Kurt Barrow

Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream

IHS Markit

Kurt Barrow, vice president, Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream Insights, is responsible for IHS Markit’s research of crude oil, NGL, refining and petrochemical feedstocks. He also is responsible for joint mobility research offerings with IHS Markit Automotive. Barrow’s expertise includes refining economics, energy policy, and price forecasting. He is actively involved in downstream research overseeing a global team conducting expert-based analysis and analytical modeling of market and industry fundamentals. He has written extensively on the IMO bunker fuel topic and the influence of US tight oil on the downstream sector. Barrow began his career as an engineer at the Exxon Baytown Refinery and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Houston.