National Petroleum Council

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The National Petroleum Council (NPC), according to its website, is a federally chartered and privately funded advisory committee that was established by the Secretary of the Interior in 1946 at the request of President Harry S. Truman and which functions now under the Department of Energy as a Oil and Natural Gas Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Energy.

The NPC is currently chartered by the Secretary of Energy, under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 and states that it's sole purpose is, "to represent the views of the oil and natural gas industries in advising, informing, and making recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to oil and natural gas, or to the oil and gas industries submitted to it or approved by the Secretary."

During the energy crisis years 1974 to 1977, the National Petroleum Council produced a considerable amount of information for the Ford Foundation's [Energy Policy Project]. [1]

It's membership consists primarily of companies in the oil, natural gas and electrical energy business and their associated support companies.


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Contact Details

National Petroleum Council
1625 K Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone: (202) 393-6100
Fax: (202) 331-8539
Email: info AT

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