Friday, August 14, 2009

Andrew J. Black named president of Association of Oil Pipe Lines

The Association of Oil Pipe Lines on Aug. 12 announced that Andrew J. Black will join the Association on Sept. 8 as its new president.
AOPL is a non-profit trade association representing 49 domestic and Canadian interstate common carrier oil pipeline companies. AOPL members carry nearly 85 percent of the crude oil and refined petroleum products moved by pipeline in the United States.
Tom Bannigan, president, products pipelines, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, and chairman of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, said, "Andy brings a unique blend of public and private sector experience to the leadership of AOPL. He has federal regulatory, industry and Capitol Hill experience that positions him well to guide the industry as it addresses the opportunities and challenges of an increasingly complex legislative and regulatory environment."
Black joins AOPL from El Paso Corp. where he was director, Federal Government Relations. He previously served as director, Office of External Affairs, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and as deputy staff director, policy, for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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