PureWest CEO Chris Valdez Named Most Admired CEO by Denver Business Journal

DENVER, CO – PureWest Energy, LLC (“PureWest”), a leading Rocky Mountain independent natural gas producer, is proud to announce the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Chris Valdez, was named a Most Admired CEO, among 21 top-ranking executives, by the Denver Business Journal. This recognition underscores Valdez’s outstanding leadership, commitment to the advancement of the natural gas industry, and contribution to Denver’s business community.

Denver Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO designation recognizes leaders going above and beyond to ensure the success of their businesses — and their communities. Valdez has played a pivotal role in PureWest’s achievements, most recently leading the company through a transaction that was named North American “2023 Deal of the Year” by the Energy Council.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized as one of Denver’s Most Admired CEOs of 2023,” said PureWest CEO Chris Valdez. “This recognition serves as a testament to the dedication of our entire team at PureWest and their steadfast commitment to our mission of advancing modern life through the safe and environmentally responsible production of natural gas. We take pride in knowing that we positively impact society and the environment while running a profitable business.”

As a leading producer in the Rockies, PureWest recognizes the pivotal role that differentiated natural gas production will play in shaping long-term energy markets, not only in North America but also globally. The company proudly maintains one of the smallest emissions footprints in the oil and gas industry and remains devoted to further reducing the environmental impact of its operations. PureWest maintains 100% TrustWell certification across all production through Project Canary, where 99% achieve the highest classifications. The company has been recognized by both Hart Energy and Esri for its exceptional environmental performance. Valdez and the entire PureWest team are committed to spearheading the industry in making a positive and lasting impact on the environment and the communities they serve.

Denver Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs were honored at a banquet on November 16, 2023. For more information on the award and honorees, please click here.

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About PureWest
PureWest Energy, LLC is a private energy company focused on developing its long-life gas reserves in Wyoming’s Green River Basin where the Company operates more than 108,000 net acres in and around the prolific Pinedale Field. For more information about how PureWest, which was recently honored with the “Best Place to Work” distinction by the Denver Business Journal, please visit https://purewest.com/about-us/.