Robin Rorick

Board Member

Group Director of Midstream and Industry Operations

American Petroleum Institute


Robin Rorick is the Group Director of Midstream and Industry Operations at the American Petroleum Institute, the largest trade association of more than 650 companies, representing all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. In his twenty years at API, Robin has worked in various capacities throughout API in Communications, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs and Policy Analysis. Additionally, Robin has been involved with each segment of the industry—Upstream, Midstream and Downstream—working on a myriad of issues including climate change, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and fire and safety to name a few.

Currently, Robin is responsible for all energy infrastructure issues for the Institute, including the gathering, processing, storage and transportation (i.e. marine, pipeline, rail and trucking) of oil and natural gas. In addition, he oversees all of the security and emergency response issues. In this latter capacity, Robin is responsible for activities associated with prevention of and response to oil spills and broad crisis management for all segments in the industry. Robin regularly represents the API to the media, at conferences and at other speaking venues.

Robin lives in Virginia with his wife and two children. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and his graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University.

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