Clark C. Smith was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive officer of Buckeye GP LLC ("Buckeye GP") in August 2014. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Buckeye GP in February 2012 and President and Chief Operating Officer of Buckeye GP from February 2009 to February 2012. Prior to joining the management team in February 2009, he served on the board of directors of Buckeye GP from October 2007 until February 2009. From June 2004 through June 2007, Mr. Smith served as Managing Director of Engage Investments, L.P., a private company established to provide consulting services to, and to make equity investments in, energy-related businesses. Mr. Smith was Executive Vice President of El Paso Corporation and President of El Paso Merchant Energy Group, a division of El Paso Corporation, from August 2000 until May 2003, and a private investor from May 2003 to June 2004.
Buckeye Partners, NYSE: BPL headquartered in Houston, Texas in the, United States, is one of the primary distributors of petroleum in the East and Mid-West of the United States. Buckeye manages over 6,200 miles (10,000 km) of petroleum pipelines, as well as over 100 truck-loading terminals. Many of the pipelines follow historic Northeastern railroad rights-of-way, and the firm is a surviving fragment of the defunct Penn Central railroad.
Buckeye pipelines supply aviation fuel to major airports in New York City. The firm's property was listed by United States federal prosecutors as being among the targets of the 2007 John F. Kennedy International Airport attack plot.
The company employs approximately 1200 people.