New Jersey Resources Appoints New Senior Vice President and General Counsel

New Jersey Resources has appointed Nancy A. Washington as senior vice president and general counsel. In this role, Washington will be responsible for developing and directing the corporate legal function and overseeing corporate compliance. “We are very pleased to welcome Nancy Washington to our te..

Williams Tabs Federal Judge as New Senior VP

The Williams Companies, Inc. has announced that United States Magistrate Judge T. Lane Wilson will become the company’s senior vice president and general counsel, effective April 17, 2017. Wilson is succeeding Sarah Miller, who previously announced her resignation, and will report directly to Willia..

Sempra Energy Appoints New Member to Board Of Directors

Sempra Energy has appointed Maria Contreras-Sweet to the company’s board of directors. Contreras-Sweet, 61, most recently served as the Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration and member of former President Obama’s cabinet from 2014 until the end of Obama’s term in January...

Howard Energy Partners Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel

Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC has added two new industry veterans to its growing leadership team. The company appointed Roy Patton as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, and Brett Braden as General Counsel and Senior Vice President. Both appointments are effective immediat..

Henkels & McCoy Names Elsaid Wahba Vice President – Executive Sponsor

Henkels & McCoy Names Elsaid Wahba Vice President – Executive Sponsor

American Midstream Appoints New Senior VP

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Burns & McDonnell Makes Leadership Change

Randy Schmidt has been named Managing Director of the Burns & McDonnell Terminals and Pipelines group, replacing Ted Born, who is retiring. Schmidt’s promotion was effective Jan. 1, 2017. Schmidt will be based in Houston, where he will lead a nationwide group of 140 engineering, procurement..

Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt to Oversee EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency he repeatedly sued to rein in its reach during the Obama administration. The vote was 52-46 as Republican leaders used their party’s narrow Senate..

Colonial Pipeline CEO Announces Retirement

Colonial Pipeline today announced that Tim Felt, the company’s chief executive officer, has decided to retire at the end of this month. Succeeding Felt as interim CEO will be John Somerhalder, effective February 1. “It has been a privilege to lead Colonial Pipeline over the past eight years,” Felt ..

LaFleur Selected as FERC Acting Chairman

President Donald Trump has chosen Cheryl LaFleur as Acting Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “It is an honor to again be asked to serve as Acting Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and I thank President Trump for the opportunity,” LaFleur said. “While I recogn..

Atmos Energy Names New CFO

Atmos Energy Corporation has promoted Christopher T. Forsythe to Senior Vice President and CFO, effective February 1, 2017. He will report directly to Kim Cocklin, Chief Executive Officer, and serve on the company’s Management Committee. “We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Chris’ talen..

Perry Steps Away from Dakota Access Pipeline

Rick Perry, Donald's Trump choice for energy secretary, steps down from boards of two companies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline construction project.

Longtime Pipeliner, Executive Charlie James Dies at 84

Longtime pipeliner Charles (Charlie) F. James, 84, died Jan. 7 in Mountain Home, AR where he lived. James was born in Holly Springs, AR to Bill and Amy (Higgison), and spent a great deal of time with his grandparents, D.E. and Arminda James, and his uncle and aunt, Gurt and Jewel James. James enter..

Enterprise Executive to Head Texas Pipeline Association

James A. Cisarik, Enterprise Products Holdings senior vice president of Government Affairs and Public Relations, 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..

Incoming INGAA Chair Emphasizes ‘Common Good’ in Energy Debate

Incoming INGAA chairwoman, Diane Leopold, says natural gas pipeline construction projects will help America's economy for decades to come.

Burns & McDonnell Grows Environmental Studies & Permitting Team

Erica Bowyer-Grason has joined Burns & McDonnell in the Northeast as a project manager. In this role, she will lead environmental permitting projects — specifically within the natural gas and energy industries — from the firm’s new location in Pennsylvania. “Erica brings to the team a valuable pers..

Transportation Secretary Appoints 24 Members to Pipeline Safety Working Group

PHMSA appoints 24 to group tasked with improving pipeline inspection information sharing.

Kirby-Smith Machinery Names Woody Ferrell Pipeline Services Account Manager

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has appointed Woody Ferrell as Account Manager – Pipeline Services Division. In this role, Ferrell will focus on developing relationships within the oil and gas pipeline construction industry, and represent Kirby-Smith nationally as the company expands its presence in th..

Tillerson to Retire; Woods Elected Chairman, CEO of Exxon

Rex Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil will retire at the end of the year and be replaced by Darren Woods, currently president of ExxonMobil Corporation, effective Jan. 1. Tillerson was scheduled to retire in March 2017 when he reached 65, the company’s mandatory retireme..

Williams Names Two New Independent Directors

The Williams Companies, Inc’s. Board of Directors has appointed two new highly-qualified independent directors, Charles “Casey” Cogut and Michael A. Creel, effective immediately. The two new directors will stand for election at Williams’ 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, scheduled for May 18, 201..

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..