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Oklahoma energy briefs, March 7

Oklahoma energy briefs, March 7
Oklahoman Published: March 6, 2014
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SemGroup, Rose Rock name chief

SemGroup Corp. and Rose Rock Midstream LP will have a new president and CEO on April 1, the companies announced Thursday. Carlin G. Connor, who has more than 23 years of experience in the midstream industry, will succeed Norm Szydlowski. Szydlowski’s decision to retire spurred a comprehensive search for his replacement. Conner will be appointed to the SemGroup board and will also become chairman of the board of Rose Rock Midstream’s general partner. Conner has been with Oiltanking Houston LP since 2000, helping with its initial public offering as a master limited partnership in 2011. He was named managing partner of the Oiltanking Group in 2012. “We are excited to name Carlin as chief executive officer. His significant industry experience, in and out of US markets, as well as proven leadership capabilities and successful track record will serve SemGroup and Rose Rock well as we enter into our next phase of growth and success,” SemGroup Chairman John F. Chlebowski Jr. said. “The board is confident that we have the right team to continue executing our strategic plan for the benefit of our customers, partners and shareholders.”

OG&E lauded for emergency work

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. has received the Emergency Recovery Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its efforts to restore power in May after an outbreak of severe weather. The award is presented each year to an institute member, as chosen by a panel of judges after an internal nomination process. Multiple May tornados left more than 200,000 OG&E customers without power. CEO Pete Delaney praised the company’s employees for restoring service. “I applaud our members for their dedication to our customers and outstanding work during these back-to-back events,” Delaney said. “I’m especially proud that in these challenging circumstances, our members maintained their focus on working safely.”

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