Thomas O'Malley and Valero to be Honored with "Energy and Environmental Excellence" Awards

Aug 16, 2011, 09:00 ET from Hart Energy

HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas O'Malley, chairman of PBF Energy Partners, and Valero Energy Corporation will be recognized for their contributions to sustainable transportation fuel supplies and the environment at a gala dinner following Hart Energy's "Future of Transportation Fuels in the U.S." conference on September 21 at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

As President and CEO at Tosco, O'Malley was the first refiner (in 1998) to support EPA's low sulfur gasoline rule.  (Tosco merged with Phillips Petroleum in 2001.)  O'Malley will deliver the keynote remarks at the dinner.

William Klesse, chairman of Valero, will accept the award on behalf of his organization.  A Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, Valero is the world's largest independent petroleum refiner and marketer, with 15 refineries and 10 ethanol plants in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and the Caribbean.

The dinner is included with conference registration.  The evening affair celebrates industry and government collaboration and energy and environmental progress.  Registered delegates should confirm their dinner attendance with Heather Motschman via phone (+1.713.260.6446) or email.

For more than 30 years, Hart Energy has been a leader in providing specialized data, information products and member-only services to governments and the global energy industry.  Its involvement in finished fuels markets includes the International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC), the World Refining and Fuels Service (WRFS), and the Global Biofuels Center.  

The Houston-based Company also provides subscriber-only online information services (,,,, publishes industry magazines (Oil and Gas Investor, E&P, Midstream Business, FUEL), and produces high-level conferences and energy newsletters, notably the DUG™ (Developing Unconventional Gas) and DUO conferences, among others.  In February 2011, its research arm published the first Global Shale Gas Study analyzing shale gas resources; its Global Shale Oil Study will be published this fall.  


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