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Shell Midstream Partners LP names Steve Ledbetter as next CEO

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Shell Midstream Partners LP has announced that “after a distinguished 29-year career with Royal Dutch Shell plc”, Kevin Nichols will retire as president and chief executive officer of Shell Midstream Partners GP LLC, the general partner of SHLX.

Effective March 1, 2021, Steve Ledbetter, vice president – commercial of SHLX, will succeed Nichols.

Ledbetter joined Shell in 1999 and has held roles with increasing responsibility within Shell’s pipeline, manufacturing and global lubricants businesses and served as president of Jiffy Lube International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell, from 2013 to 2018.

In 2018, Ledbetter was named vice president of Shell Pipeline Company LP, responsible for business development, joint ventures, oil movements and portfolio activity.

Since joining SHLX as vice president – commercial in 2018, Shell said Ledbetter “has been instrumental in driving the commercial success of SHLX, contributing heavily to the long-term resilience of the partnership”.

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