Kelcy Warren, the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, was recently interviewed with PBS NewsHour. He discussed some obstacles he faced in his life and talked about how he is trying to give back to society in a way that no one else has done before.
Warren was born in November 1955 and grew up on a farm in rural Oklahoma. He eventually graduated from high school and went to college at Texas A&M University, where he graduated with degrees in economics and construction engineering. After college, Warren had opportunities to work with prestigious organizations such as Bechtel Group Co. but chose to work for his father’s company, The Warren Cos., which builds pipelines throughout North America. He worked there for several years until he launched his own company and became an oil pipeline entrepreneur.
Kelcy Warren started Energy Transfer Partners in 1995. Since then, the company has expanded significantly. Over the years, Warren has developed a reputation for working with local and national politicians to ensure his projects are approved and efficiently executed. In 2012, he received an award from the American Petroleum Institute for his outstanding service to the oil and gas industry.
Kelcy Warren aims to build Energy Transfer Partners into a Fortune 500 corporation that will eventually be traded on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq. The company will be listed as ETP LLC. To make this happen, Warren is working hard to expand the company’s portfolio of assets.
In the past few years, he has acquired Sunoco Logistics Partners, Rover Pipeline, and Regency Energy Partners. All these companies are merging with Energy Transfer Partners to help them grow and diversify. The company has grown significantly over the last few years, and if things continue as planned, it could quickly become one of the largest corporations in United States history. See related link to learn more.
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