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Texas Pipeline Association elects NuStar’s Shay Bluntzer as new chairman

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NuStar’s Shay Bluntzer is the new chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA), the intrastate pipeline-focused trade association.

Bluntzer is the executive director of public affairs for NuStar Energy LP, a San Antonio-based independent liquids terminal and pipeline operator.

TPA president Thure Cannon said: “I look forward to working closely with Shay, as our industry begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and faces the many regulatory and legislative challenges that lie ahead as we continue to build Texas’ essential infrastructure to deliver the hydrocarbons that Americans rely on every day.”

He added: “Shay’s 15 years of robust energy industry and government affairs experience at the international, national, state and local levels will be invaluable to the Texas Pipeline Association and its member companies, especially during the 87th legislative session.”

The organization added that Bluntzer serves on the board of the Energy Infrastructure Council and is active in government relations for various energy-related national, state and local trade associations. For more information visit