Elisabeth Treseder, formerly an American Petroleum Institute policy adviser for the midstream department in Washington, D.C., has been named an associate director of the Massachusetts Petroleum Council (MPC), an API division.
“Treseder has been an outstanding asset to API and joins the Massachusetts Petroleum Council at an important time for the energy discussion in the Northeast,” API Senior Director of State Government Relations Rolf Hanson said. “She will help advance the oil and natural gas industry’s mission in the state to grow the economy and champion forward-thinking energy policies that embrace America’s 21st century energy renaissance and global energy leadership.”
Treseder holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degrees in energy policy and international business relations from Tufts University’s Fletcher School. She has worked with API since 2013, and in the intervening years, she was responsible for surface transportation and refining issues.
“The United States is the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas, launching an American energy renaissance that has fundamentally changed the world energy order,” Treseder said. “Thanks to hydraulic fracturing, we have abundant supplies of clean and affordable natural gas to produce much more of American’s electricity. This has been the largest contributor to the U.S. leading the world in reducing carbon emissions. Sharing this message will be a critical piece of the Massachusetts Petroleum Council’s advocacy efforts.”