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The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) recently changed its name to the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). The trade association represents high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used for thousands of products in daily life.
"This trade association has been around for 110 years, serving our nation and the American people," said AFPM chairman James Mahoney, executive vice president of operations excellence and compliance for Koch Industries. "We believe our new name better describes who we are and what we do. Our members have been able to stay in business all these years – and will stay in business for many, many decades to come – because American consumers continue to choose our products in the free market."
"An America without domestic fuel and petrochemical manufacturing would be a nation facing higher consumer costs – not just for fuels, but for the thousands of products made from petrochemicals," said AFPM president Charles T. Drevna. "Without American fuel and petrochemical manufacturers, our nation would have a higher trade deficit and higher unemployment. Governments at all levels would lose billions of dollars in tax revenue that's now paid by our members and their workers."
For more information, visit www.afpm.org.