CATEGORY:Guest Speakers

NC Petroleum Council – David McGowan, Executive Director

PROVIDED BY: NC Petroleum Council


David is executive director of the North Carolina Petroleum Council, the state office of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and also serves as the southern region director for API. API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms.

In his role as executive director of the North Carolina Petroleum Council, David oversees legislative, regulatory and public affairs activities on behalf of the oil and natural gas industry in the state of North Carolina. This includes direct lobbying of the North Carolina General Assembly as well as representing API member companies before the various state regulatory agencies with oversight of the industry.

Additonal Information

Career Cluster

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Business, Management & Administration, Government & Public Administration

Target Audience

Elementary, Middle School, High School, Post Secondary, Adult Learners, Disconnected Youth, Exceptional Learners, Educators



Delivery Mechanism

In-School, Virtual