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South Carolina Petroleum Council

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has announced Bonnie Loomis as the new Executive Director of the South Carolina Petroleum Council (SCPC).

“Bonnie Loomis joins the council at a critical moment in South Carolina’s energy history and will help advance the oil and natural gas industry’s mission to grow jobs and strengthen the economy in the state,” said API Senior Director of State Government Relations Rolf Hanson.

“The majority of South Carolinians support development of offshore oil and natural gas resources, and the state has a unique opportunity to create thousands of jobs and add billions in additional state revenue.”

Ms Loomis joins SCPC with more than 20 years’ experience in and around South Carolina government. A South Carolina native raised in Charleston county, Ms Loomis most recently was an independent lobbyist working primarily on issues related to energy and the environment at both the South Carolina General Assembly and the South Carolina Public Service Commission.

“Having grown up in the Lowcountry, I cherish our natural resources and am thrilled to join API at this exciting and dynamic point in our state’s energy policy history,” Bonnie Loomis said. “Through thoughtful pro-energy policies, South Carolina’s tourism, military, commercial and recreational offshore activities can coexist with the good-paying jobs and increased tax revenue that will come from offshore energy activity.”

Ms Loomis is a licensed member of the South Carolina bar, and a cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the USC Honors College (Bachelor of Arts-Government & International Studies with a media concentration) and School of Law (Juris Doctorate).

Virginia Petroleum Council

The API has also announced Miles Morin as the new Executive Director of the Virginia Petroleum Council (VPC).

“Morin is an established local voice in the growing energy discussion in the Commonwealth,” said API Senior Director of State Government Relations Rolf Hanson. “Energy is critically important to Virginia, and the Virginia Petroleum Council will continue the energy policy discussion as we detail the path toward a brighter energy future, which means lower costs for individual Virginians and their families, a cleaner environment and American energy leadership.”

A native of the Norfolk and Virginia Beach area, Morin joins VPC after working on public policy matters at Capital Results in Richmond. Morin previously served as the policy development team leader for Congressman Scott Rigell’s (VA-2) inaugural run for the House of Representatives and as a legislative aide for Virginia State Senator Jeff McWaters. Morin is a graduate of the University of Virginia with dual degrees in Economics and Religious Studies.

“This is an important time for energy opportunities in Virginia,” Morin said. “Virginians support forward looking policies, including offshore oil and natural gas development, that can bring tens of thousands of good-paying jobs to the state and create many economic opportunities. The oil and natural gas industry’s experience in the Gulf of Mexico proves that commercial and recreational fishing, tourism and military activity can coexist successfully. Investing in offshore energy means a long-term commitment to job creation and government revenue in the Old Dominion.”

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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