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API looks forward to working with Skip Elliott at PHMSA

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WASHINGTON, October 6, 2017 – API today welcomed the confirmation of Howard “Skip” Elliott to be administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) at the Department of Transportation. 

“Skip Elliott brings a wealth of experience with him as he takes the helm at PHMSA,” said API Midstream and Industry Operations Group Director Robin Rorick. “As the regulator for the transportation of oil and natural gas products by pipeline and rail, PHMSA plays a critical role in ensuring that the nation can continue to take advantage of the U.S. energy renaissance. We look forward to working closely with the new administrator and the rest of his staff to advance our shared goal of promoting safety in these operations.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s 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.