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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Petroleum Reserves

David Johnson, DAS for Petroleum Reserves
David Johnson, DAS for Petroleum Reserves
David Johnson is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Petroleum Reserves in the Office of Fossil Energy. He is responsible for the management and direction of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve and the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves programs.

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which was authorized in 1975, contains over 700 million barrels of crude oil in four Government-owned storages sites along the Gulf Coast. The Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, which was created in 2000, contains 2 million barrels of heating oil for winter related shortages in three commercial storage terminals in the northeast United States.

Mr. Johnson has been with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve program since 1979. He was the Director of the Planning and Engineering for over 20 years and was instrumental in the establishment of development plans and configurations for the current U.S. stockpiling system, the establishment of the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, the development of plans and designs for the expansion of the Reserve to 1 billion barrels, and initiating a cost-savings program to commercialize the oil Reserve's distribution facilities. Mr. Johnson has been active with other international stockpiling organizations with the Annual Coordinating Meeting of Entity Stockholders and the International Benchmarking Study Group.

Prior to his career with the U.S. Department of Energy, Mr. Johnson was employed for seven years with the U.S. Department of the Navy in Washington, DC and five years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Cleveland, OH.

Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University and a Master in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University.


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