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API President to Step Down in August

After 10 years running one of Washington’s most influential associations covering all aspects of the oil and natural gas sector, API President and CEO Jack Gerard today announced he will step down when his current contract ends in August 2018. Until then, he will continue to direct the association’s work and assist in the search for a new CEO. “Serving the oil and natural gas industry during this historic time, when an American energy renaissance has made the U.S. the world’s leading producer and refiner of oil and natural gas, has been among the most […]

API Names New Arkansas Petroleum Council Executive Director

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has named Kelly Robbins Executive Director for the Arkansas Petroleum Council. Robbins will be replacing Tom Parker, who retired Dec. 31, 2017. “In his roles as both API Arkansas Executive Director and Southern Region Director, Tom has overseen critical moments in energy development, which has helped to drive job creation and billions in additional state revenue,” said API Senior Director of State Government Relations Rolf Hanson. “We welcome Kelly, whose extensive knowledge of Arkansas and energy make him a natural leader in championing safe and responsible local development and smart policies that […]

FERC Officially Has New Chairman

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today swore in Kevin J. McIntyre as chairman. McIntyre was nominated to the commission by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, 2017. Before joining the commission, McIntyre was the co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day, where he practiced law for most of his nearly 30-year legal career. At the firm, he had an expansive FERC practice, counseling and representing clients in nearly all industry sectors, including natural gas, conventional electricity, oil, hydropower, wind power and […]

Leadership Changes Announced by INGAA

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) today announced the retirement of Terry Boss, senior vice president of environment, safety and operations, after a distinguished 33-year career in the pipeline industry, including 23 years with INGAA. Boss, who has led INGAA’s efforts on pipeline safety and operations as well as physical and cyber security, will depart on Dec. 31, 2017. “Terry will be deeply missed,” said INGAA President and Chief Executive Officer Don Santa. “Terry brought great value to INGAA and its members on a wide variety of matters on which he could apply the […]

New Commissioner Takes Over at FERC

On Nov. 29, 2017, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) swore in Richard Glick as Commissioner. Glick was nominated by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, 2017. Prior to joining the commission, Glick was general counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, serving as a senior policy advisor on numerous issues including electricity and renewable energy. Previously, Glick was vice president of government affairs for Iberdrola’s renewable energy, electric and gas utility, and natural gas storage businesses in the United […]

Brian Nessen Joins Gulf Publishing Company as Group Publisher for Pipelines and Infrastructure Group

Brian Nessen, an experienced business-to-business media and trade show executive, has joined Gulf Publishing Company as Group Publisher. Nessen will manage a group that includes Pipeline & Gas Journal, Underground Construction, Underground Construction Technology conference and exhibition, and the Pipeline Opportunities Conference. Gulf Publishing Company acquired the publications and conferences managed by Nessen in its acquisition of Oildom Publishing in April 2017. “We are very pleased to have Brian join our management team,” said John Royall, President and CEO of Gulf Publishing Company. “The pipeline and infrastructure segment gives us a very strong and growing […]

Lutz Named Associate Director of API-PA

The Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania (API-PA), API’s Pennsylvania division, has named Jonathan Lutz Associate Director. “Lutz’ experience supporting the commonwealth’s conservation efforts, environmental stewardship, and energy growth is critical for Pennsylvania at a key moment for local and state energy policy discussions,” said API-PA Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman. “API-PA will continue to promote the benefits from greater use of natural gas in power generation, manufacturing, commercial and residential markets, as well as continued environmental protection, sound engineering, and safe operating practices. These successes that have positioned the commonwealth as a leading force in America’s energy […]

Plains All American Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) and Plains GP Holdings today announced its management succession plan and transition process concerning Greg Armstrong’s retirement as Chief Executive Officer, effective at the end of 2018. Under the plan approved by PAA’s Board of Directors, Willie Chiang, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – U.S., will become CEO upon Armstrong’s retirement, with Armstrong continuing to serve as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors through December 2019. “It has been an honor and a privilege to work at Plains for over 36 years and to serve the […]

FERC Nominees Confirmed by Senate

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Kevin McIntyre and Richard Glick to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). McIntyre will serve as Chairman. McIntyre, co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day, will serve out the remainder of a term that ends June 2018 and a full term that ends June 2023. Glick, general counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will serve out the remainder of a term that ends June 2022. “I am very pleased to welcome Kevin and Rich to […]

INGAA Board Elects New Chairman

The board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America has elected Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company (IPOC) President Jeffrey Bruner as chairman of the INGAA board of directors for a one‐year term, effective immediately. “As the chairman of INGAA, Jeff will lead our industry’s efforts to promote pipelines as the essential link in achieving natural gas’ potential as a solution to the nation’s energy, environmental and economic challenges,” said INGAA President and CEO Don Santa. “Jeff’s experience and expertise also will guide INGAA’s efforts to ensure safe operations and responsible construction.” As chairman, Bruner […]

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