Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream Insights
Kurt Barrow, Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream Insights, IHS Markit, is responsible for research and analysis of the crude oil through downstream value chains. He provides technical, commercial, and strategic advice to a diversity of clients in the midstream and downstream petroleum and biofuels space. Formerly a Vice President with Purvin & Gertz, Mr. Barrow’s expertise includes refining economics, business strategy, commercial analysis, crude oil and refined product forecasting, and policy scenario assessments. He is actively involved in global downstream research overseeing both expert-based analysis and analytical modeling of market and industry fundamentals. Mr. Barrow has also managed consulting projects, including public reports on the Volcker Rule, US crude export policy, and the impact of the IMO bunker fuel rules. He began his career as an engineer at the Exxon Baytown Refinery and holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Houston.