Charlie Riedl is the Executive Director of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) and Vice President of the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA). CLNG is the top U.S. LNG trade association.
Charlie manages the operations of CLNG and is responsible for member relations, media engagement, advocacy, and government affairs activities. He leads efforts to advance the U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry’s economic and environmental agenda with CLNG member companies, regulators, legislators and other key stakeholders.
He has testified in both chambers of the U.S. Congress, and frequently speaks with key Hill and White House staff, FERC and other policymakers, on the importance and benefits of LNG exports and regulatory certainty. He has led hundreds of discussions on CLNG priority issues at conferences, has appeared on leading television news programs like CNBC’s Squawk Box, and is regularly quoted as an industry expert in the media, including The New York Times, The Houston Chronicle, Bloomberg News, Politico, and The Hill.
Charlie has been instrumental in leading the CLNG team to its recent successes, including securing modernized risk-based LNG safety regulation in PHMSA reauthorization legislation passed by Congress; long-term extension of non-FTA export authorizations through 2050. He is a fierce advocate for pipeline and infrastructure permitting improvements.
He is also a key part of the team developing NGSA’s annual Winter Outlook forecast on natural gas supply and customer demand, adding context to how LNG exports impact price pressure.
Prior to joining CLNG, Charlie worked at America’s Natural Gas Alliance and at a major exploration and production company in various roles focused on natural gas market development and government relations. He graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications.