Major U.S. oil and natural gas trade groups will merge

Two of the country's major trade groups representing the oil and natural gas industry are merging, reports Columbus Business First. The newspaper says the American Petroleum Institute (API) will combine with America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) on January 1, 2016. “As a single organization,” said API CEO Jack Gerard in a statement, “the combined skills and capabilities bring an enhanced advocacy strength to natural gas market development – ANGA’s primary mission – and the combined association’s expanded membership will provide additional lift to API’s ongoing efforts on important public policy issues.” For more, read the full story.