Tom Earl is the Chief Commercial Officer of VG LNG Marketing, LLC. Mr Earl previously served as Vice President at Total, focusing on the development of its global LNG business.
After graduating from City University in London with a degree in engineering, Mr Earl joined Total’s newly formed gas marketing and trading team in 1998. After various responsibilities within the trading division of the newly combined Total, Elf and Petrofina operations, he managed the natural gas option desk and gas trading desk. Mr Earl successfully led the significant commercial negotiations on long-term gas and LNG contracts in countries such as Russia, Norway and Qatar.
In 2006, Mr Earl was appointed Head of Electricity Trading at Total where he led a significant expansion into newly opened power markets across Europe. In 2011, he moved to Houston, where he was appointed as head of Total’s North America commodity trading business, including its LNG, gas, power, coal, petcoke and LPG operations. Mr Earl also represented Total in its US LNG liquefaction transactions from 2012 to 2015.
In 2015, Mr Earl was appointed Vice President of Development for Total’s global LNG activities. He led Total’s most recent and highly regarded global expansion into new LNG markets. This work has included innovative new LNG terminal projects and new downstream asset transactions across the world.