Samantha Dart

Goldman Sachs

Head of Natural Gas Research

Strategist on the Commodities team within Global Investment Research. She produces research on US and European natural gas markets as well as liquefied natural gas, focusing on the economics of fuel substitution within the energy complex. Samantha first joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 as an energy strategist. She rejoined the firm as a managing director in 2018. Prior to rejoining the firm, Samantha was head of Gas and Power Research at Mercuria Energy America, where she produced analytics and trading ideas for US natural gas markets. Prior to that, she was global head of Gas and Power Research at Noble Group. Samantha earned a BA in Economics from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets, an MA in Economics from the Getulio Vargas Foundation and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Sessions With Samantha Dart

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    North American Gas Market Outlook: More volatility ahead?

    Panel Gas & LNG

    Natural gas prices in North America were on a roller-coaster ride in 2021 as winter storm Uri, surging demand coupled with lagging production, and concerns over winter 2021–22 supplies jostled the market. Pressure is mounting in North America to accelerate the energy transition away from fossil fuels. Some state and local governments are pushing initiatives to move away from natural gas for end uses such as space and water heating. In other regions, state governments have passed legislation prohibiting municipalities from banning natural gas use. Is natural gas still the largest source of electricity generation? Will homes and businesses move away from gas furnaces in favor of electrification? Will hydrogen and renewable natural gas make significant market inroads? How will E&P companies adapt to the changing landscape? How do these trends shape the natural gas market and do they increase or decrease volatility during the decade ahead?