Horace Hobbs

Phillips 66

Chief Economist

Horace Hobbs, Chief Economist, Phillips 66, joined the company in October 2013. Mr. Hobbs is primarily focused on long-range planning and capital allocation for the global portfolio of Phillips 66 businesses. He has spent his entire thirty-year career in the energy industry, primarily as a management consultant and an operating executive. Prior to joining Phillips 66, Mr. Hobbs was Managing Director of Muse Stancil & Co., a boutique, global consulting firm, where he was focused on downstream strategy and provided a broad array of merger, acquisition, and divestiture advisory services. He also provided industry analysis and business planning support for operating companies, project and technology developers, equity investors, and financial institutions. Mr. Hobbs spent five years as part of the start-up executive team for Longhorn Pipeline and was previously employed as a downstream industry consultant at Wright Killen & Co. and The Pace Consultants (Now Jacobs Consultancy). He spent the early years of his career as a chemical engineer involved in process design and advanced process control applications. He has testified as a downstream industry expert before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), The California Public Utility Commission, and the National Energy Board of Canada. He regularly addresses a variety of audiences on topics related to global energy markets and economics. Mr. Hobbs holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Houston and is licensed by the state of Texas to practice engineering.

Sessions With Horace Hobbs

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 10:45am - 11:15am (CST) / 02/mar/2021 04:45 pm - 02/mar/2021 05:15 pm


    Downstream Strategies Beyond Crude & Oil Products

    Panel Downstream/Midstream/Chemicals Decarbonization Pathways

    The energy transition is pressuring downstream oil companies to simultaneously reduce emissions and compete in a slowing—and eventually declining—product demand market. Across the globe, the results of the pandemic are only accelerating climate policy, investor focus, and societal pressure to address carbon emissions from transportation fuels and the oil supply chain. How will refining profitability and investment prospects be affected by this changing downstream landscape? What is the role of biofuels, petrochemicals, retail, and other integration options in downstream strategies? How are consumers expected to respond to the added cost of lower-carbon intensity fuels?