Perry Would Bring Oil Industry Ties to Energy Department

Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Energy secretary, has close ties to the Texas oil industry and has corporate roles in two petroleum companies pushing to get government approval for the proposed 1,200-mile crude oil pipeline that has stoked mass protests in North Dakota. Perry’..

Louisiana Pipeliners Association Names 2017 Officers and Board Members

The Louisiana Pipeliners Association, a non-political and non-profit corporation formed in 1996 for the purpose of promoting all aspects of the pipeline industry in Louisiana, closed out its year by electing new officers, reinstating board members and announcing it had raised over $100,000 in 2016 f..

EnLink Midstream Names New Senior Vice President to Lead Commercial Crude Oil Business

EnLink Midstream, LLC and EnLink Midstream Partners, LP have named Robbie Leffel Senior Vice President of Crude Oil Commercial. Leffel is leading EnLink’s commercial crude oil services, working to significantly increase the crude oil segment’s contributions to EnLink’s portfolio. “Robbie is..

Trump Picks Exxon Mobil's Tillerson to Lead State Department

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has picked Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, calling the oil executive with close to ties to Russia one of the most accomplished “international dealmakers in the world.” Tillerson’s business relations with Russi..

AP Sources: Trump Selects Rick Perry to lead Energy Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who famously forgot the Energy Department was one of the agencies he pledged to eliminate, is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to become energy secretary, two people with knowledge of the decision say. Perry is likely to shift the department away..

Trump to Nominate Oklahoma AG Pruitt to Head EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a source close to Pruitt said Wednesday. Environmental groups quickly denounced the choice. Pruitt, 48, has been a reliable booster of the..

New Jersey Resources Announces Executive Promotions

New Jersey Resources has named Amanda E. Mullan as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and Timothy F. Shea as Vice President – NJR Energy Services. Both executive promotions are effective January 1, 2017. Mullan joined New Jersey Resources in 2015 after serving in executive ..

Williams Elected CEO, president of PG&E as Part of Succession Plan

As part of its leadership succession plan, the Board of Directors of PG&E today elected Geisha Williams, 55, as its chief executive officer and president. She currently serves president, Electric of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the company’s utility subsidiary. In addition, Nick Stavropoulos, ..

Professor: Pipelines Should Benefit Under Trump's Rule

Rice University professor William Arnold gives his thoughts about the impact the Trump administration will have on pipeline construction projects.

Henkels & McCoy Names Rob Riess VP and Division Manager of the Pipeline Division

Henkels & McCoy, Inc., has appointed Rob Riess to Vice President and Division Manager of the company’s Pipeline Division. In this role, Riess will be responsible for coordinating the development of pipeline business and project strategy, as well as the management of all customer relationships. Ries..

INGAA Foundation Elects New Chairman

The INGAA Foundation’s board of directors has elected Thomas D. Hutchins, vice president of environmental, health and safety (EH&S) for Kinder Morgan’s natural gas business, as its new chairman for a one-year term beginning November 5. “Tom has extensive expertise in pipeline operation and en..

EQT Promotes Schlotterbeck to CEO, Effective Early 2017

EQT Corporation President Steven T. Schlotterbeck will succeed David L. Porges as CEO when Porges retires in the first quarter of 2017, following the filing of the Company’s 10-K. Porges will remain as Chairman of EQT’s Board of Directors for one year after the retirement. A similar leadership trans..

G2 Integrated Solutions Names Senior VP of Sales & Marketing

Dan Tipton has joined G2 Integrated Solutions (“G2-IS”) as its Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing.  In this role, Tipton will be responsible for all corporate sales and marketing related functions, and will play a key role in driving national sales strategies to generate demand for, and achiev..

AlixPartners Appoints Power and Gas Leader to Turnaround and Restructuring Team

AlixPartners has appointed Rick Peters as Managing Director of the company’s  Turnaround and Restructuring practice. Peters will be based in the firm’s newly opened Houston office. He will further enhance the firm’s extensive global power and gas restructuring practice, which has advised on some of..

The Pipe Line Development Company Hires New Sales Manager

PLIDCO®, The Pipe Line Development Company, has named Scott Wilson Sales Manager. As sales manager, Wilson will be responsible leading all aspects of The Pipe Line Development Companies’ worldwide sales efforts. Prior to joining PLIDCO® , Wilson was instrumental in building successful consulting pr..

Heath Consultants CEO to Retire

Heath Consultants Incorporated has announced its CEO, Graham Midgley, will retire at the end of November, 2016.  Jeffrey M. Tuttle, currently General Manager for Greer Commission of Public Works and current Heath Board of Directors member, will succeed Midgley as Chief Executive Officer. Tuttle was..

Swift Energy Selects New Board Chairman

Houston-based Swift Energy Company appointed former Chesapeake Energy executive Marcus C. Rowland as chairman of the Board, a role that had been filled on an interim basis since the company emerged from its Chapter 11 restructuring on April 11. Roland, 64, who was both executive vice president and ..

EnLink Midstream Strengthens Executive Leadership Team

EnLink Midstream has named Michael J. Garberding President and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for leading the company’s execution of long-term financial and growth strategies, and Benjamin D. Lamb Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. “I am excited about the promotions of Mike Ga..

Enbridge U.S. Director of Public Affairs to Lead Panel Discussion at the 2017 Pipeline Opportunities Conference

With national attention on the Dakota Access controversy, Pipeline & Gas Journal’s upcoming Pipeline Opportunities Conference will focus on the unprecedented challenges facing current and future construction projects in the industry. The conference, now in its 13th year, will be held March 21, 2017..

TAP hires Ulrike Andres as Commercial & External Affairs Director

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG has hired Ulrike Andres as its new Commercial & External Affairs Director. Andres has held a number of management roles at a senior level in the oil and gas industry and joins TAP from the Transalpine Pipeline Group – Europe’s largest pipeline company transporting crude oi..

FTI Consulting Expands its Houston Energy Practice with the Addition of Rick Porter

FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, has expanded its Houston Energy practice within the firm’s Economic Consulting segment with the addition of Rick Porter as a Senior Managing Director. He will be bas..

Henkels & McCoy, Inc., Names E. Kevin Shoosmith Vice President of Gas and Underground, East Region

Henkels & McCoy, Inc., (H&M) has named E. Kevin Shoosmith Vice President of Gas and Underground, East Region. In this role, Shoosmith will help expand H&M’s gas distribution and underground market nationwide. Shoosmith’s 25-year career with H&M includes over 10 years in the Infrastructure Engineeri..

Canadian Pipeline Vet Passes Away

Sherry Gettis, a veteran of Canada’s pipeline industry, passed away in Edmonton, Alberta on August 28. She is survived by her husband, Gerry Flatekval and three children, her mother, three sisters, two brothers, five grandsons, and a long list of friends, including many in the pipeline industry. The..

NACE President Has Faith He Can Make an Impact

NACE International’s 2016 President Alexander I. “Sandy” Williamson is on a mission and its core tenets can be found in his organization’s newly released Impact study, a groundbreaking document that provides economic information designed to stress the return on investment for taking corrosion preven..

IPLOCA President Atul Punj Overviews His Agenda

Atul Punj is president of the International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA), headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also chairman of Punj Lloyd, a diversified conglomerate providing engineering and construction services in energy and infrastructure, with interests in the d..

Business Agent: Striking a Balance Between Operators and Unions

For many, pursuing a family trade is a rare endeavor. My great-grandmother would float in a canoe on the murky waters of East Texas, shotgun in hand, hunting alligators. No one in my family chose to follow suit, but we all know the legend she was. Still, there is a lingering sentiment that surfaces..

Shell’s Ajay Shah on Developing Gas Markets

Shell Vice President Ajay Shah leads a global team responsible for gas market development from the regasification terminal through to the local downstream market. He has worked in Shell’s gas and power division for over half his career and was part of the team responsible for the start-up of Hazira,..

G2 Integrated Solutions Names Andy Scott Chief Technology Officer

G2 Integrated Solutions has named Andy Scott as its Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Scott will lead the progression of the company’s strategy to strengthen its position at the forefront of the rapid advancements in data and digital innovation, developing technology-enabled services and..

Christine A. Roy Appointed to IRWA International Ethics Committee

Christine A. Roy, a partner in Rutter & Roy LLP, has been asked to serve on the International Right of Way Association’s (IRWA) International Ethics Committee. The mission of the IRWA Ethics Committee is to promote and enforce the highest ethical and professional standards of the IRWA. Members revi..

T.D. Williamson Announces Transition in Board Leadership

T.D. Williamson, a Tulsa-based pipeline and services company, has announced the retirement of longtime board chairman and past president and CEO Richard (Dick) Williamson, who has assumed the position of chairman emeritus. He is succeeded by his brother Stephen Williamson, who has served on the boar..