Skip and Jeff co-founded Texican Crude & Hydrocarbons, LLC having been in the crude oil, natural gas liquid and natural gas purchasing, marketing and trading business for over 20 combined years most recently at Sunoco Logistics where they managed over 1 billion dollars of product supply on an annual basis. Prior to that, they were partners in Texon, L.P. where their efforts helped Texon achieve the Houston Business Journal’s award of The #1 Ranked Private Company based on revenue.
A native Houstonian, Skip graduated with a BSS in Economics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1997. Skip has been involved in all aspects of the energy industry since his graduation having spent time in field operations, scheduling and logistics, corporate finance, purchasing, marketing and trading. Skip is actively involved in the community serving on his Church’s Pastoral Council and serving on the Board of BEAR, a public/private partnership designed to help assist children that are in the care of Child Protective Services and having been a Co-Founder of YTAC (Young Texans Against Cancer). Skip and his wife have two daughters and reside in Houston, Texas.
A Fourth Generation Houstonian, Jeff Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. Jeff’s career began in construction and development. As a co-founder of Texican Crude & Hydrocarbons, Jeff has a hands-on role with every aspect from wellhead to end market. Jeff and his wife have three children and are members of Chapelwood Methodist Church, supporters of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Children’s Fund, and Small Steps Nurturing Center. Jeff also assists Westminster Weekday Schools as an Advisory Board Member.
Robert L. Blevins
Chairman, & CEO Texican Crude & Hydrocarbons, LLC
Mr. Blevins is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences Degree.From 1981-1984 he worked in New Orleans and Houston with Southern Natural Gas Company as a transportation and natural gas representative.
Mr. Blevins was a founder of Texican Natural Gas Company in 1985 and currently serves as Chairman, President and CEO. He, along with Mr. Griffin, has built Texican from a “start up”, in 1985 to a company with combined assets in excess of $100,000,000 today. He is also Chairman, CEO & President of Texican Energy Corporation, the exploration and production affiliate of TNGC. He also serves as Chairman & CEO of both Texican Crude & Hydrocarbons, LLC and Texican Oilfield Services, LLC.
His duties are primarily overseeing all of the Texican companies. Other duties include gas marketing strategies, business development, financial strategies and storage arbitrage. Mr. Blevins is married with two children and his hobbies are golf, tennis and skiing.
A. Alan Griffin
President & CFO – Texican Crude & Hydrocarbons, LLC
Mr. Griffin, a CPA, is a 1976 graduate of Baylor University with a BBA in accounting.Prior to 1984, he was a self-employed consultant in the oil & gas and ranching industries for three years, the Chief Financial Officer for a crude oil trading and refining company for three years, and a public accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, and Company (now known as KPMG Peat Marwick), where he was involved in the auditing of banks, energy companies and governmental type entities.
He was a founder of Texican, along with Robert Blevins in 1985, and has served, since inception, as Chief Financial Officer of Texican. He, along with Mr. Blevins, has built Texican from a “start up”, in 1985 to a company with combined assets in excess of $100,000,000 today. He is also Vice-President of Texican Energy Corporation, the exploration and production affiliate of TNGC. He also serves as the President and CFO of both Texican Crude & Hydrocarbons, LLC and Texican Oilfield Services LLC. From 1984 to 1992, he also served as Vice President & General Manager of Wayman W. Buchanan, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas, an affiliate, involved in exploration and production, in the domestic on-shore areas and in the federal offshore waters.
His duties consist of the overall management of Texican and its affiliates along with Mr. Blevins. Primary focus is on financial strategies, cash management, administration, accounting, financial, business development, deal structure and legal areas. Mr. Griffin has been a member of various professional organizations as follows: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Association of Professional Landmen, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, and National Energy Services Association. He was also a founder and organizing director and member of the executive committee of a local community bank in Tomball, Texas, which was successfully sold 10 years after founding.
Mr. Griffin has been married for 29 years and has two daughters. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Tomball. He operates a small cow/calf ranching operation in South Texas and enjoys hunting, fishing and the outdoors, especially introducing children (and others who otherwise don’t have an opportunity) to the outdoors and its wonders.