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Trump Names ex-McConnell Aide to Lead Energy Agency for Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday named a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as interim leader of the commission that oversees the U.S. power grid. Trump elevated Neil Chatterjee, McConnell’s longtime energy adviser, to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, for at least the next few weeks. The appointment came as Trump resumed his taunts of McConnell, the Senate’s top Republican, expressing disbelief that McConnell couldn’t persuade a GOP majority to pass a health care bill. “Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace […]

EQT Corporation Names New Midstream President and COO

EQT Corporation has named Jeremiah J. Ashcroft III senior vice president and president, midstream of EQT Corporation, effective August 7, 2017. Ashcroft was also appointed senior vice president and chief operating officer for EQT Midstream Partners, LP and will join the company’s board of directors. Ashcroft replaces Lisa Hyland, who has been with EQT since 2000 and announced her retirement in March 2017. Hyland will remain senior vice president, special projects for EQT through March 2018. “Along with an extensive background in the oil and gas sector, which includes operations, compliance, and the organic growth of […]

UGI Corporation Elects Dosch to Board of Directors

UGI Corporation has elected Theodore A. Dosch to the company’s Board of Directors, effective July 25, 2017. Dosch currently serves as Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Anixter International, a leading global distributor of network and security solutions, electrical and electronic solutions and utility power solutions. “We are excited to welcome Ted Dosch to our Board of Directors,” Marvin O. Schlanger, Chairman of UGI Corporation, said. “Ted has extensive financial, accounting and change management experience from his many years as an executive of publicly-traded global corporations. UGI will certainly benefit from his perspective […]

Trump Names Lawyer to Head FERC

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated energy lawyer Kevin McIntyre to chair the vacancy-plagued commission that oversees the nation’s power grid and natural gas pipelines. Only one commissioner currently serves on the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, leaving it without a quorum and unable to make decisions on interstate pipelines and other projects worth billions of dollars. If confirmed by the Senate, McIntyre, a Republican, would lead the five-member panel. Trump has nominated Republicans Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson to the commission and has said he intends to nominate Democrat Richard Glick. The […]

CMS Energy and Consumers Energy Make Leadership Change

CMS Energy and Consumers Energy have announced Jean-Francois (JF) Brossoit, currently senior vice president of transformation and shared services, will succeed Dan Malone, senior vice president of engineering, effective when Malone retires Nov. 1, 2017. Brossoit will assume the new role of senior vice president of transformation, operations support and engineering. He will be responsible for the company’s engineering roles, lean management office, supply chain, corporate safety and health, fleet, facilities, emergency management, real estate and general services. “JF has demonstrated a commitment to lean operating principles that can help us achieve world class performance delivering […]

Trump Approves Building Petroleum Pipeline to Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is taking steps to expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as President Donald Trump continues to push for U.S. “energy dominance” in the global market. The Interior Department is rewriting a five-year drilling plan established by the Obama administration, with an eye toward opening areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans that now are off-limits to drilling. It’s one of six initiatives that the president unveiled Thursday in hopes of generating more energy exports and jobs. “The golden era of American energy is […]

Trump to Nominate Richard Glick for FERC Vacancy

President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Richard Glick of Virginia to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the remainder of a 5-year term expiring June 30, 2022. Glick currently serves as General Counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Prior to joining the Committee staff in February 2016, Glick served as Vice President, Government Affairs for Iberdrola’s renewable energy, electric and gas utility, and natural gas storage businesses in the United States.  Throughout his career, Glick also has served in the following positions: Director of Government Affairs for […]

INGAA President Praises FERC Nomination

Don Santa, president and chief executive officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today applauded the White House for announcing its intent to nominate Rich Glick as a commissioner to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “INGAA applauds the announcement of President Trump’s intent to nominate Richard Glick to be a member of the FERC,” Santa said. “We respect Glick’s depth of experience and subject-matter expertise, and urge the president to follow up soon with a formal nomination. It is our hope that nominating Glick for the soon-to-be-open Democratic seat will facilitate a bipartisan agreement […]

AECOM appoints Randall A. Wotring as Chief Operating Officer

AECOM has named Randall A. Wotring chief operating officer, effective July 1, 2017. With more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, Wotring was promoted in September 2016 to group president, Technical and Operational Services. At AECOM, he has led the growth of the company’s federal services business with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Energy. Further, he has directed integrating and expanding AECOM’s government support, nuclear decommissioning and cybersecurity capabilities with other core services and into new markets. Wotring joined AECOM from URS Corporation where he previously served as president […]

Frontier Integrity Solutions Announces Leadership Changes

Frontier Integrity Solutions (FIS) has named Keyth Pengal as CEO and added oil and gas industry veteran Bill Boyer to its Board of Directors. These appointments are effective immediately. “FIS has an over-40-year history of quality, trust, and honesty with its customers, employees, and communities it serves,” Cyrus Nikou, Chairman of FIS and Founder and Managing Partner of Atar Capital, said. “Keyth will further strengthen these core values while bringing in his operating mettle, coupled with Bill’s 41 years of experience in oil and gas. This will be a great one-two punch to help accelerate the […]