Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Blueknight Energy Partners’ Extensive Third-Party Services Portfolio

Based in Oklahoma City, Duke Ligon has an extensive background in corporate litigation and executive experience in the oil and gas and financial sectors. Additionally, Duke Ligon sits on the boards of a number of companies, including Blueknight Energy Partners, LP, headquartered in Oklahoma City.

A limited partnership formed in 2007, Blueknight Energy maintains a portfolio of midstream energy assets spanning services such as processing, terminalling and storage, and transportation. This includes storage capacity for 16.6 million barrels of oil and more than 200 crude oil transport vehicles, as well as liquid asphalt storage facilities and terminals in more than two dozen states. 

Blueknight Energy’s business strategy entails responsively meeting third-party requirements for quality, budget-conscious midstream services in the energy logistics sphere. The firm pursues organic expansion through increasing storage capacities and developing new terminal locations with the aim of boosting its overall revenue profile.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Nature Conservancy's Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Based in Oklahoma City, Duke Ligon maintains a community presence that extends beyond his leadership in the oil and gas industry, financial services, and the law. Duke Ligon serves on the board of directors of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, and he is also an active member of the board of the Oklahoma branch of the Nature Conservancy.

One of the Nature Conservancy’s central projects is the nearly 40,000-acre Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, the largest intact remnant of a tallgrass prairie ecosystem that once spanned 14 states. Over the past 30 years, the land has been restored as a fully functioning habitat that sustains 2,500 free-ranging bison and has prescribed burning as part of its management ethos. 

This “patch-burn" strategy is one that is also presented by the Conservancy to ranchers who are seeking environmentally friendly ways of grazing, while ensuring that bottom-line concerns are met. The organization also offers conservation easement arrangements to ranchers seeking to preserve their land in perpetuity.