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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.

Welding is Literally Brian Laing’s Middle Name

It’s been exactly 35 years since Brian Laing began work at CRC-Evans, a global leader in pipeline construction technologies, equipment and services. Since that time he has overseen the company’s growth into managing subsea services, field joint coating, weighting systems and non-destructive testing ..

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Advances FERC Nominees

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today advanced two of President Trump’s nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Richard Glick, a Democratic attorney and Kevin McIntyre, FERC’s chairman-in-waiting. Glick and McIntyre will now receive a vote before the full Senate. ..

NextDecade Appoints Matt Schatzman as President

NextDecade Corporation has appointed Matt Schatzman to the company’s newly created position of President. In this role, Schatzman will report to Chairman and CEO, Kathleen Eisbrenner, and, along with the rest of NextDecade’s management team, work towards positive final investment decisions on the Ri..

FERC Names New General Counsel

FERC has named James P. Danly General Counsel, effective Sept. 18, 2017.  He will replace David Morenoff, who has served as FERC’s General Counsel since February 2017 and will assume the position of Deputy General Counsel once the transition is complete. Danly comes to FERC from the energy regulati..

NextDecade Appoints Patrick Hughes to VP of Corporate Strategy

NextDecade Corporation has named Patrick Hughes Vice President, Corporate Strategy. In this position, Hughes will be responsible for corporate strategy and business development activities including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships. Furthermore, Hughes will overs..

EnergySec Honors 2017 Cybersecurity Industry Leaders

On Aug. 16, 2017, at the company’s 13th Annual Security and Compliance Summit, EnergySec recognized Michael Meason as Cybersecurity Professional of the Year and Andy Bochman as Cybersecurity Leader of the Year. Each year, EnergySec gives special recognition to individuals who have stood out among t..

KMG Nominates Margaret Montana to Board of Directors

KMG today announced that Margaret C. (Peggy) Montana will join the board of directors December 1, 2017. Montana is a former senior executive at Shell Oil Company with substantial international and operational experience in the pipeline and energy markets. “We are pleased to welcome Peggy Montana to..

Xcel Energy Elects New Board Member

Xcel Energy has elected David K. Owens to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. An executive with extensive experience in public policies concerning energy and utility operations, Owens is recognized as an industry expert on business transformation. After 36 years of service, Owe..

Robert P. Powers Elected to ALLETE Board of Directors

Robert P. Powers, recently retired vice chairman of American Electric Power (AEP), has been named to ALLETE Inc.’s board of directors, effective Aug. 23, 2017. Powers’ career in the energy industry spans 41 years through his retirement in August 2017. He most recently served as a senior adviser to ..

FERC Names New Chief of Staff

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has named Anthony Pugliese Chief of Staff. Since January 2017, Pugliese has served as Senior White House Advisor at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he helped oversee all aspects of the department, including pipeline safety and regulatory issues...

ABA Elects New Chair of Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

John E. Milner, partner in Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes PLLC, has been named Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, the premier forum for lawyers practicing environmental, natural resources and energy law. The ceremony took place on August 13, ..

Exporting Natural Gas to Mexico: An Opportunity for Texas?

As partners in the Houston office of the law firm Jones Walker LLP, Jennifer D. Hamer and Amy L. Vazquez have a front-row perspective on the legal and business issues surrounding the export of natural gas from the United States (through Texas) to Mexico. Hamer has a broad business practice in energ..

Plains All American Makes Leadership Change

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains GP Holdings today announced Oscar K. Brown has been appointed by an affiliate of Occidental Petroleum Corporation to serve as its designated representative on the Board of Directors of PAA GP Holdings LLC, replacing Ben Figlock. The PAA GP Holdings Board..

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Elects New Directors

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has elected Amanda M. Brock and Marcus A. Watts to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Since 2009, Brock has been the Chief Executive Officer of Water Standard, a water treatment company focused on water-based enhanced oil recovery, recycling and reuse of wate..

ScottMadden Announces New Rates, Regulation, & Planning Practice and Practice Leader

ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, today announced the addition of the new Rates, Regulation, & Planning practice and the promotion of Bob Hevert to Rates, Regulation, & Planning practice leader. Hevert joined ScottMadden in 2016, specializing in corporate fi..

Crowell & Moring LLP Adds Energy Lawyer

Crowell & Moring LLP has added Charles E. Schwenck to its Orange County office as a senior counsel in the firm’s Energy Group. Schwenck comes to the firm from Gordon & Rees, and has more than 40 years of experience handling transactions in the energy, natural resources, and construction industries..