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HOUSTON, July 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plains All American Pipeline, LP ( PAA) and Plains GP Holdings ( PAGP) announced today that Ellen R. DeSanctis has been appointed, effective August 15, 2022, as an independent member of the Board of Directors of PAA GP Holdings LLC (“GP Holdings”) serving in Class I. She will also be a member of the Audit Committee and the Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development Committee. The GP Holdings Board of Directors is responsible for managing the business and affairs of PAA and PAGP.

“We are delighted to welcome Ellen to our Board of Directors,” said CEO Willie Chiang. “With over 40 years of experience in the upstream energy industry, Ellen has extensive operational, technical, strategic planning and corporate communications expertise. We believe his diverse, strategic and stakeholder-focused background will bring valuable perspective to the board, particularly in the areas of energy transition and sustainability. We look forward to working with Ellen on our Board of Directors.

Ms. DeSanctis has over 40 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations for ConocoPhillips, where she worked from 2012 until her retirement in 2022. She previously held various positions related to corporate communications and strategic development and planning for a number of upstream energy companies, including Petrohawk Energy Corporation, Rosetta Resources, Burlington Resources and ARCO. She is also a board member of St. Agnes Academy in Houston and past president of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. Ms. DeSanctis holds a BA in Geology from Princeton University and an MBA from UCLA.

Plains All American Pipeline, LP is a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides crude oil and natural gas liquids (“NGL”) logistics services. PAA has an extensive network of pipeline gathering and transportation systems, in addition to terminals, storage, processing, fractionation, and other infrastructure assets serving major production basins, transportation corridors, and major market centers and export points in the United States and Canada. On average, PAA processes over 6 million barrels per day of crude oil and NGLs.

PAGP is a publicly traded entity that holds an indirect, non-economic majority general partner interest in PAA and an indirect limited partner interest in PAA, one of North America’s largest energy infrastructure and logistics companies.

PAA and PAGP are headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit


Michael Gladstein
Director, Investor Relations
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Karen Rugaard
Senior Manager, Government and Public Affairs
Plains All American
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