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Blueknight Energy Partners hires CFO

Blueknight Energy crude oil storage tanks at its hub in Cushing in 2015. [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
Blueknight Energy crude oil storage tanks at its hub in Cushing in 2015. [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]


Blueknight hires CFO

Blueknight Energy Partners announced this week it hired Matthew R. Lewis as its new chief financial officer.

Officials said Lewis joins Blueknight with prior experience as both a public and private company CFO with experience in leading corporate finance, strategic planning, investor relations, and risk management activities within energy and industrial markets.

Lewis will join the company on Sept. 8.

"We are thrilled to welcome Matt to our team and believe his extensive finance and chief financial officer experiences, including his relevant commercial acumen, will be invaluable to our executive leadership team going forward," said Andrew Woodward, Blueknight’s CEO. "I’ve personally worked with Matt and can confidently say that he will only further enhance our efforts to deliver greater value to all stakeholders as we incorporate a long-term approach to realizing Blueknight’s full potential."

Before joining Blueknight, Lewis served as CFO at Streamline Innovations Inc., a privately held company providing specialty solutions for water and gas treating processes within energy and industrial markets.

Earlier, he directed business planning and analysis activities at Andeavor Logistics.

He also served in various roles at Mid-Con Energy Partners, officials said.

Blueknight owns and operates a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets that include 8.8 million barrels of liquid asphalt storage located at 53 terminals in 26 states, 6.9 million barrels of above-ground crude oil storage capacity located primarily in Oklahoma, 604 miles of crude oil pipeline located primarily in Oklahoma and 63 crude oil transportation vehicles deployed in Oklahoma and Texas.