For it was exactly 100 years ago that grandfather, Maurice Yost, started pipelining in and around Sistersville, W. Va., for a company that would become Hope Natural Gas Co. Maurice worked his way from teamster to truck driver to mechanic, retiring in 1960 as company chief mechanic. His son, Ken Yost, joined Hope Gas as a laborer in 1952 after returning from the South Pacific and receiving his electrical engineering degree from West Virginia University.
Ken moved into gas measurement in the mid-1950s, was on the AGA 3 Committee for several years, and became a leading advocate for thermal measurement of natural gas in the 1960s and 1970s. He will turn 92 in December and retired from CNG, (Consolidated Natural Gas, a successor to Hope Gas) as an executive vice president in 1987.
For KC, a career in the oil and gas business was seemingly set. His piece of the family legacy began in 1976. Today he is onshore director at Cronus Technology Inc. It’s KC’s story to tell in this interview with Hart Energy