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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..

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..