Crosstex Energy Honors Former Executive A. Chris Aulds with $110,000 Engineering
Scholarship Fund at Texas Tech University
Crosstex Energy announced today (Jan. 23) that its Board of Directors and employees
have established the A. Chris Aulds Scholarship at Texas Tech University, a $110,000
fund that will benefit freshmen petroleum engineering majors in the College of Engineering.
Crosstex Energy created the scholarship to encourage and allow more engineering students
to pursue careers in the energy industry. The company believes that the key to a successful
future for the industry is to develop the next generation of leaders in college and
The scholarship honors former Crosstex executive A. Chris Aulds, one of the partners
who founded the company in 1996. During his career at Crosstex, Aulds led the Producer
Services Group and the Treating and Eastern Divisions, as well as the Public and Industry
Affairs Department. He began his career in the oil and gas industry with Mobil (now
ExxonMobil) more than 22 years ago and graduated from Texas Tech in 1984 with a Bachelor
of Science degree in petroleum engineering.
"Student scholarship opportunities like this allow us to continue the tradition of
recruiting and training exceptional petroleum engineers at Texas Tech. We appreciate
Crosstex Energy’s commitment to higher education," said Lloyd Heinze, chair of the
Department of Petroleum Engineering.
"Chris was a tremendous partner to all of us at Crosstex. It is an honor for the Crosstex
family to fund this scholarship, which acknowledges the significant impact he had
on the company’s growth and all the people he worked with," said Barry E. Davis, Crosstex
president and chief executive officer.
Crosstex Energy, L.P. (the Partnership), a midstream natural gas company headquartered
in Dallas, operates more than 5,000 miles of pipeline, 13 processing plants, four
fractionators, and approximately 200 natural gas amine-treating plants and dew point
control plants. Crosstex currently provides services for more than 3.5 Bcf/day of
natural gas, or approximately 7 percent of marketed U.S. daily production.
Crosstex Energy, Inc. (the Corporation) owns the two percent general partner interest,
a 36 percent limited partner interest, and the incentive distribution rights of Crosstex
Additional information about the Crosstex companies can be found at www.crosstexenergy.com.
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