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Massachusetts Petroleum Council hires David O’Donnell as associate director


Reid Porter | porterr@api.org | 202.682.8114


Boston, May 24, 2017 – Massachusetts Petroleum Council (MPC) today announced David O’Donnell as the new Associate Director for API’s division in Massachusetts. 

"O’Donnell has a strong background in promoting economic and job growth in the region and will champion our growing outreach efforts throughout New England on behalf of the oil and natural gas industry," said MPC Executive Director Stephen Dodge. "He will help promote the need for infrastructure investments such as pipelines that will help deliver energy efficiently and affordably to consumers." 

O’Donnell is a graduate of Northeastern University and received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. O’Donnell most recently served as vice president of policy at The New England Council in Boston. 

“The United States is leading the world in reducing carbon emissions while also leading the world in the production and refining of oil and natural gas,” said O’Donnell. “We need to make sure that New England benefits from our abundance of natural gas and that we have a modern infrastructure to keep up with demand. 

“The Massachusetts Petroleum Council looks forward to working with regulators to address the regional challenges that have made New England energy the costliest in the country.”

The Massachusetts Petroleum Council is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 625 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 40 million Americans.