Chairman’s Message

Welcome API Members and Visitors,

The San Joaquin Valley chapter of the American Petroleum Industry is the place to be for all those involved in the Oil and Gas industry and all others who are interested in or concerned about our great industry.  This membership is comprised of operators, contractors, policy makers, advisors, educators and others who genuinely care about the health of this industry and the benefits it brings to our local economy.  Our goal is to foster a spirit of cooperation by promoting an exchange of ideas among members, advocating for a more correct understanding of the local economic support our industry provides and to create a forum for learning and discussion of topics relevant to our industry.

As a member you will have access to monthly general meetings, several great events like golf tournaments and sporting clay shoots, numerous public service opportunities as well as the ability to contribute to the largest scholarship gifting oil and gas organization in California.

Please join us in our mission to support and defend this amazing industry by becoming a member of this great chapter today.


Become a member.


Looking forward to meeting you,


John Chafin

2024 Chairman