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Kurt is head of research for crude oil markets, NGLs, refining, and petrochemical feedstocks and has responsibility for joint mobility research with automotive. Kurt's expertise includes energy transition in fuels markets, refining economics, downstream fuels policy and price forecasting. He is active in downstream research and oversees a global team of experts providing forecast views on market fundamentals and transition scenarios. He writes on a range of topics and routinely supports executive and corporate boards with views on downstream strategy, the future of refining, net zero policies, refining/petrochemical integration, biofuels/biorefining and hydrogen in transport. Kurt began his career as a refining engineer at Exxon and was a partner at Purvin & Gertz.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Houston.