Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP announced the passing of board member Ben J. Fortson. Mr. Fortson had nearly 60 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortson Oil Company since 1986. He also served as Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President of the Kimbell Art Foundation since 1975.

Mr. Fortson began investing in oil and natural gas minerals and royalties in the late 1990s on behalf of the Kimbell Art Foundation, which was one of the original and largest sponsors of Kimbell Royalty Partners. Mr. Fortson was instrumental in the creation of Kimbell Royalty Partners, beginning with its initial public offering in February 2017 and continuing through to 2024 as a member of the board of directors.