Uduak-Joe Ntuk led the California Geologic Energy Management Division for 3 years
(AP) Amid a statewide battle over the future of fossil fuels, Uduak-Joe Ntuk stepped down last week as California’s top oil and gas regulator after three years in the job, state officials confirmed Wednesday.
Ntuk, a former Chevron engineer and petroleum czar for Los Angeles, was appointed as head of the California Geologic Energy Management Division by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2019.
“We are deeply thankful for Mr. Ntuk’s service and contributions to CalGEM and the state these last three years,” said David Shabazian, director of the Department of Conservation.
Ntuk remains a member of the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees.
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