Recording: 2020-2021 United States Energy Award Ceremony
The presentation of the 2020-2021 United States Energy Award to Charif Souki, Co-founder and Chairman of Tellurian Inc. The ceremony took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on September 29, 2021.
Speakers (in order of appearance):
Sheila Hollis, Acting Executive Director, USEA
Ken Silverstein, Energy Journalist, Forbes
Vicky Bailey, Executive Chairman, USEA
Jack Futcher, Vice Chairman, Bechtel Group, Inc.
Dan Yergin, USEA Board Member; Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Pulitzer-prize winning author
Charif Souki, Co-Founder and Chairman, Tellurian Inc.
Mr. Souki is widely acknowledged as the architect of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry in the United States. He founded Cheniere Energy in 1996, which became the first entity to begin exporting LNG from the U.S. following the shale revolution. Mr. Souki served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, and ultimately built an LNG complex with an enterprise value of $30 billion.
He co-founded Tellurian Inc. in February 2016 and serves as Chairman. Tellurian is developing an integrated global gas business beginning with an LNG export facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The United States Energy Award was established in 1989 to recognize preeminent energy leaders and their contribution to the understanding of energy issues. The United States Energy Award Selection Committee is composed of national energy leaders, who examine each nominee for a track record in leadership and a history of proven accomplishments, including international contributions. The nominee’s support of USEA’s mission is also a major consideration.