrole in French, Associação de Produtores de Petróleo Africanos in Portuguese and رابطة منتجي النفط الأفريقية in Arabic) is an organisation of African countries producing petroleum. It was founded in 1986. The headquarters of the organisation are in Brazzaville in the Congo. The Organization has since changed its name to African Petroleum Producers Organization. [1]

The founding of APPA 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 APPA was to promote cooperation in petrochemical research and technology.


The following African states are members of the African Petroleum Producers Association:

State Year of Entry Notes
Algeria Algeria 1987 [2]
Angola Angola 1987 [2]
Benin Benin 1987 [2]
Cameroon Cameroon 1987 [2]
Chad Chad 2005 [2]
Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the 1987 [2]
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1989 [3]
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire 1989 [3]
Egypt Egypt 1989 [3]
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 1996 [2]
Gabon Gabon 1987 [2]
Ghana Ghana 2011 [4]
Libya Libya 1987 [2]
Mauritania Mauritania 2008 [5]
Niger Niger 2012 [2]
Nigeria Nigeria 1987 [2]
South Africa South Africa 2005 [2]
Sudan Sudan 2008 [5]


  1. ^ Petroleum reform talk: APPA to APPO:
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l APPA Bulletin 9, Page 22:
  3. ^ a b c APPA Bulletin 9, Page 22:
    (Although not directly mentioned.)
  4. ^ APPA Bulletin 9, Page 22:
  5. ^ a b African Petroleum Producers Association website:

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