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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..

Atmos Energy Promotes Hartsfield to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Atmos Energy Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed Karen E. Hartsfield, currently Senior Attorney, to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately. Hartsfield will also serve on the company’s Management Committee. Hartsfield joined A..

Tallgrass Energy Partners Makes Leadership Change

Tallgrass Energy Partners today announced that the company has named Dean Dick to lead its crude oil gathering business. Dick has nearly 30 years of experience in crude oil transportation services including trucking, gathering, terminals and DOT regulated pipeline transportation.  Previously, he wo..

EQT Corporation Names New Midstream President and Chief Operating Officer

EQT Corporation has appointed Jeremiah J. Ashcroft III as senior vice president and president, midstream of EQT Corporation, effective August 7, 2017. Ashcroft was also appointed senior vice president and chief operating officer for EQT Midstream Partners, LP and will join the company’s board of dir..

Energy Lawyer Marvin T. Griff Joins Thompson Hine’s Corporate Practice

Thompson Hine LLP today announced that Husch Blackwell’s Marvin T. Griff has joined the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities practice in Washington, D.C., as a partner. Throughout his career, Griff has counseled electric utilities, clean technology companies, alternative energy developers, in..

UGI Corporation Elects New Board Member

UGI Corporation has elected Theodore A. Dosch to the company’s Board of Directors, effective July 25, 2017. Dosch currently serves as Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Anixter International, a leading global distributor of network and security solutions, electrical and ..

PPG Names Marathon Petroleum CEO to Board of Directors

PPG has elected Gary R. Heminger, chairman and CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, to join its board of directors, effective immediately. He will serve on the PPG board’s audit committee and its nominating and governance committee. Heminger has been chairman of Marathon Petroleum Corporation sin..

Trump Chooses Lawyer to Head FERC

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated energy lawyer Kevin McIntyre to chair the vacancy-plagued commission that oversees the nation’s power grid and natural gas pipelines. Only one commissioner currently serves on the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, leaving it wit..

Tallgrass Energy Announces Leadership Change, Receipt of Settlement Payment

Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (REX) and Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP, REX’s operator, announced today that REX has received the cash payment of $150 million from Ultra Resources, Inc. in connection with the settlement of REX’s $303 million breach of contract claim, and that the payment has been dist..

Tillerson Gets Oil Industry Award, Says He Misses Colleagues

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a brief break from his diplomatic duties on Sunday, returning to his Exxon Mobil comfort zone to bask in the glow of approval from his former colleagues in the oil sector. Accepting a lifetime achievement award from the World Petroleum Cong..

Man Killed in Pipe Cleaning Accident Identified

BROWNSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 20-year-old man killed in an industrial accident in Brownsville. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office identifies the victim as Treston Isham of Fond du Lac. Authorities say Isham was cleaning pipes at utility contractor Michels Corp. wh..

Former FERC Commissioner Joins Law Firm

Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Colette D. Honorable, former commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Regina Y. Speed-Bost, chair of Schiff Hardin’s Energy Group, to its market-leading international Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) practice. Ho..

CMS Energy and Consumers Energy Announce Leadership Shakeup

CMS Energy and Consumers Energy have announced Jean-Francois (JF) Brossoit, currently senior vice president of transformation and shared services, will succeed Dan Malone, senior vice president of engineering, effective immediately upon Malone’s retirement Nov. 1, 2017. Brossoit will as..