AOPL President to Speak at 2017 Pipeline Opportunities Conference
Andy Black, President and CEO of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), a trade association in Washington, D.C., whose membership is owners and operators of energy liquids pipelines, will be a featured speaker at the 13th annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference on March 21, 2017 at the Omni Galleria Hotel in Houston.
According to Jeff Share, Editor of Pipeline & Gas Journal and conference organizer, Black will be on a panel that will discuss post-election issues likely to affect the oil and natural gas pipeline business, in particular new construction opportunities and challenges,
Black leads outreach to Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), other government agencies, trade associations, and key stakeholder groups. He has testified before congressional committees and state legislatures on behalf of AOPL and its members, and discusses pipeline issues regularly with the media. .
He previously served as Director of Federal Government Relations for the El Paso Corporation. Prior to that, he was Director of the Office of External Affairs for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He spent a 13 years on Capitol Hill as a staff member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and for Texas Congressman Joe Barton.