ARPEL is a non-profit association gathering oil, gas and renewable energy sector companies and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Founded in 1965 as a vehicle of cooperation and reciprocal assistance among sector companies, its main purpose is to actively contribute to industry integration and competitive growth, and to sustainable energy development in the region.

Its membership currently represents a high percentage of the upstream and downstream activities in Latin America and the Caribbean and includes national and international operating companies, providers of technology, goods and services for the value chain, and national and international sector institutions.

Since 1976, ARPEL holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In 2006, the association declared its adherence to the UN Global Compact principles.


To be a regional reference in strengthening the industry as a provider of sustainable energy that contributes to the energy transition.


Promote the integration, operational excellence and sustainable development of the oil, gas and renewable energy industry in the region, through cooperation among members and collaboration with its main stakeholders.