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Michael Stoppard
Global Gas Strategy Lead and Special Advisor, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Michael Stoppard is Global Gas Strategy Lead and Special Advisor with S&P Global Commodity Insights.
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Michael is Global Gas Strategy Lead and Special Advisor with S&P Global Commodity Insights. He is a member of the S&P Global Commodity Insights Leadership Team and also sits on the Gas, Power, and Climate Solutions management team. Previously he spent a decade as Chief Strategist Global Gas at IHS Markit (now part of S&P Global), and Vice Chairman CERAWeek, the world's premier annual energy conference. Prior to that, he led the global gas team at IHS Markit CERA.

Michael is a specialist in the international gas business of 30 years standing. He set up the research and consulting business of liquefied natural gas (LNG) within IHS Markit CERA and is now responsible for the development and coordination of S&P Global's global and interregional coverage of pipeline gas markets and LNG. His expertise also includes long-term scenario planning and European energy policy. Michael has advised some of the world's largest LNG projects across continents. He is also a regular speaker at major conferences including ADIPEC, the ATCE, CERAWeek, GasTech, SPIEF, and the World Gas Conference.

Before joining IHS Markit, Michael was a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) where he set up the gas programme. In addition, Michael has served as a Parliamentary Special Advisor for the House of Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee in the United Kingdom and as a consultant to the World Bank.

He is the author of numerous IHS Markit reports, including 'Two Visions of the Future of LNG,' 'European Natural Gas: The New Configuration,' 'Six Numbers to Change the Energy Future,' and 'The New Map of Global Gas.'

In 2021, Michael co-led 'A Sustainable Flame: the Role of Gas in Net Zero,' a cross-industry research programme supported by over 30 leading corporates.

Michael holds an honors degree from the University of York.

Industry expertise
Climate and Sustainability
Oil & Gas Upstream
Areas of interest
Coal to Gas Policies
Commodity Price Forecasts
Energy Transition
Natural Gas / LNG Markets
Regional focus
English, French
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