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Hulsey named OIPA Member of the Year

July 07, 2016
Blu Hulsey, vice president of government relations and regulatory affairs at Oklahoma City’s Continental Resources, has been named Member of the Year by the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.
Hulsey was recognized by the OIPA for his work in leading industry efforts to repeal the nation’s ban on crude oil exports. Leading a coalition of energy producers and trade associations, Hulsey traveled to the nation’s capital countless times to meet with federal lawmakers in a successful effort to explain the positive impact crude oil exports would have for the nation.

“America’s energy renaissance has changed the world,” Hulsey said. “As a result, Washington must change its mindset. Lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports is the first of many policies and regulations that need to be repealed as we ensure American consumers, workers and families are allowed to benefit from an abundance of domestic oil and natural gas. It has been an honor to work alongside the OIPA, Harold Hamm and numerous visionaries to accomplish this victory for our industry, for our state and for our nation.”

In his current role, Hulsey is responsible for advising corporate leadership and implementing strategy in government and regulatory relations. He is a registered lobbyist in North Dakota, Montana and here in Oklahoma.

“There’s nobody more deserving of this award than Blu Hulsey,” said Continental Resources chairman and CEO Harold Hamm, the 1992 OIPA Member of the Year. “He works tirelessly night and day and even on Sunday. He does it for Continental. He does it for the OIPA. He does it for the industry. He wants nothing but success.”

Prior to joining Continental, Hulsey served as the city manager for the cities of Bixby and Skiatook. He also served as counsel for the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for Sen. Jim Inhofe in Washington, D.C., and as a field representative in the senator's Tulsa office.

A native Oklahoman, Hulsey attended Oklahoma State University and received a business management degree. He also attended the University of Tulsa School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma.
Founded in 1955, the OIPA is the state’s largest oil and gas advocacy group, representing more than 2,500 members in the crude oil and natural gas exploration/production industry or affiliated businesses.

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