Matthew Palmer

IHS Markit

Senior Director

Matthew Palmer, Senior Director, IHS Markit, is an authority on North American natural gas markets with upstream oil and gas and financial risk management experience. He is an expert at developing fundamentals-based supply, demand, and price forecasts and an understanding of the associated risks. Mr. Palmer has developed a wide range of analytical models and tools to assess markets, has prepared presentations, and has written reports on the natural gas, electric power, and oil markets. This includes broad industry outlooks, regional analyses, and granular market assessments. He has a deep understanding of oil and gas infrastructure, regional supply and demand, and locational price differentials across the United States and Canada. Before joining IHS Markit, Mr. Palmer was Director, Fundamentals, at Encana, where he was responsible for natural gas and power market fundamentals analysis and oversaw Encana’s risk management activities for natural gas. Mr. Palmer began his career with IHS Markit (formerly CERA), where he led the development of natural gas demand forecasts, researched the relationship between oil and natural gas prices, and followed the western North American regional gas market. Mr. Palmer holds a BS and an MS from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

SESSIONS WITH Matthew Palmer

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 07:30 pm - 03/mar/2021 08:00 pm

    Plenary

    Global Outlook: Gas & LNG—volatility & transition

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Gas & LNG
    Despite the dramatic effects of the pandemic, gas and LNG markets have remained robust, and the recent cold weather snaps in parts of the world have driven prices to dramatic highs. Net-zero policies that have emerged around the world, have increased the focus on the use of gas and the opportunities for evolution to lower carbon uses. Gas supply projects continue their development to meet growing demand, while adapting to the possibility of a reduced trajectory. The IHS Markit team will discuss views—and recognize the uncertainties—about the future of world gas and LNG demand, regional specifics, and policies that impact gas and the overall energy mix.
  • 02:10pm - 02:40pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 08:10 pm - 03/mar/2021 08:40 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    North American Gas: Partner to the future

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Gas & LNG

    Natural gas has long been thought to be a bridge fuel to a greener global economy. For some it has become the “new coal” and is seen as a barrier to decarbonization efforts. What are the prospects for natural gas in a net-zero world? Will the Biden Administration hasten the transition away from natural gas? What does the future look like for infrastructure companies that have invested heavily in natural gas? What is the role of natural gas in a decarbonized future?