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API awards Hackett 2013 Gold Medal
James T. Hackett, former CEO of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, is the recipient of the API’s 2013 Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement. The award is the API’s highest honour and recognises leaders who have made substantial contributions to the oil and natural gas industry throughout their careers. This year’s award was presented during the API Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida, USA.

'James Hackett is an outstanding leader who has helped to fuel tremendous success in America’s oil and natural gas industry,’ API President and CEO Jack Gerard said. ‘From engineering to finance, he has contributed decades of insight and innovation to the field.’

API board elects new chairman
Occidental Petroleum Corporation President and CEO Stephen L. Chazen has been elected Chairman of the API’s board of directors effective 1st January 2014, for a one year term. Mr. Chazen succeeds Marathon Oil Corporation’s Executive Chairman, Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr.

‘Steve Chazen’s experience and knowledge will reinforce API’s growing outreach to the public and policymakers,’ said Gerard. ‘He knows firsthand how America’s oil and natural gas industry creates jobs, generates revenue for the government, and makes our nation more energy secure. Under Steve’s leadership, API and our 15 million strong growing network of grassroots activists will continue our advocacy efforts on the benefits of the energy revolution taking place in the US.’

Edited from various sources by Claira Lloyd

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