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Marathon Petroleum named the head of its midstream business, Michael Hennigan, as its new chief executive officer. He replaces Gary Heminger, whose departure was announced in October when the largest U.S. independent refiner launched a sweeping restructuring.   Spire said it promoted Steve Lin..

Enterprise Products CEO Puts Personal Spin on COVID-19

Enterprise Products Partners’ outspoken co-CEO Jim Teague used an April 29 conference call with investors as an opportunity to comment on the U.S. economic shutdown while reflecting on his personal experience during the 1950s polio epidemic and as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam in relation to the COVID-19 response.

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Koch McElroy appointed Geoff Koch, P.E., as vice president of product development, with responsibility for the design, prototype build and testing of all new equipment, in addition to supporting pipe fusion products. Before joining McElroy, Koch spent nearl..

iPIPE Boosting ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Pipe Leaks

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum confronted the pipeline industry nearly three years ago, suggesting that technological improvements were needed to overcome the trend toward increased pipeline leaks in his state.

AGA Chair Diane Leopold Brings Positive Outlook to Challenging Period for Industry

Diane Leopold became chair of the American Gas Association just in time for an unprecedented economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of Dominion Energy, talked to P&GJ about the challenges and opportunities facing the natural gas industry.

Marathon Petroleum Names Midstream Boss as New CEO, Will Retain Unit

Marathon Petroleum is not selling its midstream unit as it taps the midstream head to be the company's new CEO.

Pipeliners Podcast: Education Through Conversation

Over the last decade, podcasts have emerged as a popular form of distributing audio content to a broad, international public that covers specialized topics. In November 2017, the Pipeliners Podcast became the first such podcast focused on pipelining.

Associations

Prochazka CenterPoint Energy President and CEO Scott M. Prochazka has been elected chair of the American Gas Association (AGA) Board of Directors for 2020. Prochazka, who joined CenterPoint in October 2001, has previously served as chief operating officer, ..

Companies

Netherlands-based inspection and industrial services provider Intero Integrity Services announced it has acquired The Sniffers. Founded in 1991, The Sniffers is an emission monitoring and pipeline integrity services firm with headquarters in Belgium.   GreenGasUSA and Dominion Energy Carolina Gas (..

People

Occidental Petroleum Corporation announced the election of former Schlumberger Ltd. CEO Andrew Gould to its board of directors. His industry experience over more than four decades includes titles as chairman and CEO of Schlumberger from 2003 to 2011 and nonexecutive chairman of BG Group from 2012 to..

Meet INGAA’s New Security Director

Michael Isper is the new director of Security, Reliability and Resilience at INGAA. He began his energy career in the environmental and hazmat compliance field while at a mid-sized utility in Ohio, and later in Virginia at Dominion Energy.

INGAA President and Industry Veteran Don Santa Announces Retirement

After nearly two decades leading the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), Don Santa announced today that he will retire from the organization effective February 15, 2020.

Hamm/Berry/Stark

Continental Resources founder and CEO Harold Hamm will become executive chairman of the company. William Berry has been appointed CEO and President Jack Stark will assume the additional role of chief operating officer. ..

Gordon Blackwood

Gulfstream Services International appointed Gordon Blackwood as business development director.  He previously was regional director for National Oilwell Varco and has over 20 years’ experience working globally in the oil and gas sector. ..

Danny J. Rea

Ironwood Midstream Energy Partners announced that former Twin Eagle’s chief operating officer, Danny J. Rea, has joined Ironwood II as chief commercial officer and director. Since 2015, Mr. Rea has handled both commercial and operational management for Twin Eagle’s midstream assets, which include cr..

Michael L. Hollis

Pure Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company focused on oil and gas exploration and production, announced that it has named Michael L. Hollis as president. Hollis most recently worked for Diamondback Energy, a Permian-focused oil and gas producer, where he served as president and ch..

Greg Herman

BCCK Holding Company has appointed Greg Herman as director of business development. Herman will be based in both Colorado and Oklahoma, where he will develop and support company growth in North Dakota, Oklahoma and the Rocky Mountain territories. Herman’s extensive background in oil and gas includes..

King/Trefz

Emerson announced two promotions within its Professional Tools business: Justin King has been named vice president of engineering and Rob Trefz, vice president of marketing. In their new roles, King will lead the development and evolution of the entire Professional Tools line of Pipe and Electrical ..

Matt Pond

Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRA) has appointed Matt Pond as chief financial officer. His 20 years of executive management experience began at Energy Allows, and he previously served as vice president of Business Development at CRA. Pond also has partnered and co-founded materials companies, includin..

Ana Cervantes

Ana Cervantes has joined sealing technology and corrosion-prevention specialists Dekotec as technical sales manager for Latin American markets.  Cervantes, who will be based in California, has more than 25 years of consulting and sales experience in the pipeline business.  ..

New US Energy Secretary Slams New York for Blocking Pipelines

New U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette slammed New York state regulators for blocking pipelines that would bring natural gas from Appalachia to New England but did not specify whether the Trump administration could do anything to push the projects forward.

World Petroleum Congress Returning to US in 2020

Next year, the World Petroleum Congress (WPC) will return to the United States for the first time since 1987. P&GJ talked to organizing committee Chairman Jeff Shellebarger about the event.

People, Companies & Associations News

Smith  Scott Smith has been named president of Spire Storage and Spire STL Pipeline. In this role, he leads the company’s operations and commercialization of natural gas storage facilities in Wyoming and pipelines serving Spire Missouri East and other midwe..

U.S. Senate Approves New Energy Secretary

Dan Brouillette, President Donald Trump’s pick to succeed Rick Perry as energy secretary was confirmed by the Senate on Monday.

Rita Tubb

Former Pipeline & Gas Journal editor Maretta Faye Tubb, commonly known as Rita, died Sept. 27 at age 80. Tubb spent 21 years on the staff at P&GJ in the roles of managing editor and executive editor before retiring in 2016. She previously was on the editorial staff of McGraw Hill, where she helped ..

Brant Steele

Venturo named Brant Steele as sales territory manager in the Southeast United States. In his new role, Steele will serve crane customers across the region. ..

Tony Berthelet

Tierra Energy of Calgary appointed Tony Berthelet as chief operating officer. Berthelet was the president and CEO of Strategic Oil and Gas Ltd...

Stephen Rivers

International energy consultancy Xodus Group appointed Stephen Rivers as Subsea & Pipelines manager for Asia-Pacific as the company targets strategic growth and new projects in the region. His past roles have included engineering director for Peritus International Pty Ltd and senior vice president f..

José Firmo

Prumo Logística announced that José Firmo was named CEO of Porto do Açu Operações, the Prumo subsidiary that operates and manages the Port of Açu, in São João da Barra...

Kimra H. Cole

Columbia Gas of Kentucky named Kimra H. Cole as its president and chief operating officer, replacing the retiring Herbert A. Miller Jr. Cole has served in various leadership roles in marketing, engineering and operations during her 22 years with Columbia Gas of Kentucky and NiSource. She also served..