RADNOR, Pa. (AP) â¿¿ Oil and natural gas company Penn Virginia Resource Partners LP and Penn Virginia GP Holdings LP said Tuesday that they named Bruce D. Davis Jr. as executive vice president and general counsel of the general partner of both companies.

Davis starts immediately.

Penn Virginia GP, based in Radnor, Pa., owns interests in coal mines managed by Penn Virginia Resource Partners LP.

Most recently Davis was general counsel for the general partner of Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, a petroleum transporter and storage company.

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