API Names Phillips 66 CEO the New Chairman

Phillips 66 CEO Greg Garland has been named Chairman of the American Petroleum Institute, the oil and gas sector trade group said Wednesday. He will serve two years as the API chair. He succeeds Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods, who will remain on Washington-based API’s executive committee.

As a chemical engineer, Garland has more than 30 years of industry experience in technical and executive leadership positions within the natural gas and oil and chemicals industries. Previously, Garland had served as Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production, Americas, for ConocoPhillips. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, Garland was President and CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, which is now a joint venture between Phillips 66 and Chevron. Garland has led the Houston-based refining giant since Phillips 66 was spun out of ConocoPhillips in 2012. 

“The natural gas and oil industry finds itself in a transformative era,” Garland said. “The challenges and opportunities facing the industry have never been greater, and technological innovation is driving unprecedented change for the better. I’m honored to lead API’s board during such a dynamic time for the industry and look forward to working together to build on our nation’s energy progress.”

“Greg’s dynamic leadership and vision for our nation’s energy future will be invaluable assets to API during a critical time in our industry’s history,” API President and CEO Mike Sommers said. “API is extremely fortunate to have Greg’s expertise as the natural gas and oil industry continues to address the challenge of meeting growing energy demand while driving environmental progress. Our industry has been extraordinarily fortunate to have the leadership of Darren Woods throughout his chairmanship, and I am especially grateful for his guidance and wisdom from the beginning of my tenure here at API.”

API sets technical standards and rules for the oil and gas industry while also serving as a political lobbying and marketing partner.

Press Details Courtesy of API. 
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