Good Monday morning! It's a notable moment. Yesterday was Ben Geman's birthday! And, a decade ago this week, I moved to this Washington from the other one. OK, let's get to the news.

In my latest Harder Line column, I talked with Charif Souki, a pioneer in the energy industry, about his new company Tellurian Inc., and his outlook on natural gas exports. I'll preview it below and then hand things back to Ben for the rest of today's news.