About Us

XcL Midstream, LLC (“XcL”) is a growth- oriented natural gas midstream company formed to operate, develop, and acquire midstream assets in Southwest Appalachia, the most prolific gas region in North America. XcL currently owns and operates an extensive midstream system with delivery and interconnect points with up to 8 interstate pipelines and 2 processing and fractionation facilities, thereby providing shippers with access to over 90% of announced new takeaway projects and every major Southwest Appalachia index.


XcL Midstream, LLC’s mission is to be the premier midstream provider in the Appalachia Basin by supporting its customers through operational excellence, safety, technical innovation and conducting business with honesty and integrity.


Our values are founded on operational excellence, safety, technical innovation, environmental consciousness, and corporate social responsibility. The Company is committed to:

  • Excellence – through innovation, creativity, superior services, and a high standard of excellence, XcL seeks to constantly identify the most efficient and prudent solutions for our business partners and communities in which we operate
  • Integrity – defines every decision we make. Whether working with customers, vendors, or environmental stewardship, we pride ourselves on always doing the right thing for customers, the environment, and stakeholders
  • Innovation – encouraging creative thought in the continuing pursuit of excellence and always finding the most efficient answer for challenges
  • Safety – we are committed to protecting our employees and the environment by weaving industry leading environmental, health, and safety procedures into the culture of the organization

Corporate Responsibility and Public Safety

To promote safety, our employees are well-educated and well-trained on proper procedures and precautions, including industry leading health, safety, and environmental training. We utilize technology in the field and operate and maintain our equipment to the highest possible standards. This includes conducting regular site inspections, implementing safety programs, and monitoring all activity. Our commitment is to be responsible stewards of the land and ensuring the safety of the people in the communities where we live and operate.

Leadership Team

Michael Radler

Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors Member

Michael brings over 30 years of industry experience to XcL Midstream and has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to build and develop successful business from the ground up.

Michael also serves as the President and CEO of Tug Hill, a privately held oil and gas operating and investment company founded by Michael in 2007. During his tenure at Tug Hill, a partnership with Chief Oil and Gas enabled Michael to serve as Chief’s COO from 2009 to 2012. Collectively, Chief and Tug Hill built a Marcellus land position of over 600,000 acres and have drilled or participated in over 850 wells to date. Between 2007 and 2011, Chief and Tug Hill monetized Appalachian assets in excess of $2.7 billion.

Before Tug Hill, Michael served as the President of Jetta Operating Company, which he co-founded in 1991. Under his leadership, Jetta grew to become one of the top 35 privately held oil and gas companies in the United States. Jetta operated over 1,000 producing wells across 11 states, including Gulf of Mexico Shelf assets. Michael began his career in 1984 as a petroleum engineer involved in property evaluation and reservoir engineering for Petro-Hunt and various independent oil and gas companies.

Sean Willis

Chief Operating Officer

Sean serves as the COO of XcL Midstream and is responsible for managing the technical and operational activities for the company.

Sean also serves as COO for Tug Hill, where he has held various roles of increasing responsibility since 2014 and has been involved in the evaluation, development and integration of oil and gas assets throughout the continental United States.  Prior to joining Tug Hill, Sean served in a variety of technical and leadership roles with Marathon Oil and Hess Corporation, including  domestic and international responsibilities across Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, UK North Sea, Australia, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, North Dakota (Bakken), and South Texas (Eagle Ford / Austin Chalk). 

Sean earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Rice University.  He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Fort Worth Wildcatters.

Daniel Rowe

Chief Financial Officer

Daniel serves as the CFO of XcL Midstream and is responsible for managing all elements of the financial, capital market, tax, accounting, corporate structuring, risk management and reporting functions for the company.

Daniel also serves as the CFO for Tug Hill, where he has held roles of increasing responsibility since 2016 and has been involved in all capital market activity, risk management and strategic planning for the company. Prior to joining Tug Hill, Daniel served in various Corporate Finance and Business Development roles for over 10 years with SandRidge Energy, American Energy Partners and Devon Energy.

Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from the University of Oklahoma.

Justin Trettel

Senior Vice President

Justin serves as the SVP of XcL Midstream and is responsible for leading the development, engineering, EH&S, land, and operations teams to ensure successful execution and ongoing operations of all XcL assets.

Prior to joining XcL, Justin served as the Vice President of Midstream Engineering, Construction and Operations at Rice Midstream until they were acquired by EQT in 2017. At Rice, Justin was responsible for the development of $1.4 billion in greenfield gathering and transmission pipelines in Southwest Appalachia. Prior to Rice, Justin held numerous engineering and management roles across Exco Resources, NiSource, and PPL Gas Utilities. Justin holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University.

Kevin Roberts

Director, Midstream Development

Kevin serves as Director of Midstream Development at XcL Midstream and is responsible for overseeing and executing the design, permitting, and construction of XcL assets.

Prior to joining XcL, Kevin served in various operational capacities for Energy Transfer Partners and was responsible for an extensive portfolio of midstream pipelines and facilities across the Northeastern United States. Kevin has also served in several similar capacities at PVR Partners, Regency Energy Partners and Chief Oil & Gas, where he specialized in upstream and midstream project development in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resource Management from Penn State University.

Ryan Kerr

Director, Midstream Services

Ryan serves as Director of Midstream services for XcL Midstream and is responsible for managing all Producer Services, Scheduling and Planning, Gas Control, Measurement and Information Technology implementation across the XcL platform.

Prior to joining XcL, Ryan served as Director, Midstream Services at Rice Energy where he was instrumental in the design and implementation of Gas Control, Measurement and Information Technology systems across numerous greenfield midstream systems. Ryan also led customer communication efforts and served as the point of contact for downstream pipeline interactions. Prior to Rice, Ryan held numerous technical and management roles at Exco Resources and EQT. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from John Carroll University.