Vivek Chandra is the CEO and Founder of Texas LNG, a 4 MTA LNG export project in South Texas, USA, to be built in two 2 MTA phases on a 625 acre deepwater frontage site. The Texas LNG project is in the formal application phase of the US Government Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permitting process. The project has attracted funding from a major US investment fund and is expected reach Final Investment Decision in late 2018, first production in 2022/2023, in time for the expected shortfall in global LNG. Texas LNG has signed MOUs and Term Sheets with a number of Asian customers, volumes exceeding Phase 1 volumes.
Mr Chandra’s extensive 30+ years international global gas experience includes roles in both large and small energy company, as well as government organizations. He has worked on commercial matters with LNG import, LNG export, as well as gas pipeline export projects.
He is the author of Fundamentals of Natural Gas: An International Perspective, a bestselling hardcover book published by Pennwell. The second edition of the hardcover book was published in March 2017. He has taught the popular Natural Gas Dynamics seminar, held over 30 times around the world, and had developed apps for the LNG industry.
Mr. Chandra holds a BSc. degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, a MSc. in Petroleum Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, a Diplome D'Ingenieur in Petroleum Economics from the French Petroleum Institute (IFP), and a Masters in Commercial Law from Deakin University, Australia. He is a fellow with the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and active in the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.