Trump Effect: How the Administration Could Reshape Pipeline Regulation

A Conversation with Babst Calland Energy Attorney Keith Coyle P&GJ: What are you hearing from the pipeline industry in terms of its expectations on anticipated federal regulatory reforms resulting from President Trump’s executive actions? What are the financial and safety stakes at hand? Coyle: Th..

Pierce Norton Sets a Proactive Path for AGA

Pierce Norton’s career had already spanned six different companies before he joined ONEOK in 2004, but he had effectively been working there all along.  By the time he became president of its distribution companies, Tulsa-based ONEOK owned every natural gas system that Norton had operated since join..

Kimberly Demuth Represents a Changing Energy Industry

When Kimberly Demuth began work in January for TRC Companies Inc., its significance marked the growing desire for firms involved in infrastructure development to hire environmental specialists. TRC is known as an industry leader for engineering, environmental consulting and construction management ..

New Jersey Natural Gas Appoints New VP of Regulatory Affairs

New Jersey Natural Gas today announced the appointment of Mark G. Kahrer as vice president of regulatory affairs, effective May 8, 2017. In this role, Kahrer will oversee the company’s regulatory strategy. “Mark Kahrer has been a leader in the utility industry for more than three decades, and we ar..

Federal Energy Regulator Says She Won't Seek New Term

One of FERC's two remaining members says she won't pursue reappointment after her term expires in June.

Pipeline Law Firm Names New Energy Regulatory Partner

Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC, a Houston-based oil and gas pipeline law firm, has added Sabina Walia to its energy regulatory team. Walia has represented major natural gas pipeline operators in a variety of FERC proceedings. She also advises clients on pipeline compliance, negotiates an array of m..

Apache Names New Midstream & Marketing Execs

Apache Corporation today announced the appointment of two new executives to its midstream and marketing team in the Houston office. Brian W. Freed has been named senior vice president, Midstream and Marketing, and Robert W. (“Bob”) Bourne has been named vice president, Business Development – Midstre..

Are Your Pipeline Controllers Satisfied at Work?

Are you satisfied with your job? Do you love your career? Do you expect the same thing from your job that your manager expects from you? Are you valued by your company? Over the last five years of studying workload and human factors in the pipeline industry, we have repeatedly asked these same quest..

OTC Names 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

The 2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will honor this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award recipients May 2 in Houston. As part of the OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon, the conference will recognize John Bomba for individual achievement, the LLOG Exploration Delta House Proje..

Plains All American Announces Numerous Leadership Changes

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has announced several officer changes. Retirements Dave Duckett has retired as CEO of Plains Midstream Canada (PMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of PAA, where he was responsible for directing business strategy, business development and acquisitions for PAA’s Canadi..

TRC Names Oil and Gas Industry Leaders to Integrity Management Practice

TRC Companies, Inc. announced today that oil and gas pipeline industry veterans DeWitt Burdeaux and Lane Miller have joined the company’s Integrity Services Practice as Training and Market Directors. Miller and Burdeaux, whose experience includes top roles in both the private sector and with the U...

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..