Head of Oil Markets, Midstream & Downstream Research
Mr. Barrow is responsible for Platts and IHS Markit’s research of crude oil, NGLs, refining, biofuels and petrochemical feedstocks. He also has responsible for joint mobility research offerings with S&P Mobility. Kurt oversees a global team of experts providing forecast views on market fundamentals and transition scenarios. He writes on a range of topics and supports executive and corporate boards with views on downstream markets and strategy and how to navigate the energy transition. Mr. Barrow began his career as a refining engineer at Exxon and was a partner at Purvin & Gertz. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Houston.