"A trusted and skillful pilot is imperative for energy organizations to navigate the ever-changing industry landscape."
— Pilot LNG —
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ABOUT US

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Pilot is an energy infrastructure company focused on the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by developing and operating terminals for bunkering, import and export operations. The company aims to establish LNG terminal and logistics opportunities worldwide to meet growing natural gas demand.

Pilot LNG is at the forefront of LNG project origination. With a proven track record spanning decades, our professionals have consistently delivered projects despite the myriad of market complexities. Our team of seasoned experts combine insight and experience. At Pilot, we don't just build — we partner, ensuring every solution is tailored to fit the needs of all stakeholders. Pilot is where insight meets action.

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OUR BUSINESS

At Pilot, we develop best-in-class LNG projects that are tailored to the unique challenges of every operating environment.

Bunker Terminals

The low price of natural gas compared to traditional marine fuels and new emissions standards for the maritime industry from governing bodies like the International Maritime Organization have encouraged the use of LNG as a marine fuel.

Import Terminals & FSRUs

LNG offers tremendous benefits for consumers and the environment. It is versatile, abundant and cleaner-burning than many traditional alternatives. Many countries are turning to LNG imports to ensure a steady supply of energy for years to come.

Export Terminals

The U.S. has an abundance of natural gas and plays a key role by in global decarbonization by exporting LNG to other nations. In these foreign markets, LNG is replacing higher CO2 emissions fuel sources such as fuel oil and coal. LNG export facilities represent tens of billions of dollars of investment in communities across the country.

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EXPERIENCE

9
FSRUs
13
Floating Regas Terminals
2
Land Based Regas Terminals
2
Liquefaction Terminals
Galveston Bay

PROJECTS

Galveston LNG Bunker Port

Galveston LNG Bunker Port ("GLBP") 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. Learn more on the project website.

Cork LNG 

The Cork LNG FSRU import terminal will be located in the Whitegate area of Cork Harbour with a short pipeline lateral to Gas Networks Ireland’s main 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.

Salina Cruz LNG

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 focus is on bunker markets on 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 by avoiding the Panama Canal.

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WHY LNG

A Cleaner Fuel
When compared to burning traditional fuel sources, natural gas emits 20-30% less greenhouse gases and over 90%  less Sulfur Oxides (SOx), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (soot).

Competitive Price
Over the past 10 years, natural gas fuel prices have been 5x less volatile than their oil-based counterparts. Natural gas is a more reliable and stable commodity.

Fuel for the Long Term
In the coming years, bio-LNG will be a bright spot for the industry and our path towards a lower carbon future. Bio-LNG is produced from completely renewable resources, such as organic and industrial waste. Given that bio-LNG has nearly identical chemical properties to traditional LNG, its is an ideal alternative as a "drop-in-fuel" requiring little equipment modifications. Most importantly, the recycling of the organic and industrial waste feedstock reduces greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 70% and 80%, respectively.

At Pilot, our commitment to responsible practices is unwavering. We understand the profound impact of our business decisions on society and the environment. Every decision we make is rooted in a deep sense of responsibility, ensuring sustainable growth and progress for our partners and the environment.

We are committed to the belief that liquified natural gas is the path to a low-carbon future. In the interest of furthering that belief, we deliver best-in-class, environmentally responsible projects.

We prioritize integrity, ensuring each action upholds our commitment to ethical business conduct.

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Jonathan Cook

Chief Executive Officer

Jon was a co-founder of Excelerate Energy in 2003 and served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Jon managed the development of Excelerate's portfolio of floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) projects, expanding the company’s fleet to nine 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 the Chief Marketing Officer of TMS Cardiff Gas where he was responsible for the marketing of five LNG carriers.

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Shaun Davison

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. Those FSRU projects include: Israel, Pakistan, Ireland, UK, Bangladesh and Australia. His LNG project development experience also includes: Cove Point, Brownsville, Texas City, and Port Lavaca. Shaun has over 25 years experience in the energy industry focusing on pipelines, underground storage, LNG terminals and LNG shipping. He also has proven abilities in strategic planning, project management and business development.

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Cheyne Hermes

Senior Vice President Finance

As Pilot's senior finance professional, Cheyne is responsible for all of Pilot’s finance and accounting functions. Cheyne has over a decade of experience in the energy and infrastructure industries. Prior to joining Pilot, Cheyne served in various 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.

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Press

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CONTACT US

For any further queries, please contact:

Pilot LNG LLC,
700 Milam Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 77002

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Pilot LNG

Pilot LNG LLC,
700 Milam Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 77002
+1 346 436 7281media@pilotlng.com