Eric Ables

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Kinder Morgan Inc.

Current Position: 

Terminals Business Unit (BU)

Job duties: 

Responsible for development, implementation and continuous improvement of environmental, safety, and health programs for Kinder Morgan terminal facilities located on the Houston Ship Channel. Manage compliance for federal, state and local regulations as well as Company requirements, e.g. OSHA standards, Process Safety, and various EPA compliance programs such as TPDES, SPCC, Title V, NSR, PBR, & Risk Management.


We store and handle natural gas, carbon dioxide, and various chemicals and petroleum products through approximately 84,000 miles of pipeline and 157 terminals throughout North America.

What are you passionate about?

From a leadership standpoint, motivating, developing and empowering individuals to reach their potential as a professional.

Describe your educational history: 

B.S. Bioenvironmental Sciences, 2014

What advise would you give to the current Aggies interested in entering environmental industry? 

Find an experienced mentor that will share both technical and institutional knowledge and give you candid feedback on your performance. Be coachable, consistent, and learn how to communicate effectively. Also, learn your industry or entity’s culture, purpose, and business processes/systems. Most importantly, learn its people, what they’re good at, and be assertive in learning from them based on your interests.

If you were entering the environmental industry today, what area would you pursue? Why?

I’d pursue an EH&S or Sustainability role with a large Oil & Gas or Technology company.  It’s a path that grants access to resources that will allow you to gain and refine skills that are applicable to a broad spectrum of the global economy. You’ll also learn how a business works; combined with technical knowledge that could allow you to pursue starting a business or consulting service.

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