Venture Global LNG welcomes COO

US liquefaction project developer Venture Global LNG said that Brian Cothran has joined the firm as chief operating officer.

Cothran has over two decades of operational and strategic experience in the oil and gas and power generation industries.

Prior to joining the LNG firm, he served with GE and Baker Hughes, after its merger with GE Oil & Gas.

Venture Global co-chief executive officers Mike Sabel and Bob Pender jointly stated, “We have known and worked with Brian for many years as part of our important relationship with GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes.”

They added that they were confident he would “hit the ground running” and be an important addition to the team as the firm continues to grow its “low-cost” LNG business.

Venture Global is building or developing about 50 mtpa of LNG production capacity in Louisiana.

This includes the 10 mtpa Calcasieu Pass facility and the 20 mtpa Plaquemines facility expected to commence construction this year.

Furhermore, Venture Global is also developing the 20 mtpa Delta LNG facility, adjacent to Plaquemines.

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