Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> January 24, 2013

Interview with the Director and CEO: BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (BBEP)

Washburn, Halbert S.
Halbert S. Washburn is CEO and a Director at BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. He was appointed to be a Member of the Board in December 2011, and Mr. Washburn has been the Chief Executive Officer of BreitBurn Energy since April 2010. He previously served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and a Director of BreitBurn Energy from March 2006 until April 2010, and he was the Chairman of the board from July 2008 to April 2010. Mr. Washburn also currently serves as the President of Pacific Coast Energy Holdings LLC. He is the Co-Founder and was the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Coast Energy and its predecessors from 1988 to 2012. Since December 2005, Mr. Washburn has served as a Member of the board of directors and of the audit and compensation committees of Rentech, Inc., a publicly traded alternative fuels company. He has been a member of the California Independent Petroleum Association since 1995, and he served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Washburn earned a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of the company and a picture of the things you are doing now?

Mr. Washburn: BreitBurn has been in business for 25 years. We started