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Colin Parfitt


Vice President, Midstream

Colin E. Parfitt is vice president of Midstream, a position he has held since 2019. He is responsible for the company’s shipping, pipeline, power and energy management and supply and trading operating units. Previously Parfitt was president of Supply and Trading where he was responsible for Chevron’s global trading activities for crude oil, feedstocks, refined products, natural gas and gas liquids to support the company’s crude and gas production operations and refining and marketing network. Prior to that role Parfitt was vice president, Sales & Marketing, for Chevron Oronite Company LLC. He has also served as vice president of Americas Products, vice president of Finished Lubricants and president of Fuel and Marine Marketing. Parfitt joined Chevron in 1995 as manager, Crude Oil Trading, with Chevron International Oil Company based in London. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Exeter in England and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College in England.

Sessions With Colin Parfitt

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 11:55am - 12:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 05:55 pm - 08/mar/2023 06:45 pm

    Spotlight | What Is the Role of Gas in Transition & Security?

    Gas & LNG
    Natural gas is the least carbon-intensive of fossil fuels, but ever-growing demands on reducing greenhouse gas emissions are changing the competitive landscape beyond the power sector. There are multiple pathways for natural gas in a low-carbon future and different trajectories and timelines will develop in different regional markets. Gas has already partly displaced more carbon-intensive coal in the United States and Europe, with markets in Asia set for coal-to-gas switching in the coming years. Can natural gas act as a stepping stone to lower-carbon energy systems, delivering low-carbon energy also in the industrial, residential and commercial sectors? What steps should companies take today to keep natural gas a viable fuel in the future? What is the role of blue hydrogen and renewable natural gas?