Golden Pass LNG bolsters its commercial team as it nears start-up

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Sep 2 (Reuters) – Golden Pass LNG, a joint venture between Qatar Energy and Exxon Mobil (XOM.N), is adding commercial staff as it nears commercial operations and rivals boost exports, according to updates. LinkedIn profile day.

Demand for supercooled gas has skyrocketed since Russia invaded Ukraine, squeezing European energy supplies. U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports averaged 11.5 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) in the first four months of 2022, an 18% increase from 2021, according to the report. US Energy Information Administration.

Golden Pass, located near Sabine Pass, Texas, is under construction and targets startup in 2024. The 15.6 million ton per year facility will compete with existing export plants and nearly a dozen others heading for the construction green light.

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Exxon Mobil and Golden Pass LNG did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Golden Pass recruited Lukasz Szczepankowski from Germany’s Uniper this year to serve as director of LNG business planning, and in May hired Abe Topham as director of fundamental analysis, according to their LinkedIn profiles. Topham had previously served as a director at Calpine.

Ross Haggard joined Golden Pass in August as a senior business analyst after a brief stint at BP, according to his LinkedIn. He previously served as a business analyst for Golden Pass.

Golden Pass also announced a trader on LinkedIn.

Haggard declined to comment. Szczepankowski and Topham did not immediately respond to a request for comment via LinkedIn.

“In anticipation of the arrival of several LNG facilities at the long-awaited FID, 2022 has seen a significant increase in the hiring of LNG procurement and trading talent in the areas of trading and origination. front office, risk, analytics and planning,” said David Byrne, Head of Aurex. Group LNG, Gas and Power Trading recruitment firm.

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Reporting by Liz Hampton in Denver; Editing by Josie Kao

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