The leadership team for the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility planned in Coos Bay, OR, and related Pacific Connector transmission pipeline has been changed, according to Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. Senior Vice President Stu Taylor, in charge of marketing, new ventures and corporate development, assumed leadership from former CEO Elizabeth Spomer. Pembina spokesman Michael Hinrichs said the company remains "committed to and continues to make progress on Jordan Cove and the 232-mile Pacific Connector connecting transmission pipeline in southern Oregon. We continue to make progress on numerous other federal, state and local permitting requirements.” A final investment decision is expected once regulatory and environmental approvals are completed.
Calgary-based AltaGas Ltd. has accepted the resignation of CEO and President David Harris, who has led the company for two years. The board is reviewing a complaint about Harris, which it said is “not related to AltaGas' strategy, operations or financial reporting.” Harris said it had been a privilege to lead the energy infrastructure company, which focuses on natural gas, power and regulated utilities. "AltaGas has exceptional assets, and is poised to become a leader in the new energy economy,” he said. Interim co-CEOs will be Chairman David Cornhill and board member Phillip Knoll. Cornhill founded AltaGas in 1994 and served as CEO until April 2016. A search for a permanent CEO is underway.