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API hires Miles Morin to direct the Virginia Petroleum Council

Reid Porter | | 202.682.8114

Richmond, Va., January 11, 2016 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today announced Miles Morin as the new executive director of the Virginia Petroleum Council (VPC).

“Morin is an established local voice in the growing energy discussion in the Commonwealth,” said API Senior Director of State Government Relations Rolf Hanson. “Energy is critically important to Virginia, and the Virginia Petroleum Council will continue the energy policy discussion as we detail the path toward a brighter energy future, which means lower costs for individual Virginians and their families, a cleaner environment and American energy leadership.” 

A native of the Norfolk and Virginia Beach area, Morin joins VPC after working on public policy matters at Capital Results in Richmond. Morin previously served as the policy development team leader for Congressman Scott Rigell’s (VA-2) inaugural run for the House of Representatives and as a legislative aide for Virginia State Senator Jeff McWaters. Morin is a graduate of the University of Virginia with dual degrees in Economics and Religious Studies.

“This is an important time for energy opportunities in Virginia,” Morin said. “Virginians support forward-looking policies, including offshore oil and natural gas development, that can bring tens of thousands of good-paying jobs to the state and create many economic opportunities. The oil and natural gas industry’s experience in the Gulf of Mexico proves that commercial and recreational fishing, tourism and military activity can coexist successfully. Investing in offshore energy means a long-term commitment to job creation and government revenue in the Old Dominion.”

VPC is a division of API, which represents all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 650 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 30 million Americans.