Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Pilot is an energy infrastructure company focused on the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by developing and operating LNG terminals for bunkering, import, and export operations. At Pilot, we are commited to the belief that LNG is the path to a low-carbon future. In the interest of furthering that belief, we deliver best-in-class, environmentally responsible, and profitable liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. The company aims to establish terminal and logistics opportunities worldwide to meet the growing demand for natural gas. In the spirit of our namesake, a trusted and skillful pilot is imperative for energy organizations to navigate the ever-changing landscape. Fueled by market divergence and backed by skillful and strategic command, Pilot LNG delivers high-value outcomes.
Floating Storage & Regas Units
Floating Regas Terminals
Pilot LNG was founded in 2019 by a team of experienced executives who have helped shape and continue to transform the LNG sector. Our executives have worked together for over a decade and have experience across the LNG value chain.
GALVESTON LNG BUNKER PORT
Galveston, Texas (300,000 gpd)
Galveston LNG Bunker Port is a small-scale LNG bunker terminal in development by Pilot to supply clean burning LNG to the rapidly expanding fleet of LNG-fueled vessels. With new international regulations mandating cleaner burning fuels for the marine industry starting in 2020 and the shipping industry’s drive to reduce carbon emissions, GLBP is ideally situated to supply the growing Galveston Bay Port Complex with marine bunker fuel. The project is supported by the financial strength of our partner Seapath Group.
CORK LNG IMPORT TERMINAL
Port of Cork, Ireland (3 MTPA)
The Cork FSRU Import Terminal will be located in the Whitegate area of Cork Harbour, with a short pipeline lateral to Gas Networks Ireland’s main gas pipeline transmission system. The proposed terminal will provide a security of supply backstop for Ireland’s natural gas and energy needs. By design, the flexibility of an FSRU project can support and adapt to the nation's energy transition plans. Pilot has executed an agreement for the exclusive development of the terminal with the Port of Cork Company.
SALINA CRUZ LNG EXPORT TERMINAL
Oaxaca, Mexico (0.65 MTPA)
Salina Cruz LNG is a mid-scale LNG liquefaction facility in development with GF International. The project is strategically located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast at the Port of Salina Cruz. The project's market focus is on LNG as a marine fuel for the Pacific West Coast, as far north as Southern California and south to the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. There is also optionality to utilize Salina Cruz for competitively priced, Henry Hub-linked exports to Asia as the project location avoids needing to transit the Panama Canal.
Chief Executive Officer
As a co-founder of Excelerate Energy in 2003, Jon served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Jon managed the development of Excelerate Energy’s portfolio of floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) projects, expanding the company’s fleet to nine (9) FSRUs and growing EBITDA to roughly $300 million. Jon was subsequently, CEO of FLEX LNG Ltd where he brought the company into operation with six LNG carriers and was responsible for raising over $500 million in capital for the acquisition of four newbuild LNG carriers. He also served as Chief Marketing Officer of TMS Cardiff Gas where he was responsible for the marketing of five LNG carriers.
Chief Development Officer
Shaun has a proven track record originating successful LNG projects across the value chain including several FSRU projects while at Excelerate Energy and NextDecade. FSRU projects include Israel, Pakistan, Ireland, UK, Bangladesh, and Australia. LNG terminal/project development includes Cove Point, MD, Brownsville, TX, Texas City, TX, Port Lavaca, TX. Shaun has 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, with expertise in the natural gas value chain: pipelines, underground storage, US and global markets, LNG terminals, and LNG shipping. He also has proven abilities in strategic planning, project management, and business development.
Senior Vice President Finance
As Pilot's senior finance professional, Cheyne is responsible for all of Pilot’s corporate finance, investor relations, accounting, and treasury functions. Cheyne has over a decade of experience in the energy and infrastructure industries and brings a unique perspective with his experience across many subsectors of the energy value chain. Prior to joining Pilot, Cheyne served in various financial management positions with BP, NextDecade Corp, Sanchez Energy, and Mesquite Energy. He has also held investment banking and special situation roles with Houlihan Lokey and M-III Partners. Cheyne completed a BS in Economics from Texas A&M University.
LNG offers tremendous benefits for consumers and the environment. It is versatile, cleaner-burning than many traditional alternatives once regasified, safe, and abundant. LNG can be made available for a variety of uses. LNG’s physical and chemical properties – including the fact that it will not ignite in its liquid state – make it safer than other commonly used hydrocarbons. Once regasified as natural gas, it emits less carbon dioxide than other fossil fuels. Additionally, the U.S. has an abundance of natural gas, making LNG affordable. Discover the many benefits and uses for LNG below.