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Associations in the News April 2021

Associations  The National Utility Contractors Association’s (NUCA) Board of Directors formally inducted Lauren Atwell as the group’s annual meeting in Naples, Florida.  Also elected to the leadership team at the Feb. 6 NUCA Annual Meeting was Ryan Kinning of Pender, Neb., as chairman-elect; Tom ..

Offshore Technology Conference Names New Executive Director

Leigh Ann Runyan, CMP, will take over as executive director of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in mid-April. She replaces Stephen Graham, who is retiring.

Industry Group Says Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Misses Opportunity for Pipelines

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan with higher corporate taxes, which is facing criticism from Republicans and industry support groups including the American Petroleum Institute who say it will kill jobs.

New Poll Shows Widespread U.S. Support for Pipelines

The Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released new polling data measuring the sentiment of the American public toward pipelines, climate change and the energy transition.

Early Registration Open for 23rd World Petroleum Congress

Early bird registration for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress is now open and available through April 30th.

Associations in the News March 2021

Slater The board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) has elected David Slater to serve as chairman of the organization for a one-year term. INGAA’s board also elected Kim Watson, Kinder Morgan’s president of North Regio..

INGAA Chairman Emphasizes Climate Goals, Importance of Natural Gas

As a president and chief operating officer of DTE Midstream, David Slater is not only well suited to be INGAA chairman but is also eager to serve in the position he was recently elected to by the association’s Board of Directors.

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Associations  TPA  Shay Bluntzer, executive director of Public Affairs for NuStar Energy, has been elected chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). In his role at NuStar, one of the largest U.S. independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators, Bluntzer has helped build the company’s..

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 INGAA Foundation Elects Waller, Jorgensen as Chair, Vice Chair  Waller The INGAA Foundation’s board of directors announced the election of Susan Waller, a long-time natural gas industry executive as the new chair of the organization.   Additionally, the..

World Petroleum Congress on Track One Year Out

With slightly less than one year to go until the opening day, momentum continues to build behind the 23rd World Petroleum Congress (WPC), which looks set to continue into 2021.

As Biden Cabinet Takes Shape, API Seeks Voice in Energy, Climate Policy

The American Petroleum Institute on Thursday reached out to the incoming Biden administration to collaborate on climate and energy policy, calling energy a non-partisan issue that modern life depends on.

PPI’s Fink Sees Expanding Role for Plastic Pipe

Despite taking the reins of PPI at the outset of a global pandemic, Fink sees a bright future for the plastics pipe industry and a growing role for its products across an expanding range of underground applications.

APGA Focuses on Industry Safety, Advocacy

In this interview, APGA Chairman John Leary discusses the association's priorities for the coming year, helping members who are coping with the coronavirus and engaging the public concerning natural gas and other topics.

23rd World Petroleum Congress On Track One Year Out

With last weekend marking one year to go until the opening day, momentum continues to build behind the 23rd World Petroleum Congress in Houston, according to the 23rd World Petroleum Congress Organizing Committee.

INGAA Foundation Elects Waller, Jorgensen as Chair, Vice Chair

The INGAA Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Susan Waller, a long time natural gas industry executive as the new chair of the organization. Additionally, the Board elected Marty Jorgensen to serve as the Foundation’s vice chair.

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The Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers officers for 2020-2021 include Jude Boudreaux, president, Offshore Energy Services, Inc.; Bryan Leger, first vice president, Premium Oilfield Services; Jordan Woods, second vice president, Delta Energy Consultants; Sharon Moore,..

INGAA Names New Vice President of Government Affairs

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) announced that Christopher “C.J.” Osman has been appointed Vice President of Government Affairs, a critical role in its advocacy efforts.

INGAA's New CEO Stresses Great Industry Engagement

In this month's Executive Commentary, INGAA's new president and CEO, Amy Andryszak, shares her thoughts on her new job, new regulatory policies and the need for pipeline companies to engage the general public.

Texas Pipeline Association Study Shows Economic Impact of Texas Pipelines

A study commissioned by the Texas Pipeline Association revealed that the Texas oil and gas pipeline industry had a $48.6 billion impact on the state in 2019.

API Fact-Checks Presidential Debate Energy Positions

Responding with a fact-check of the presidential debate, API called for bipartisan solutions that do not force a false choice between protecting the environment and growing the U.S. economy.

Majors Win Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards

Citgo, Colonial and Marathon were the big winners of the American Petroleum Institute (API) 2019 Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards.

OPEC Says Group Will Ensure Oil Prices do not Plunge Again

The Secretary General of OPEC told an energy conference that the group and its allies will ensure oil prices do not drop off again as they did earlier this year in response to collapsing demand.

UCT Conference Moves to Late Spring

The Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) has been moved from late January 2021 to May 18-20 at Music City Center in Nashville.

Nearly $14 Billion Ready to Invest in Post-COVID Economic Recovery — Report

A new report from the Consumer Energy Alliance details nearly $14 billion worth of economic activity is being threatened by delays, obstructions and cancellations of pipeline infrastructure projects.

INGAA Appoints Amy Andryszak as New President and CEO

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) announced on Wednesday the appointment of Amy Andryszak as the association's new President and CEO.

Environmental Partnership Releases Report, Expands to Pipeline Companies

The Environmental Partnership expanded its membership to midstream companies and released its second annual report, highlighting the industry’s progress in reducing emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and working together to protect the environment.

GMRC Report: Rotating to the Future – Relevance Today and a Revolutionary Tomorrow

While change in the natural gas industry is happening at an accelerated pace, GMRC is thriving by embracing flexibility, adaptability and facilitating learning in action.

AGA: 5 Things U.S. Political Parties Must Keep in Mind When Outlining Energy Platforms

AGA President and CEO Karen Harbert outlines five energy principles that both Democrats and Republicans should consider in their national platforms before the 2020 election

API Names Distinguished Pipeline Safety Award Winners

Citgo, Colonial and Marathon were selected by their peers as winners of API's annual safety awards, which recognize leadership in fostering a proactive safety culture and sharing best practices with the industry.

Associations in the News

The Southern Gas Association announced the launch of four inclusion initiatives it said are designed to promote change and help end systemic racism. The efforts include development of a new blog and a panel series to provide platforms for communication of diverse perspectives, as well as a new Inclu..