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Following Tom Jensen's September 1, 2020 retirement, Explorer Pipeline's Board of Directors appoints Mark Hurley as the new President & CEO.

TULSA, Okla. (September 14, 2020) - Explorer Pipeline, a common carrier pipeline company headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mark Hurley as its new President and Chief Executive Officer to be effective September 21, 2020.

Mark formerly served as CEO for Blueknight Energy Partners, LP, located in Tulsa, Okla. for a period of seven and half years. Prior to Blueknight, he spent three years at Enterprise Products Partners in Houston, Texas where he led the newly formed Crude Oil and Offshore business segment.

Mark started his career with Shell Oil Company in 1981 as a process engineer at the Norco Manufacturing Complex located outside of New Orleans. He spent 29 years at Shell gaining experience in refining, lubricants, chemicals and midstream. His last role at Shell was president of Shell Pipeline Company. In this capacity, he sat on the Explorer Pipeline Board of Directors for approximately two years.

Originally from Maryland, he received his BS in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University.

On September 1, Tom Jensen, retired after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer for the past five years. Jensen joined Explorer in 1977 and worked in all areas of pipeline operations. He had served as President & Chief Executive Officer since 2015.


About Explorer Pipeline

Explorer Pipeline, headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., is a common carrier pipeline company with more than 200 employees. It transports refined petroleum products through an 1,830-mile pipeline system extending from Port Arthur, Texas to the upper Midwest and serving major markets, including Houston, Dallas, Tulsa, St. Louis, and Chicago. The southern system currently has a capacity of 660,000 barrels per day and the northern system currently has a capacity of 450,000 barrels per day.

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