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2nd Houston Gas & LNG Forum 2019 Distinguished Confirmed Speakers Include


LCDR Dallas Smith

Detachment Chief, U.S. Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE)
Port Arthur, Texas

LCDR Dallas Smith is the Detachment Chief for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) located in Port Arthur, TX. Here he supervises a team of liquefied gas subject matter experts who provide technical advice to both the industry and the Coast Guard for all foreign and U.S. flagged vessels and barges that carry liquefied gases in bulk, LNG/LPG terminals, LNG Bunkering, and LNG as a marine fuel.  In addition, his team creates and reviews USCG policy, regulations, procedures and standards for liquefied gas carriers, liquefaction and regas terminals, LNG bunkering operations, and LNG fuel systems. 

LCDR Smith reported to the LGC NCOE in June 2014 with over 14 years of Coast Guard experience. He recently completed the Coast Guard’s 1-year Merchant Marine Industry Training (MMIT) program with Excelerate Energy and Cheniere Energy, both world renowned leaders and world renowned in the LNG industry. While in the program, LCDR Smith gained invaluable experience and knowledge of LNG vessel and terminal operations and the development & construction of LNG liquefaction terminals and floating, storage, regasification unit (FSRU) vessels. 

LCDR Smith is a Senior Marine Inspector and Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner with additional qualifications and experience in both marine casualty investigation and waterfront facilities.  He holds an M.B.A. with honors from Liberty University (2016), B.S. degrees with honors in Technology Management and Organizational Leadership from University of Houston (2010), an A.A.S. in Electronic Engineering from Thomas Edison State College (2003).