Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. ("BKEP" or the "Partnership") (NASDAQ:
BKEP) (NASDAQ: BKEPP), today announced the addition of Joel Kanvik as
general counsel replacing Chris Paul after his three years of service.
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Joel Kanvik, general counsel, Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (Photo: Business Wire)
Kanvik will serve as general counsel for the Partnership and brings more
than 20 years of experience to the organization, including 15
years at Enbridge Energy Company, Inc., a transporter of crude oil and
natural gas via pipeline.
"Joel brings more than two decades of legal experience and expertise in
a wide range of practice areas including an extensive background in
domestic and international legal affairs, business and environmental to
his position as general counsel, as well as an in-depth transactional
experience that will be vital as Blueknight considers the prospect of
future growth through acquisitions," said Mark Hurley, BKEP CEO. "His
knowledge of large-scale international projects, acquisitions both
domestic and international and litigation management in the midstream
sector gives him a deep legal understanding of our business operations.
Joel's leadership and insight as an effective negotiator to secure
agreements and drive solutions will be invaluable as we continue to grow
and expand our operations to ensure long-term growth and drive
Kanvik has experience in corporate law as well as private practice. He
most recently served as the Director – U.S. Law and Assistant Secretary
for Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. in Duluth, Minn. He provided legal and
business counsel to a family of corporations/limited partnerships,
including the development and execution for large-scale
construction/acquisition projects, mergers and acquisitions, contracts
and licenses, intellectual property, litigation management and corporate
governance. He developed and managed up to seven attorneys and five
staff members while at Enbridge. Prior to that, he was in a private
practice at LaRowe, Gerlach & Roy, S.C., in Madison, Wisc. Kanvik
received a B.A. in political science from Northwestern University and a
J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School and he is a member of the
State of Wisconsin Bar Association.
"I am pleased to join Blueknight and work with Mark and team to build on
the company's robust portfolio and continue the momentum in place as we
drive our high-value projects and execute our business strategy," Kanvik
said. "I have the utmost respect for the organization's leadership in
the industry and our shared value of operating with integrity."
About Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.
BKEP owns and operates a diversified portfolio of complementary
midstream energy assets consisting of approximately 9.6 million barrels
of combined asphalt product and residual fuel oil storage located at 54
terminals in 26 states, 7.4 million barrels of crude oil storage located
in Oklahoma and Texas, approximately 6.6 million barrels of which are
located at the Cushing, Oklahoma, Interchange, approximately 985 miles
of crude oil pipeline located primarily in Oklahoma and Texas and
approximately 240 crude oil transportation and oilfield services
vehicles deployed in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. BKEP provides
integrated services for companies engaged in the production,
distribution and marketing of crude oil, asphalt and other petroleum
products. BKEP is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For more
information, visit the Partnership's web site at www.bkep.com.
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