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ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE COUNCIL (EIC) ANNOUNCES FORMATION

Today, July 29, 2019, the Energy Infrastructure Council (EIC) announces its formation. EIC’s membership includes and is open to traditional and renewable energy infrastructure companies irrespective of company form, including public and private C-corporations, LLCs and partnerships, MLPs, infrastructure REITS and Yieldcos. The formation of EIC reflects the desire to adapt to the evolving industry landscape for companies developing and operating energy infrastructure and to address core public policy issues critical to investment in America’s energy infrastructure. EIC, formerly known as the Master Limited Partnership Association, will continue to promote and expand the MLP structure for both energy and non-energy MLPs.

Commenting on this change, EIC Chair Randy Fowler said, “We are excited to announce the formation of the Energy Infrastructure Council. Our diverse industry partners play an essential role in the ongoing development of delivering supply of our nation’s energy resources to the growing demand from both domestic and international markets. Through EIC, we will be better positioned to coordinate our advocacy on public policy through a robust, collaborative platform. We look forward to building on our successful and effective track record at the federal and state levels by expanding EIC’s scope to address both tax and non-tax issues of importance to our members.”

As part of the new association, EIC also has reconfigured its Board of Directors and Executive Committee leadership as follows:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • W. Randall Fowler, EIC Chair – Director, President & Chief Financial Officer - Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
  • Allen C. Capps, EIC Vice-Chair – Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Investment Review – Enbridge Inc.
  • Matthew C. Liuzzi, EIC Treasurer – Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer – USA Compression Partners, LP
  • Frank Murphy, EIC Secretary – Managing Director – Robert W. Baird & Co.
  • Alan S. Armstrong – President & Chief Executive Officer – The Williams Companies, Inc.
  • Kimberly Allen Dang – President – Kinder Morgan, Inc.
  • Jeff L. Holman – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer – Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Eric D. Batchelder – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – EnLink Midstream, LLC
  • Robert Baldwin – Partner and MLP Leader – PwC US LLP
  • Shay Bluntzer – Executive Director of Public Affairs – NuStar Energy L.P.
  • Jamie Buskill – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer – Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
  • John Ciolek – Managing Director – Credit Suisse AG
  • John W. Ketchum, President & Chief Executive Officer – NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
  • David P. Oelman – Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Robert G. Phillips – Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer – Crestwood Equity Partners LP
  • Clark C. Smith – Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer – Buckeye Partners, LP
  • Alan P. Swanson – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
  • Brad D. Whitehurst – Executive Vice President, Head of Tax – Energy Transfer LP

In other Board action, current MLPA Executive Director Lori Ziebart was named President and Chief Executive Officer of EIC.

For further information, please visit EIC’s new website address at www.eic.energy. For additional inquiries, please contact Lori Ziebart at (202) 747-6570 or lori@eic.energy.


The Energy Infrastructure Council (EIC) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of companies that develop and operate energy infrastructure. EIC addresses core public policy issues critical to investment in America’s energy infrastructure. Membership is comprised of traditional and renewable energy infrastructure companies irrespective of company form, including public and private C-corporations, LLCs and partnerships, MLPs, infrastructure REITS and Yieldcos. Members also include non-energy MLPs, service providers and other businesses and individuals supporting the industry.