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Chesapeake Energy establishes office of chairman

Mar 30, 2013

The board of Chesapeake Energy Corp. has established a three-member office of the chairman while continuing its previously announced chief executive officer search process.

Gray named Australia's resources and energy minister

Mar 27, 2013

Following the resignation last week of Australian Minister for Resources and Energy Martin Ferguson, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has named Western Australian MP Gary Gray as the new minister.

API official chosen to lead ANGA

Mar 27, 2013

Martin J. Durbin, currently executive vice-president at the American Petroleum Institute, will become president and chief executive of America’s Natural Gas Alliance effective May 1, ANGA announced.

Job shuffle changes PetroChina leadership

Mar 19, 2013

Zhou Jiping, vice-chairman of PetroChina Co. Ltd., will serve as chairman until the election of a successor to Jiang Jiemin as chairman and director of the state-owned company.

Hand joins Laricina as senior vice-president, COO

Mar 19, 2013

Jim Hand has joined Laricina Energy Ltd., a private oil-sands producer based in Calgary, as senior vice-president and chief operating officer.

Bloomer new chief executive of Connacher

Mar 12, 2013

Christopher Bloomer, formerly with Petrobank Energy & Resources, has been named chief executive officer and a director of Connacher Oil & Gas Ltd., an independent oil sands producer based in Calgary.

Policing executive pay

Mar 11, 2013

Swiss voters recently approved tough pay limits for executives of privately owned companies, including a binding annual vote by shareholders on management salaries.

Gerard urges new Cabinet nominees to pursue sensible energy policies

Mar 5, 2013

Three of US President Barack Obama’s recent Cabinet nominees—Sally Jewell to be Interior secretary, Ernest J. Moniz to be Energy secretary, and Gina McCarthy to be Environmental Protection Agency administrator—potentially could have significant impacts on the country’s significantly improved oil and gas outlook, American Petroleum Institute Pres. Jack N. Gerard said.

Obama nominates McCarthy to head EPA, Moniz to lead DOE

Mar 4, 2013

US President Barack Obama nominated Gina McCarthy, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s assistant administrator for air and radiation, to succeed Lisa A. Jackson as EPA’s administrator. He also nominated Ernest J. Moniz, who directs the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative, to succeed Steven Chu as US Energy Secretary.

ExxonMobil appoints president of production unit

Mar 1, 2013

ExxonMobil Corp. has appointed T.R. (Tom) Walters as president of ExxonMobil Production Co. effective Mar. 1.

Kruger gets top jobs at Imperial Oil

Feb 26, 2013

R.M. Kruger has been named chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Imperial Oil Ltd., Calgary. He has been president of ExxonMobil Production Co.

Walker elected to chairman of Anadarko

Feb 19, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. elected Al Walker as chairman, effective May 14. He also will continue to serve as president and chief executive officer.

BP appoints Townshend as Russia group senior vice-president

Feb 6, 2013

BP PLC has appointed Michael Townshend as senior vice-president, BP Russia, effective Mar. 1. Currently Townshend serves as BP regional president, Iraq.

Obama nominates REI CEO as new Interior secretary

Feb 6, 2013

US President Barack Obama has nominated Sally Jewell, Recreational Equipment Inc. chief executive officer, to succeed US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar.

Chu confirms plans to leave DOE later this year

Feb 1, 2013

US Sec. of Energy Steven Chu said he will not serve a second term, but added that he will stay at least until the end of February and possibly longer to help his successor’s transition.

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