E&E News today reported the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has tapped Andrew Kohout, a longtime employee and fire safety specialist, to lead its new LNG office known as the Division of LNG Facility Review and Inspection (DLNG).
The article highlighted Kohout’s extensive experience, adding:
Prior to his appointment, Kohout served as the chief of FERC’s LNG Branch 1, where he led a team of engineers through safety, reliability and engineering reviews and inspections of various LNG facilities in the U.S., according to his LinkedIn profile. Kohout has also worked as a FERC modeling specialist and safety and reliability engineer, and he holds a master’s degree in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.
GAIN applauds FERC’s commitment to our nation’s energy infrastructure with the appointment of a FERC veteran to lead DLNG. In a statement last summer, GAIN emphasized support for the new office:
“The GAIN Coalition applauds Chairman Chatterjee for directing his agency’s attention to this pressing issue. As the United States expands its ability to produce domestic energy resources like liquefied natural gas, infrastructure required to transport those products – both at home and abroad – must be reviewed, permitted, and constructed in a timely manner. LNG export terminals represent a powerful economic engine for growth, and as such, deserve the expedient attention of our nation’s regulatory agencies. We encourage FERC to continue its efforts on this front.”