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Sempra Energy announces executive appointments

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Sempra Energy has released a statement announcing two executive appointments to help lead the company’s growing position in Texas and the LNG industry.

John Sowers has been appointed chief transformation officer for Sempra LNG, while Brian Lloyd has been named regional vice president of external affairs, with a focus on LNG and the Texas market.

Jeffrey W. Martin, Chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy, said: “We are excited about steadily growing our business presence in Texas.

“These key leadership appointments reflect the company’s continued strategic focus on developing critical energy infrastructure needed to support the Texas economy and the transformation of America into a leader in energy exports. We have a unique opportunity here in Texas to take a leadership role in connecting abundant natural gas supplies in the Permian and other production basins to Mexico, as well as higher growth markets in Europe and Asia.”

In addition to growing its Texas utility franchise, Sempra Energy aims to construct one of the world's largest LNG export facilities in Port Arthur, Texas.

Martin added: “John’s and Brian’s experience and knowledge of the region and the energy industry will help us to capitalise on the tremendous opportunities we see in Texas and the Gulf Coast.”

According to the statement, Sowers brings over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. In his new role, he will help manage Sempra LNG’s growth in the Gulf Coast and lead health, safety, security and environment efforts; permitting; quality; compliance; and the expansion of the company’s Houston office.

As regional vice president of external affairs, Lloyd will be responsible for leading Sempra LNG’s public affairs, communications and citizenship initiatives. He will also lead public affairs for Sempra Energy in Texas. Previously, Lloyd served as director of regulatory strategy for Sempra Energy, and prior to that, from 2010 to 2018, was the executive director of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

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