The Permian Strategic Partnership proudly announces the addition of Energy Transfer and Phillips 66 as its newest members, expanding the organisation to 31 members. Since its founding five years ago, the PSP has nearly doubled in size and significantly increased its impact in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. Through collaborative efforts with federal, state, and local leaders, PSP remains dedicated to crafting and executing strategic plans to bolster essential facets of community life, from fostering excellence in education and healthcare to cultivating a skilled workforce and enhancing infrastructure and road safety.

“These organisations are respected leaders within our industry with a long history in the Permian Basin,” said Tracee Bentley, president and CEO of Permian Strategic Partnership. “We are committed to our mission of enhancing the lives of residents across the region, and we are thrilled to have the Energy Transfer and Phillips 66 teams join us in our work. The initiatives spearheaded by the PSP and our members have an immediate positive effect and promise enduring benefits for future generations.”

Vicki Granado, vice president of corporate communications at Energy Transfer, expressed enthusiasm about the new partnership: “We are very pleased to be part of the Permian Strategic Partnership alongside so many of our counterparts in the industry. It is important to our employees that Energy Transfer is not only regarded as a valued business partner in the community, but also as a company that gives its time and resources to help build strong communities. We look forward to working with PSP on its important initiatives to achieve this.”

Bill Johnson, vice president of midstream operations for Phillips 66, who will represent Phillips 66 on the PSP board of directors, added: “The Permian Basin region is a strategic growth area for Phillips 66 and we have nearly 400 employees who call this area home. Partnering with the PSP demonstrates our company’s commitment to supporting the communities where our employees live and work. We look forward to helping PSP fulfill their mission of improving the quality of life for Permian residents.”

Since 2019, the PSP has remained dedicated to the Permian Basin, committing nearly $160 million in member company contributions through public-private partnerships. These efforts have leveraged more than $1.5 billion in transformative investments, profoundly impacting the region’s public schools, healthcare systems, road safety, infrastructure, and workforce development opportunities.

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7th June 2024