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Brandon-SealeBrandon Seale                                                                                                              

President of Howard Energy México

Brandon Seale serves as President of Howard Energy México. In addition to having recently been awarded a 25 year, 504 MMCFD natural gas transportation contract by the Mexican Comisión Federal de Electricidad in 2015 (www.sistemanuevaera.com), Howard Energy has sold gas to Mexico since 2011 and provides terminaling services for PMI Comercio Internacional in the Port of Brownsville. Howard has also recently announced the Dos Águilas Refined Products pipeline as the first private products pipeline in Mexico (www.sistemadosaguilas.com).

Previously Brandon served as CEO for Zaragoza Resources, a South Texas exploration and production company that drilled and acquired seven wells, leased over 35,806 acres, and sold its production in 2013. Brandon was also the founder and General Manager for SolarTex, LLC, a green energy company which he sold for 8X his investor’s initial equity in 2008.

Brandon began his oil and gas career at Lewis Energy Group as Director of International Projects where he managed Lewis’s Mexican and Colombian operations. As Superintendente de Construcción for Lewis Energy México, Brandon participated in the first round of PEMEX Multiple Service Contracts in 2004, drilled the first well operated by Americans in Mexico since 1938 (Hidalgo 1), built the only pipeline flowing gas from Mexico into Texas (Petrolero Pipeline), and spud the first Eagle Ford well in Mexico in 2010 (Emergente-1).

Brandon earned his B.A. from Washington & Lee University and his J.D. and MBA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin where he was co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law. He holds a Private Pilot’s license, chairs the Board of Directors for Carpe Diem, a charter school operator in San Antonio, and co-chaired the recent capital campaign for LiftFund where he was also a board member for six years. He is the author of The Immortal Cowboy Quigley and The Eagle Ford: A Partly Factual and Occasionally True Memoir from the Oilfields of South Texas and Northern Mexico.