Oklahoma energy briefs, March 22

Oklahoma energy briefs, March 22
Modified: March 21, 2013 at 8:51 pm •  Published: March 22, 2013
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Plugging in

Williams gets new board member

Williams Cos. Inc. this week named Ralph Izzo to the company's board, expanding the body to 11. President and CEO of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc., Izzo has more than 20 years experience as a senior executive in the energy industry. “Ralph brings significant leadership experience in the North American energy industry to the Williams board,” said Alan Armstrong, Williams' president and CEO. “Ralph's deep knowledge across multiple disciplines of the energy industry and his background in science, public policy and business provide added strength to our board.”

Williams plans plant in Canada

Williams Cos. Inc. this week said it will build the first propane dehydrogenation facility in Canada. The proposed Alberta plant is designed to increase Williams' production of polymer-grade propylene, which is a key feedstock for plastics manufacturing. Williams is the only company in Canada producing the chemical. When completed in the second quarter of 2016, the facility is expected to produce up to 1.1 billion pounds of polymer-grade propylene, with the opportunity to double capacity with future expansion.

Reese creates training firm

Edmond-based energy marketing firm Reese Energy Consulting said Thursday it has created Reese Energy Training Inc., which provides energy industry training for nearly all positions ranging from new hires and field employees to midlevel management and executives. “After training through third-party providers for years, I looked to create an energy training company that attracted real-world professionals with the same passion I have for sharing unique perspectives and insights into today's energy industry possesses, technologies and decision-making,” CEO Steve Reese said.

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