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July 2017, Vol. 244, No. 7

Energy Transfer Partners Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. announced Michael J. Hennigan, president, Crude, Liquids and Refined Products, has left the partnership for another business opportunity. Prior to the recently closed merger of ETP and Sunoco Logistics Partners, LP (SXL), Hennigan served as president and CEO of SXL. “We are happy for Mike and his family that he has been offered a key leadership position which will allow him to remain closer to the Philadelphia area. Mike has built a team of experienced, strong leaders who have been running the legacy SXL commercial functions, and that...

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June 2017, Vol. 244, No. 6

People in the News Flow Management Devices Phoenix, AZ-based Flow Management Devices (FMD), a manufacturer of unidirectional captive displacement provers, has hiring Michael Cords as director of Applications Engineering. Cords has over 19 years of engineering experience in the oil and gas industry. His responsibilities include synergizing the design, engineering and manufacturing processes. Cords has specialized in design and engineering of cryogenic submerged motor pumps and liquid turbine/expanders while working for Ebara International Corp. and most recently as senior engineering manager for Nikkiso Cryo Inc. He helped develop a low-temperature, marine-based Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)...

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May 2017, Vol. 244, No. 5

Associations HomeServe USA, a provider of home emergency repair service plans, is partnering with the American Public Gas Association to enable APGA’s more than 700 member companies to offer customers access to a suite of energy-related repair service programs, including  gas piping systems, water heaters and heating systems. The service plans offered through HomeServe will provide homeowners with coverage that protects them from the expense and inconvenience of home emergency repairs – helping to connect them with qualified local technicians. HomeServe plan holders also have access to a Repair Hotline. APGA members can learn about...

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April 2017, Vol. 244, No. 4

Associations in the News Nancy J. Huston, president, Tall Oak Associates, Inc., received MEA’s inaugural Distinguished Environmental Professional Award. The award  honors an individual who made a significant contribution in the environmental area, especially the gas utility and electric sector. Huston spent 33 years with Nicor Gas before starting her own company in 2008. She worked as an engineering and operations manager until 1989 when she was asked to begin Nicor Gas’ environmental department, where she helped organize the environmental program, including USTs, wetlands/stormwater, waste disposal and air permitting, along with initiating Nicor Gas’ manufactured...

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March 2017, Vol. 244, No. 3

Names In The News James A. Cisarik, Enterprise Products Holdings LLC’s senior vice president of government affairs and public relations, was named chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA), the largest state trade association in the country representing the interests of the intrastate pipeline network. He replaces outgoing chairman Michael A. Heim. From February 2003 to January 2014, Cisarik served as a senior vice president of Enterprise, where he had primary responsibility for the oversight of the company’s intrastate natural gas pipelines and projects derived from LNG and other natural gas business development.  Prior to...

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February 2017, Vol. 244, No. 2

Association News Rob Beamish is the new executive director of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), replacing Kim McCaig who has retired. Beamish’s energy ties include two stints with TransCanada, including director, Supply Chain Series, and program manager, Control Centre Development for TransCanada Pipelines. He has a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Calgary , and an MBA and masters in Civil Engineering from Queens University. Beth Cyr Worrell, an Akin Group lawyer who represented the Pipe Line Contractors Association on the withdrawal liability with Central States Pension Fund, will join the PLCA...

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January 2017, Vol. 244, No. 1

Association News The Southern Gas Association Board of Directors named Bill Cantrell as president and CEO for the Dallas-based group. He replaces Mike Grubb who announced his retirement last summer. SGA has over 500 volunteer leaders serving on 60 committees. Cantrell has an Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Tampa. Cantrell began his career at Tampa Electric Co. and advanced through a number of positions with increasing responsibilities, and was named president of Peoples Gas in 1997. Later in his career Cantrell became president and CEO...

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December 2016, Vol. 243, No. 12

Association News The INGAA Foundation’s Board of Directors elected Thomas D. Hutchins, vice president of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) for the natural gas business of Kinder Morgan, Inc., as chairman for a one-year term beginning Nov.5. Hutchins has over 30 years of experience in the pipeline and energy industry, working in field engineering, project management, operations, and EH&S. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and later received an MBA. He began his career as a field engineer, building pipelines and compressor stations for El Paso Natural...

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November 2016, Vol. 243, No. 11

Association News The American Gas Association (AGA) elected Pierce H. Norton II as chair of its Board of Directors for 2017. Norton is president and CEO of ONE Gas, Inc. in Tulsa, OK and was elected alongside several other officers during AGA’s annual corporate meeting in San Diego, CA. Other board officers for 2017 include: First Vice Chair Kimberly J. Harris, president and CEO, Puget Sound Energy (Bellevue, WA); Second Vice Chair Joseph Hamrock, president and CEO, NiSource, Inc., (Columbus, OH); Dave McCurdy, president and CEO, AGA (Washington, DC); and Immediate Past Chair Ralph A....

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October 2016, Vol. 243, No. 10

Association News The Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA) selected a new president and executive director following the retirement of Louis D’Amico. Daniel Weaver, 37, will replace D’Amico, who served 22 years in the position. He will continue to serve in a consulting capacity. Personnel Changes  Henkels & McCoy, named Kevin Shoosmith as vice president of Gas and Underground, East Region. Dr. James Seaba has joined GTI as senior director of Technology Development. Exelon named Maggie FitzPatrick senior vice president of Corporate Affairs, Philanthropy and Customer Engagement. Concentric Energy Advisors added two employees to...

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September 2016, Vol. 243, No. 9

Association News Jim Skidmore, chancellor emeritus of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia, has joined the Natural Gas Training Council Board of Directors. The Council is a non-profit organization partnering with industry and communities to educate workers and increase knowledge of the natural gas industry. Personnel Changes Courtney McShane has joined Willbros Group, Inc. as director of Business Development for the Marcellus Shale and Eastern Seaboard regions. She brings several years of pipeline construction, facility construction and maintenance experience to Willbros. Previously, McShane represented several pipeline construction business units for portfolio company...

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TPAA Celebrates Decade of Service

August 2016, Vol. 243, No. 8

In 2006 several of Texas’ largest pipeline distribution and transmission companies joined together to form The Texas Pipeline Awareness Alliance (TPAA). The group commissioned the creation of television, radio and print ads using American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 1162, “Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators” (incorporated by reference in federal regulations) as their guide.  After 10 years, the TPAA executes the nation’s largest and oldest collaborative pipeline safety and public awareness mass media campaign. The primary goal of TPAA is to meet or exceed the RP 1162 requirements in reaching the affected public....

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