Expressing concern about price volatility in the natural gas market, New Jersey, Virginia and Michigan regulators have directed local gas distribution companies to try fixed-price contracts and...
Jay L. Witkin replaces Jerome Feit, who retired, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's solicitor. Also at the FERC, Judith Ann Dowd will serve as an administrative law judge. Dowd joins the FERC from the National Labor Relations Board.
PacifiCorp hired John Carr as assistant v.p., global industrial sales. Carr joins PacifiCorp from Direct Services Industries, where he served as an executive director.
Melissa L. Reese was hired by CMS Marketing, Services and Trading as a natural gas trader. CMS Marketing is the energy marketing unit for CMS Energy Corp.
Electric Power Supply Association elected Carol E. Murphy to its board. Murphy, executive director for the Independent Power Producers, New York Inc., will represent state IPP groups.
Michael Baly III resigned as president of the American Gas Association. Baly joined A.G.A. in 1977 and served as president since 1990. Roger Cooper, A.G.A. senior v.p., is acting president.
Atmos Energy Corp. hired Larry J. Dagley, former Pacific Enterprise senior v.p., as its executive v.p. and CFO.
Harry J. Pearce, General Motors Corp.'s vice chairman, was elected to the MDU Resources Group Inc. board of directors. Pearce is a member of several other boards and business organizations and is a trustee of Howard University.
Gas Transmission Corp., one of three new companies formed when Oglethorpe Power Corp. divided its generation, transmission and operations functions, hired Julian Brix, as COO. Brix joins GTC from Cooperative Power where he served as GM. Ron Larson, assistant CP general manager, will be acting GM.
Carl F. Benscheidt, former producer/ director for the CBS Evening News, joined the Washington Water Power Co. as corporate communications director.
Edison International hired former president of Ameritech Security Monitoring, Stephen Pazian, as its retail businesses president/CEO. Pazian will be responsible for Edison's unregulated companies.
David C. Riggan resigned as AmeriGas Propane Inc., v.p., finance and accounting to accept a senior finance position unrelated to the propane industry.
Gas Research Institute elected three directors to two-year terms. W. Neal Wrinkle, director of Bath Electric, Gas & Water Systems; Peter J. Robertson, president of Chevron U.S.A. Production Co.; and Rebecca A. McDonald, group v.p. of Amoco Production Co. and group v.p., natural gas. Also elected were: Jack E. Little, president and CEO of Shell Exploration & Production Co., to serve a one-year term as chairman; and Donald R. Schnitz gas dept., manager of City Public Service of San Antonio, Texas, to serve as director.
Louis J. Dorey, was elected Destec Energy's mergers/acquisitions v.p. Dorey joined Destec in 1991 as a project development manager.
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America promoted several employees. Ralph E. "Skip" Horvath, previously senior v.p., is now executive v.p.; Lorraine Cross, promoted from v.p. regulatory affairs to senior v.p. regulatory affairs, will now be responsible for implementing INGAA regulatory policy including the FERC activities. John Ams is promoted to secretary for the association.
Glen P. Vacek was promoted from assistant controller to controller of American National Power Inc.
The U.S. Senate confirmed President Clinton's reappointment of Johnny H. Hayes to the TVA board of directors. Hayes' main focus is on economic