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Top LNG Operations Executive Joins Management Team – Hiring Announcement for Senior Vice President of Operations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Venture Global LNG, Inc. announces the hiring of John Brian O’Leary as Senior Vice President of Operations for the company. Before joining Venture Global, Mr. O’Leary acted as the Chief Operating Officer of Cameron LNG where he led the pre-operations planning for commissioning and operation three trains of LNG (4.5 MTPA each).  John has over twenty-five years of experience with ExxonMobil in the areas of pre-operations, planning and commissioning of LNG terminals. His career has spanned the globe, having worked nearly a decade in Qatar where he managed the startup and operations of the RasGas LNG facilities, totaling 10.4 MTPA.

Bob Pender, Co-CEO of the company remarked, “We are very pleased to have hired one of, if not the, most highly recognized and experienced leaders in LNG operations. John’s unparalleled expertise in the start-up and operation of LNG terminals means that we have the industry’s best driving the planning and start-up of our facilities.” Mike Sabel, Co-CEO added, “Our team is in place to execute. We have the momentum, expertise, financial backing and market support to progress our projects from development plans to become game-changing energy assets that can be brought online sooner, operate more efficiently and have lower costs than our competitors.”

Venture Global continues its development plans for the 10 MTPA Venture Global Calcasieu Pass facility on an approximately 1,000-acre site located at the intersection of the Calcasieu Ship Channel and the Gulf of Mexico, and the 20 MTPA Venture Global Plaquemines LNG facility in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana on an approximately 630-acre site at river mile marker 55 on the Mississippi River, located 30 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana. With these two projects, Venture Global is setting the new standard in LNG by developing baseload plants built with highly efficient, mid-scale liquefaction blocks.


About Venture Global LNG Venture Global LNG plans to be a long-term, low-cost producer of LNG, capitalizing on low-cost natural gas production in the U.S. Venture Global LNG’s strategy uniquely utilizes a highly efficient, mid-scale LNG liquefaction technology. More can be found at

November 1, 2016