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Trump has Confidence in Pruitt as White House Probes His Ethics

President Donald Trump says he has confidence in Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, even as the White House investigates whether a condo rental by Pruitt was ethical.

EPA Chief Draws Trump Praise — and Ire

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering measured support for Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief whose deregulatory efforts make him one of the most consequential Cabinet members. But Pruitt, who is at the center of swirling ethics questions over his travel spending ..

Red Wing Shoes Unveils Wall of Honor as Tribute to Skilled Laborers

Red Wing Shoe Company recently unveiled its Wall of Honor, a monument that features stories about skilled laborers and their Red Wing boots, in the honorees’ own words. The Wall of Honor pays tribute to those who have handled some of the toughest jobs across America, such as delivering goods and ser..

Part 1: Racing and ILI Make Odd Companions

“Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another … The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wil..

AGA’s Young Professionals Program: Developing a New Generation of Global Industry Leaders

Lori Traweek is in her 25th year at the American Gas Association (AGA), where she now serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer. Among her vast responsibilities in this role, she’s responsible for making sure the association is ready and ab..

Anthony McMullan

Anthony McMullan has been hired by Burns & McDonnell to support a variety of pipeline projects out of the Atlanta office. He has a decade of engineering and project management experience, and will be involved with transmission pipelines, distribution, in-line inspection upgrades, as well as other na..

John Loiacono

John Loiacono, director of commercial services for the Enbridge, has been elected chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). The association made the announcement last Friday at its annual meeting, held at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Houston. He has Loiacono has 27 years of experi..

Bruce Niemeyer

Bruce Niemeyer has become Chevron Corporation’s corporate vice president of the Strategic Planning, effective immediately. Niemeyer previously served as vice president of Chevron’s Mid-Continent Business Unit. ..

Gavin Booth

Pipe and process cleaning specialist Pipetech appointed Gavin Booth as sales manager for U.K. and Holland, and Thomas Karlsen as sales manager of Scandinavia. The new additions add more than 20 years of oil and gas experience to Pipetech.    ..

Darin Hittle

Darin Hittle is the new president and CEO of rights-of-way and land management company Contract Land Staff.  Hittle has over a decade a decade of senior management and business development experience, primarily recently in leadership roles at the Wood Group and LW Survey Co.  ..

PLCA Names New President of Associate Members

The Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) has named Jared Shuler President of Associate Members. A PLCA member for nine years, Shuler, who previously served as the association’s senior vice president of pipeline contract services, will serve in his new role for a term of two years. The Presiden..

Sempra Energy CEO to Retire

Sempra Energy today announced that Debra L. Reed, chairman, president and CEO, will retire Dec. 1, 2018, and step down as CEO and president May 1, 2018. The company’s board of directors has elected Jeffrey W. Martin, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sempra Energy..

Adams to Retire as PECO’s President and CEO

Denis O’Brien, senior executive vice president of Exelon Corporation and CEO of Exelon Utilities, and the PECO Board of Directors, today announced that Craig Adams will retire as President and CEO of PECO, effective March 30, 2018. Adams will be succeeded by Mike Innocenzo, presently PECO Senior Vic..

SGA Sets Upbeat Course as Industry Veteran Takes Reins

Bill Cantrell’s father was an accountant by profession and a craftsman at heart, and some of Cantrell’s favorite memories are of helping him make furniture, cabinets and other improvements to their Tampa, Fla., home.  He credits this early enjoyment of building and “making things work” as a factor i..

Meet APGA Chairman Greg Henderson

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 S..

Winning Locally a Key in Battle with Environmentalists

To move ahead with pipeline construction projects, one industry expert says it is essential to gain the support of local residents.

Insider’s Perspective of an Industry in Transition

Industry insider gives insights on global deals that may impact pipeline construction projects in 2018.

Halliburton's Lesar Receives API's Top Honor

API has awarded its highest honor – the Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement – to David J. Lesar, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Halliburton Company. “Dave’s visionary leadership in the industry and generosity to the community made him an easy choice for API’s highest honor,” A..

Brian Nessen Joins Gulf Publishing Company as Group Publisher for Pipelines and Infrastructure Group

Brian Nessen, an experienced business-to-business media and trade show executive, has joined Gulf Publishing Company as Group Publisher. Nessen will manage a group that includes Pipeline & Gas Journal, Underground Construction, Underground Construction Technology conference and exhibition, and the P..

API-PA Names Lutz Associate Director

The Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania (API-PA), API’s Pennsylvania division, has named Jonathan Lutz Associate Director. “Lutz’ experience supporting the commonwealth’s conservation efforts, environmental stewardship, and energy growth is critical for Pennsylvania at a key moment for ..

Navigant’s Global Energy Practice Adds Four Senior Leaders

Navigant Consulting, Inc. today announced four senior-level industry experts have been added to the company’s expanding global Energy practice. The four experts joining Navigant’s global Energy practice are: Mike Bianco, Managing Director, Austin, Texas Bianco brings 26 years of experience in lead..

Plains All American Announces Management Succession Plan

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) and Plains GP Holdings today announced its management succession plan and transition process regarding Greg Armstrong’s retirement as Chief Executive Officer, effective at the end of 2018. Under the plan approved by PAA’s Board of Directors, Willie Chiang, t..

EPA Head Names Oil and Gas, Utility Executives to Science Advisory Boards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has named a slate of new members to federal science advisory boards, including several who work for chemical and fossil-fuel interests. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced his appointments Friday, after saying he would block sci..

Senate Confirms FERC Nominees

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Kevin McIntyre and Richard Glick to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). McIntyre will serve as Chairman. McIntyre, co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day, will serve out the remainder of a term that ends J..

Noble Energy Elects Ladhani to Board of Directors

Noble Energy, Inc. has elected Holli C. Ladhani to its Board of Directors, effective October 26, 2017. Ladhani is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive water management solutions to the unconventional oil and gas ind..

INGAA Board Elects Iroquois Pipeline President Jeff Bruner Chairman

The board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America has elected Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company (IPOC) President Jeffrey Bruner as chairman of the INGAA board of directors for a one‐year term, effective immediately. “As the chairman of INGAA, Jeff will lead our industry’..

Professor Quits over Denied Dakota Access Pipeline Seminars

Professor quits after his request to hold seminars over protests concerning the Dakota Access pipeline construction project was denied

SoCalGas Tech Cites Training for Life-Saving Response

When Southern California Gas Co. technician Jeff Catton pulled his truck into the cul de sac near a two-story residence, he was already thinking about what might lie ahead. A seven-year employee at SoCalGas, Catton was responding to what many might consider a routine call – an elderly couple in the..

MDU Resources Names New CEO of Pipeline Business

MDU Resources Group, Inc. has named Trevor J. Hastings president and CEO of WBI Holdings Inc., the company’s pipeline and energy services business. His appointment is effective Oct. 16. “Trevor has been with MDU Resources for 21 years, primarily in leadership and business development roles,” said D..

Tribal Head who Led Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Voted Out

Tribal leader who led opposition against the Dakota Access pipeline construction project voted out of office.