Venture Global LNG Inc. has appointed former US Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman as the newest member of its board of directors.
Poneman served as deputy secretary of energy from May 2009 until October of this year, with responsibilities spanning the range of US energy policies and programs, including cybersecurity, project management, national security, and international cooperation. His efforts in incident management and emergency response included the Fukushima accident, the 2011 drawdown from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and Hurricane Sandy.
From 2001 to 2009, Poneman served as a principal of The Scowcroft Group, providing strategic advice to corporations on a wide variety of international projects and transactions. Prior to The Scowcroft Group, he practiced law as a partner at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, DC. He also served on the National Security Council as director of defense policy and arms control under President George H.W. Bush and as special assistant to the president and senior director for nonproliferation and export controls under President Bill Clinton. Poneman is published widely on energy and national security issues.
Venture Global LNG is developing the Calcasieu Pass project, a liquefaction and export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.