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LNG Industry Veteran Named New Blu President

On Thursday, Blu LNG announced James Edward Burns has been named as the company’s new President. Burns has nearly 25 years of industry experience in the energy sector and will further position Blu for significant expansion. As president, Burns will lead Blu’s day-to-day operations and strategic direction with a specific focus on maximizing the company’s recent innovations and working to expand its reach in domestic LNG use. While the trucking market will continue to be an emphasis, Blu will work to expand into the broader LNG market, including marine, mining, rail, oil and gas, and other industrial applications. Burns, who has worked in senior positions with Shell, Texaco and ARCO, most recently served as president of Fortress Energy Partners. Prior to that, Burns worked for Shell for 14 years in positions including general manager for LNG for transportation and global LNG finance adviser.