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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..

Senior Management Changes Announced by FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy Corp. today announced management changes designed to aid the company’s transition to a fully-regulated utility. They include: James F. Pearson, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, named executive vice president, Finance Steven E. Strah, currently senio..

Hydro One Tabs Meneley as Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer

Hydro One Limited today announced the appointment of Patrick Meneley as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Corporate Development Officer, effective March 1.  In his new role, he will be responsible for leading strategy, innovation and mergers and acquisitions. Meneley most recently served..

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..

Navigant Names Yingling to Board of Directors

Navigant today announced that Jeffrey Yingling, a prominent financial executive and long-time investment banker, has been elected to the company’s board of directors, effective Feb. 12, 2018. “We are pleased to welcome Jeff Yingling to our board of directors,” said Julie Howard, chairman and CEO of..

NextDecade Promotes Schatzman to CEO

NextDecade Corporation today announced Matthew K. Schatzman, the company’s current president, has been named CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2018.  Schatzman replaces Kathleen M. Eisbrenner, who founded NextDecade in 2010 and will remain Chairman of NextDecade’s Board of Directors. “I am proud of our achiev..

API President to Step Down in August

After 10 years running one of Washington’s most influential associations covering all aspects of the oil and natural gas sector, API President and CEO Jack Gerard today announced he will step down when his current contract ends in August 2018. Until then, he will continue to direct the association’s..

Shell Midstream Partners Tabs Nichols as Next CEO

Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. today announced John Hollowell will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Midstream Partners GP LLC, the company’s general partner, effective March 31, 2018.  Kevin Nichols, Vice President for Shell Pipeline Company LP, will succeed Hollowell and rep..

API Names Robbins Arkansas Petroleum Council Executive Director

The American Petroleum Institute (API) today named Kelly Robbins Executive Director for the Arkansas Petroleum Council. Robbins will be replacing Tom Parker, who retired Dec. 31, 2017. “In his roles as both API Arkansas Executive Director and Southern Region Director, Tom has overseen critical mome..

Pembina Announces Senior Management Appointments

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has announced several senior executive appointments. The new senior executives will report directly to Mick Dilger, Pembina’s President & Chief Executive Officer, and include: Jason Wiun, Senior Vice President (“SVP”) & Chief Operating Officer, Pipelines –..

Con Edison of New York Names New President

Con Edison Co. of New York, Inc., a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., has named Timothy P. Cawley president. Cawley replaces Craig Ivey, who retired after eight years as president of the company. “Tim is a proven leader in safety and reliability, with expertise in our operations and an unwav..

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..