Devon Energy official named NGSA president

Terrence L. Ruder, a senior vice-president at Devon Energy Corp., has been named chairman of the Natural Gas Supply Association, NGSA reported.

Nick Snow
OGJ Washington Editor

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 11 -- Terrence L. Ruder, a senior vice-president at Devon Energy Corp., has been named chairman of the Natural Gas Supply Association, NGSA reported.

Ruder, who directs Devon’s marketing and midstream operations, is the second executive from the Oklahoma City-based independent to lead a major Washington-based oil and gas trade association. J. Larry Nichols, Devon’s chairman and chief executive officer, is in the second year of his 2-year term as chairman of the American Petroleum Institute.

Ruder joined Devon in 1999 and has 35 years of US and international energy experience, NGSA said. He previously was the group’s vice-chairman and is a member of the Natural Gas Council, the Gas Processors Association, and the Texas Pipeline Association.

Other new NGSA officers beginning 2-year terms include Vice-Chairman Steve Kirchoff, of ExxonMobil Corp., and Sec.-Treasurer Clay Bretches, of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. R. Skip Horvath continues as the association’s president and chief executive officer.

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