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Kurt Barrow
Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream
Kurt Barrow, vice president, leads the Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream team at IHS Markit.

Mr. Barrow is responsible for IHS Markit research of crude oil, NGLs, refining, and petrochemical feedstocks. He also has responsibility for joint mobility research offerings with the automotive team at IHS Markit. Mr. Barrow’s expertise includes refining economics, energy policy, and price forecasting. He is active in downstream research and oversees a global team conducting expert-based analysis and analytical modeling of market and industry fundamentals. Mr. Barrow has written extensively on the International Maritime Organization 2020 bunker fuel topic and the influence of US tight oil and crude oil production on the downstream sector. He routinely supports executive and corporate boards with views on energy transition, refining/petrochemical interface/integration trends, and the oil and refining sectors. Mr. Barrow began his career as an engineer at Exxon. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Houston, both in the United States.

Industry expertise
Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream
Gas, Power, and Energy Futures
Clean Technology & Renewables
Areas of interest
Refining and Petrochemicals Integration
Biofuel Markets
Crude Oil & Refined Products Markets
Downstream Capital Cost
Downstream Policy
Commodity Price Forecasts
National Oil Company Strategy
Refinery Competition
Refining Economics and Valuation
Scenario Planning
Downstream Strategy
Regional focus
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