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Paula Gant - Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Oil and Natural Gas

Paula Gant

Dr. Paula Gant is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas in the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.  As Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dr. Gant administers domestic and international oil and gas programs, including policy analysis and liquefied natural gas import and export authorization.  Dr. Gant’s work at DOE is focused on realizing the promise presented by America’s abundant natural gas and oil resources which hinges on prudent production, environmental stewardship and efficient use.  The Department of Energy’s research efforts seek to deploy the best available science, analysis and technologies to ensure a more secure energy future by leveraging our domestic natural gas and oil resources and protecting our air, land, and communities. 

Dr. Gant previously worked for the American Gas Association and Duke Energy.  She has also served on the faculties of Louisiana State University and the University of Louisville. Dr. Gant is a native of Louisiana.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from McNeese State University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University.  She lives in Washington, D.C. with her family.