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Kurt Barrow
Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Kurt Barrow is Vice President of Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream at S&P Global Commodity Insights.

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.

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