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Expert in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) commercial activity, LNG contracts, natural gas interchangeability

Expert ID: 725492 Texas, USA

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He manages the LNG storage utilization at one of the largest LNG receiving terminals in the US with a capacity of over 6,300,000 Dth and has been doing so since the reactivation in 2003.

He has been in the liquefied natural gas industry since 1997 and has successfully negotiated LNG supply contracts, LNG receiving terminal settlements dealing with both tariff and gas interchangeability issues and deals with LNG storage and shipping issues as it relates to one of the largest US LNG import facilities.

Successfully negotiated a henry hub based price for LNG imported into the US (250,000 Dth per day) over a 20 year period.

He has been involved in the liquefied gas transportation aspects of the LNG import business since 2003 dealing with over 270 cargo deliveries at the LNG receiving terminal since the terminals reactivation in 2003.

Involved in natural gas processing from 1989 - 1997 focusing upon the Louisiana assets, both straddle plants and stand alone extraction facilities in addition to the fractionation and distribution of the natural gas liquids.


He has acted as the only "single entity" at one of the largest US LNG import terminals since its reactivation in 2003 representing 3 multi-national companies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Accounting Institution: University of Kentucky

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: LNG Consulting Responsibilities: He is responsible for the coordination of operations at the Cove Point LNG receiving terminal. Includes daily natural gas scheduling and LNG ship scheduling.
Years: 2000 to 2003 Employer: El Paso Corporation Title: Senior Vice President Department: Commercial activities / LNG Division Responsibilities: Lead negotiator in securing 250,000 Dth per day for 20 years associated with the Norwegian LNG project. Lead negotiator pertaining to LNG terminal issues, FERC issues, natural gas interchangeability issues.
Years: 1997 to 2000 Employer: Columbia LNG Corporation Title: Director, Business Development Department: Business Development Responsibilities: Focus on commercial structure to ensure Cove Point LNG import capabilities were reactivated. Developed strategic alliances ensuring maximum leveraging of LNG assets. Negotiated LNG contracts with international LNG suppliers. Identified and developed LNG business opportunities including LNG distribution via specially designed LNG barges.
Years: 1997 to 1997 Employer: TransCanada Energy USA, Inc. Title: General Manager, Asset Optimization Department: Asset Optimization / Natural Gas Processing Responsibilities: Responsible for the optimization of all company owned gas processing and fractionation facilities in Louisiana.
Years: 1989 to 1997 Employer: Enron Liquids Services Corporation / Enron Gas Processing Company Title: Asset Director Department: Asset Management Responsibilities: Developed economic models associated with processing assets, negotiated key natural gas processing agreements with major pipelines and individual producers
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Total Minatome Corporation / CSX Oil and Gas / Texas Gas Exploration Title: Senior Economic Analyst Department: Planning and Acquisitions Responsibilities: Developed oil and gas corporate planning model used in the 5 year plan. Coordinated financial aspects relating to the Reorganization Plan of a joint interest partner in western states. Evaluated various acquisition candidates and acted as data room coordinator facilitating ultimate sale of assets to Total.
Years: 1982 to 1987 Employer: Texas Gas Exploration Corporation Title: Accountant Department: Accounting Responsibilities: Developed innovative and aggressive review procedures associated with Non-Operated Joint interest projects. Reviewed contractual arrangements associated with compression and dehydration facilities recouping $2 million.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2000 to 2001 Country / Region: Norway Summary: He acted as lead LNG supply negotiator for the US based team that ultimately secured an LNG supply contract from the Norwegian Snohvit project.
Years: 2000 to 2001 Country / Region: Venezuela Summary: He acted as a team member of the LNG supply group that pursued LNG supply from Venezuela.

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
Over 25 years in the natural gas business with significant experience in the financial, commercial, production, international LNG and pipeline aspects of the business gives him the experience and insight needed for rationale evaluations of natural gas industry trends.
Other Relevant Experience
Developed unique service for multi-user LNG terminals such that when initial service offered it was the only type of its kind in the world. Commercial expertise along with background in LNG and gas processing contracts along with experience with interchangeability natural gas issues ensures his services will provide insight into the natural gas market.

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