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 […]
Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. today announced John Hollowell will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Midstream Partners GP LLC, the company’s general partner, effective March 31, 2018. Kevin Nichols, Vice President for Shell Pipeline Company LP, will succeed Hollowell and report to Shell’s Downstream Director, John Abbott. Nichols joined Shell in 1992 and has held roles with increasing responsibility within the company’s retail business and downstream strategy group in London. In 2012, Nichols was named Vice President for Shell Pipeline Company LP, responsible for business development, joint ventures, oil movements, and portfolio activity. He was involved with the […]
The American Petroleum Institute (API) today 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 […]
Pembina Pipeline Corporation has announced several senior executive appointments. The new senior executives will report directly to Mick Dilger, Pembina’s President & Chief Executive Officer, and include: Jason Wiun, Senior Vice President (“SVP”) & Chief Operating Officer, Pipelines – Wiun started his career with Pembina in 1997 and has held progressive roles across the company, most recently serving as Vice President, Conventional Pipelines. In his new role, Wiun will be responsible for the company’s natural gas liquids (NGL), crude, condensate, oil sands and natural gas transportation pipelines. Jaret Sprott, SVP & Chief Operating Officer, Facilities – Sprott joined Pembina […]
Con Edison Co. of New York, Inc., a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., has named Timothy P. Cawley president. Cawley replaces Craig Ivey, who retired after eight years as president of the company. “Tim is a proven leader in safety and reliability, with expertise in our operations and an unwavering focus on customer service,” said John McAvoy, chairman and CEO of Con Edison Inc., the parent company of Con Edison of New York. “He also maintains a strong focus on clean energy solutions, including energy efficiency and renewable power sources.” Before being named president of Con Edison Co. of New York, Cawley […]
Greg Henderson is the 2017-18 chairman of the American Public Gas Association (APGA). APGA is the national trade association for publicly owned natural gas utilities that are owned and operated by government entities rather than stockholders. There are over 1,000 public gas utilities in the United States and over 700 are members of APGA. Henderson was appointed Alabama-based Southeast Gas’ president and CEO in 2006 after having joined the utility as director of finance and administration and CFO in 1998. Before joining Southeast Gas, he was employed by PowerSouth Energy for 12 years and PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP...
John Davies, CEO and chairman of California-based Davies Public Affairs, warms to challenges, and that’s good news for a beleaguered energy industry that needs an eloquent and forceful advocate who can speak to the public. Davies has been active throughout the U.S. as a speaker at numerous conferences over the last 30 years. Today he has taken a special interest in the cause of the energy industry, which needs every bit of help it can muster in trying to overcome often-hostile environments and secure permit approvals in a timely manner. His efforts have included Dominion’s...
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. Prior to 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 […]
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. “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 […]
On Nov. 29, 2017, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) swore in Richard Glick as Commissioner. Glick 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, 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 […]
Mexico’s President, Enrique Pena Nieto, today named Carlos Trevino as CEO of state-run energy company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). Trevino replaces Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya, who was appointed as the country’s new finance minister. Trevino currently serves as PEMEX’s corporate director of administration and services. He previously served as the company’s corporate finance director and also twice served as corporate director of administration. Prior to joining PEMEX, Trevino held several positions within Mexico’s government, including senior official in the Ministries of Economy and Energy, undersecretary of expenditures for the ministry of finance and public credit, general director of Financiera Rural, and […]
Chris Banning has an insider’s feel for the increasingly intricate pipeline industry as the shale revolution has led petroleum companies to transition into different roles and strategies. The result has changed the entire landscape of the industry, either through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), or complex negotiations involving landowner contracts and mineral-rights agreements. Banning has worked since 2008 as a commercial negotiation consultant for The Gap Partnership, a global negotiation consultancy involved in 50 countries, in particular the oil and gas business. Here, he discusses the deals that are actively shaping the pipeline industry. P&GJ: The...