Equitable Resources Names O'Brien President of Supply

Pittsburgh-based Equitable Resources recently appointed Joseph (Ted) O'Brien president of Equitable Supply. He succeeds Diane Prier, who resigned effective March 13.

"The Supply business is critical to the success of Equitable," said Murry Gerber, Equitable Resources President and CEO. "Ted has demonstrated leadership in the midstream area, and I am confident in his ability to successfully undertake the additional responsibility for the drilling and well operation activities."

Equitable Supply is the largest natural gas provider in the Appalachian basin, with reserves of 2.4 trillion cubic feet. It includes more than 12,000 gross production wells and 8,500 miles of gathering systems. In addition to processing and selling natural gas liquids, the segment engages in producing, gathering, and selling natural gas in the basin.

Prior to his recent appointment, O'Brien led the development of the company's midstream growth initiatives since May 2004 and served as president of NORESCO for 5 years. He has been a corporate vice president of Equitable since 2001.