John A. Yates Obituary, Republican Party of New Mexico mour John Yate’s passing
- by Alex Danvers
John A. Yates Obituary, Death – November 22—- John A. Yates was a pioneer in the oil and gas industry and a contributor to the New Mexico Republican Party. The Republican Party of New Mexico is saddened to learn of his passing. He was 93. Yates was born in Artesia, and in 1960, he and his two brothers established Yates Petroleum. Yates spent his childhood there. Between the years 1960 and 1965, John worked for Yates Petroleum as the company’s Secretary-Treasurer. Between the years 1965 and 1988, he worked for Yates Petroleum in the capacity of Vice President. John established ABO Petroleum Corporation in 1968 while he was serving as the company’s Vice President at the time. After that, Yates took on the role of President of Yates Petroleum, serving in that capacity from 1988 until 2005 and then again from 2008 until 2009.
In New Mexico’s important oil and gas industry, Yates and his family have become a formidable presence. They were instrumental in the oil and gas industry’s exploration efforts as well as its subsequent expansion into the states of Colorado and Wyoming, which began in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Yates was a member of the National Petroleum Council in addition to the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico, the American Petroleum Institute, and the Roswell Geological Society. Yates also held a position on the National Petroleum Council. He was a participant in a large number of other organizations’ councils and associations.
To serve on the National Petroleum Council Advisory Committee, Yates was given the appointment to do so by all five presidents who have served the United States, beginning with Ronald Reagan. In 1996, he was presented with the “Chief Roughneck of the Year” award by the Independent Petroleum Association of America. This was an award that John was extremely proud to receive due to the fact that this honor is only given to one person in the United States each year. In 1996, John was the recipient of this award. In addition to receiving a number of other honors for his achievements in the oil and gas sector, New Mexico State University bestowed upon him the degree of honorary doctor in recognition of his achievements.
In addition, Yates distinguished himself while serving on the Republican National Committee. The following statement was released by Steve Pearce, Chairman of the RPNM: “The man ohn was a towering figure. He was a genuine buddy, and I had the pleasure of knowing him personally. In addition to that, the Republican Party could always count on him as a loyal ally. He never wavered in his support for our candidates and offered his assistance to the Party in a variety of different ways. He was a supporter of the goals, objectives, and principles of the Republican Party. He served as a significant source of motivation for conservative movements. During this trying moment, I would want to extend my condolences to the Yates family on behalf of the Party.
” Rep. Jim Townsend of Artesia, who formerly served as the Republican Leader of the New Mexico House of Representatives, issued the following statement: “Because of all that ohn and the Yates family as a whole have done for both our state and our country, they have been and will continue to command a great deal of respect and admiration. During this time of grief and mourning, I pray that each and every one of them finds the serenity and solace that only God can provide.”
John A. Yates Obituary, Death – November 22—- John A. Yates was a pioneer in the oil and gas industry and a contributor to the New Mexico Republican Party. The Republican Party of New Mexico is saddened to learn of his passing. He was 93. Yates was born in Artesia, and in 1960, he and…