Promoter of the coordination among the government entities responsible for the regulation, promotion, bidding and contracts of the oil and natural gas sector in Latin America and the Caribbean and of its relationship with ARPEL member companies aiming at fostering the efficient development of exploration and production in the Region.
Contribution to the operational improvement and management of member companies through systematic benchmarking studies.
Technical reference of the regional industry for the development of the normative framework of the sector in several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Examples: promotion of the phase out of lead in gasoline and environmental guidelines of reference for the establishment of governmental regulations of the sector, among others.
Representative of the regional industry in the tripartite dialogue (industry, governments, indigenous peoples).
Development of a Regional Energy Agenda in conjunction with ALADI, CAF, CIER, ECLAC, OAS, OLADE, and WEC.
Development of the first Relations with Communities and Social Responsibility management systems for the industry.
Regional leader of government/industry cooperation for oil spill planning and response fostering agreements among companies and countries and developing the first and only tool (RETOSTM) to evaluate spills management capabilities through internationally accepted criteria.
Unique Regional Training Program for the Accreditation of Pipelines Integrity Management Evaluators, started in 2012, with more than 100 students already registered.
Foundation of ARPEL at the initiative of eight state oil companies with the primary purpose of actively contributing to industry integration and competitive growth and to sustainable energy development in the region.
ARPEL was granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
ARPEL acquired its present headquarters located in Montevideo, Uruguay.
First ARPEL Hydrocarbon Congress and the Exhibition of Goods and Services produced in Latin America for the Hydrocarbon Industry (CONEXPO) organized.
First High-level Management Meeting (RANGE) organized.
ARPEL-CIDA Program for financing sustainable development projects.
Creation of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.
Incorporation of private companies operating in the region.
Development of environmental reference guides for the establishment of government regulations of the sector.
Promoting the elimination of lead in gasoline.
First management and performance benchmarking study in the industry developed on an annual basis and continued to date.
Representative of the regional industry in the study "Harmonization of Specifications of Fuels in Latin America and the Caribbean" conducted under the ESMAP/World Bank Project.
ARPEL joins the global Associations Fuels Network.
Creation of the Social Responsibility Committee.
Development of the systemic approach to motor vehicle emissions control used as a reference of the industry and municipal governments in the region.
ARPEL leads the development of a frame of reference to facilitate the socio-environmental regulatory process in the sub-Andean basin, which was agreed by governments, indigenous peoples and the industry.
Creation of the Refining and Fuels Committee.
Member companies signed the Statement of Commitments on the 40th anniversary.
Adherence to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.
Creation of the Pipelines and Terminals Committee.
ARPEL signed an agreement with ALADI, CAF, CIER, ECLAC, OAS, OLADE and WEC for the development of a "Regional Energy Agenda.
First benchmarking study on environmental performance, developed on an annual basis and continued to date.
Creation of the Exploration and Production Committee.
First community relations management system.
Creation of the Human Talent and Knowledge Management Committee.
First edition of the ARPEL Conference.
Incorporation of companies providing technology, goods and services for the value chain.
First reciprocal membership agreements with national and international institutions of the sector.
Development of the first social responsibility management system.
Development of the first readiness evaluation tool for oil spills (RETOSTM).
Beginning of the relationship of ARPEL member companies with state entities responsible for the regulation, promotion, bidding and contracts in the oil and natural gas sector to promote the development of the upstream sector.
First LATINVE&P forum designed to promote investment opportunities in exploration and production.
Launch of the single regional accreditation program for pipeline integrity management evaluators.
Creation and implementation of cross checks based on the Reference Manual for Terminals Operation Management.